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Oct 03, 2005, 12:59 PM
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I need a cheap Lipo charger that will not explode my cells.


I have an RC expert charger for the time being and I am sure its not peaking the cells out, what choices have I?? I really want a mains charger as it suits me better.

Any good suggestions?

Cheers fellaz

Tim
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Oct 03, 2005, 01:02 PM
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I have found this so far

E-TEC SM 2020 LIPOLY 3 CELL CHARGER 12V Input

Could I use an adaptor that I have it reads 12Volt and 800mah to power it or do I need a 12V cell direct??
Oct 03, 2005, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by roundthebend
I have an RC expert charger for the time being and I am sure its not peaking the cells out, what choices have I?? I really want a mains charger as it suits me better.

Any good suggestions?

Cheers fellaz

Tim
Yup take your pick. The only thing that will blow your lipo's up is you. To make them last longer charge upto 0.7 C and dont cook them in the air. Thats it.
Oct 03, 2005, 02:03 PM
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i have an Aurora all in 1 charger. Easy to use, not so picky on the 12volt powersource unlike my other charger. it was only $35...

only bad things are it doesnt come with instructions and it gets really hot when you charge at 2amps i think the entire charger case is a heatsink though. maybe this is why it's not so picky with power source. only limited to 3 cells lipo. so no HV support.
Oct 03, 2005, 03:16 PM
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hobbico MKII field charger, does two lipo packs at once and only gioes to 1 amp max charge.. not bad for $49
Oct 03, 2005, 03:17 PM
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Spend the extra bucks and get a Triton. They are often on sale for around $100. Its the best charger i have found. My friend liked it so much he bought one too. Very user friendly.
Oct 03, 2005, 04:22 PM
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I'm thinking about getting a greatplanes polycharge. I have read positive reviews of them and you cant beat the $25 price.
Oct 03, 2005, 04:27 PM
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LIPOs Don't Peak


Read up about LIPO battery management in B & C forum to really understand what U GOTTA DO, DON'T GUESS
Oct 03, 2005, 04:31 PM
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How about going to the battery and charger forum. There is a pole there right now for opinions for best charger in 3 price ranges.
Oct 03, 2005, 05:34 PM
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