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Dec 07, 2015, 11:29 AM
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Turnigy Reaktor 300W 20A AC/DC charger


I am thinking of getting one of the above chargers. I cannot find any reviews for this product, so I am asking anyone that has this charger their opinion of it.

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Dec 07, 2015, 01:09 PM
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Thanks, but that is the standard charger. I'm interested in the AC/DC model!!
Dec 07, 2015, 01:14 PM
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Ah, sorry about that.
Dec 10, 2015, 08:22 AM
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I ordered one on Monday as my current Supermate DC6 (AC charger) went south on me. I'm also unable to find any specs/videos/reviews that give information on the AC aspect of this charger. I'm hoping it will have enough power to at least let us charge at 10A. I contacted hobbyking live chat and was informed their technical people where not in, however I would receive an e-mail with an answer...that was on Monday.

I did note that it seems to be a very close relative of the Thunder 0620AC 300Watt 20Amp Dual Charger w/ Built-n AC Power Supply. There again I could not find anything on the AC aspect of this charger either.

Ill update you with how this thing works when I receive it. I should not I've only got a handful of 2S batteries the largest being a 6500mah. So I can only safely use the charger at 13A if it will let me.
Dec 10, 2015, 02:09 PM
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I've had the charger your talking about and so far it's been great. I don't charge past 1C often but if I'm in a jam and need batteries this will charge my 6s 3200mah at 12 amps easy.

The fans only come on when the internal stat calls for them. It has a lot of settings my other 6a 80w traxxas charger didn't - the main being the end voltage selection and store voltage selection. The next, for me at least.... is that it reads IR for both total pack and individual cell. Only problem I see with this is that the cell numbers vary too much so I'm really not sure how accurate it is. Who knows maybe they just forgot to calibrate it lol... other then that so far it's been stellar and I really wanna take advantage of the regenerative discharge so I can be more exact when breaking 8th my packs.

Let me know what you think of yours when you start fooling around with it.

Hope this helps!!
Dec 11, 2015, 08:57 AM
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Thanks for the info Flyin. I'm excited that it can charge at 12A on the internal power supply. I was going to be happy if I could charge at 10A with the internal power supply.

By the way...is that Eddie I see there in your profile picture?
Dec 14, 2015, 11:46 AM
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So my charger arrived a few days ago and I've only charged some smaller 2200mah 2s lipos as our weather has been pretty awful recently. Upon opening the box I noted the charger is about twice the size of my Supermate DC6 AC/DC charger. The construction is what I would expect with this style charger, nice aluminum/metal case, good button feel, bright clear LCD screen and easy to get to ports/plugs.

So I plugged it in and fired it up. It has a power switch which my DC6 did not, so I like that feature. The power cord is considerably longer then my DC6, another plus in my mind. The ports for the lipo balancing cords (I believe that's what they are called, the small wires on the battery) are built into the side of the charger as opposed to being and external plug in box for my DC6. Not sure if this feature will hamper/bother me in anyway compared to the DC6, but so far no complaints.

So I plugged in one of my Zippy FlySky 2S 2200mah 40C batteries. Utilizing my harbor freight freebie volt meter each cell was at about 3.82V. According to the charger each cell was actually at 3.7V, so I'm not sure which is right. These batteries are claimed to have a 5C charge rate, however I'm still not super comfortable charging lipos so I opted for a rate of 6.5A. If my math is correct this is a rate of 3.3C. It took the charger just under 18 minutes to charge this pack to 4.20V per cell. Strange thing, or not so strange as this is a free volt meter, is the freebie volt meter said each cell was 4.19/4.18 after the charge.

I've got a SPC 2S 6500mah 60c battery I plan to charge, however am going to wait until the weather is nicer as I don't want it sitting charged. SPC says their batteries are good for a 2C rate, so I plan to charge it at 12A. I guess I could charge it up and then utilize the "storage charge" feature, however I'm not familiar with that, and need to do more homework before attempting it.

All and all I'm pleased with it so far, but time will tell. Ill get some pictures up shortly for everyone' viewing pleasure.
Dec 14, 2015, 12:15 PM
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I've got a SPC 2S 6500mah 60c battery I plan to charge, however am going to wait until the weather is nicer as I don't want it sitting charged. SPC says their batteries are good for a 2C rate, so I plan to charge it at 12A. I guess I could charge it up and then utilize the "storage charge" feature, however I'm not familiar with that, and need to do more homework before attempting it.
The storage feature is easy to use. You might want to give it a go to see how it works for you. With the 20 watt discharge limit on that charger you will need 60-90 minutes to take that 2S/6500 battery from full charge to 1/2 charge. That might get you thinking about getting some kind of discharger as well.
Dec 14, 2015, 12:48 PM
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I have this charger and like it a lot. Simple to use, relatively quiet, and charges the biggest batteries I use (6S 8000mah) in a reasonable time at 1C. It replaced a SkyRC touchscreen charger that I was very fond of but just didn't have enough power for my big lipos.

I wanted something that didn't require a separate power supply, and for the money I think that was a great fit. I've been using it for around three months now.
Dec 14, 2015, 01:01 PM
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The storage feature is easy to use. You might want to give it a go to see how it works for you. With the 20 watt discharge limit on that charger you will need 60-90 minutes to take that 2S/6500 battery from full charge to 1/2 charge. That might get you thinking about getting some kind of discharger as well.
So what exactly is a "discharger"? Is it something I would add to this charger or is it a stand alone unit, or am I way off base?
Dec 14, 2015, 02:30 PM
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So what exactly is a "discharger"? Is it something I would add to this charger or is it a stand alone unit, or am I way off base?
Search for battery discharger and you will find loads of threads. Many people make their own, but they can be purchased as well. Basically just a simple device to let you drain power from a battery faster than most chargers (especially smaller chargers) are capable of. Here is one example:

http://www.myrcmart.com/rcx-3in1-bat...ng-p-4766.html
Aug 02, 2016, 05:34 PM
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Got this charger the other day and wow what an upgrade from my previous chargers. Had an icharger that preformed quite good but only had 7a. Unfortunately I fryed that when connecting my batterys wrong in a hurry. Then got one cheap accucell a60 that I got my money back because it didn't charge at 6a as it was supposed to. Got a turning p606 as a replacement but that one had the same problem and was just charging via the balance port.

Took the leap and bought me this awesome charger and tested to charge 4 1800mah 4s at 20a and it charged steady at about 19.5a. Now I can charge 8 batterys faster than the p606 charged one! Huge improvement and well worth the money.

I see that there is quite a few settings but I haven't changed anything but the beeps when charging is finished to 5 beeps instead of it beeping constantly. What do you recommend to do in the settings to get the best performance?
Dec 18, 2016, 12:46 AM
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Hey guys,

I would like to find a good option for parallel charging 6 x 2200 3S batteries. An external power supply is OK, but I'm a fan of simple and compact. For a little over $100 this AC/DC option caught my eye. I have two 50W units today, and I've considered additional smaller units, but again I like the idea of a single, compact unit if it ticks all of the boxes.

I'm seeing a few of you guys seemingly confirming that this charger defies the conventional wisdom about all-in-one units and can in fact deliver full rated output on AC power. If owners are still watching this thread, would you please post the highest power combinations you routinely charge on AC power and any cons you find doing it (excessive heat, noise, inaccurate terminal voltage, or whatever)?

Thanks.
Dec 18, 2016, 05:10 AM
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Hi CatBird,

You can see my initial post about this charger just over a year ago, above (post #10). I am still as happy with it today as I was back then. It has been 100% reliable and never had an issue.

The biggest lipos I charge are still my 6S 8000mah packs, and I can balance charge them at 12A (1.5C) in around 30mins from storage levels. I have gone as high as 16A a few times without problems.

If I was forced to complain about any part of this charger, it would be that discharging large lipos takes forever. That's about it. Hope this helps.


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