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Old Jan 05, 2003, 10:06 PM
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AC/DC charger for NIMH packs


Can anyone recommend a good AC/DC (i.e., plug into a wall outlet) that will trickle & fast charge NIMH packs. Also, it must have peak detection -- I want all the bells & whistles.

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Chris
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Old Jan 06, 2003, 12:34 AM
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Re: AC/DC charger for NIMH packs


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Can anyone recommend a good AC/DC (i.e., plug into a wall outlet) that will trickle & fast charge NIMH packs. Also, it must have peak detection -- I want all the bells & whistles.
My little Wattage PF-12 does all this for 4-24 cells at only $50.
Old Jan 08, 2003, 03:40 PM
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I believe the PF-12 charges 4-12 cells, not 24.
Old Jan 08, 2003, 03:55 PM
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I'm using the MRC Super Brain 959 which does all that for 1-8 cells, plus has a digital display. Seems to work fine. Costs less then $50.
Old Jan 08, 2003, 04:20 PM
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I believe the PF-12 charges 4-12 cells, not 24.
You are right. I stand corrected.
Old Jan 08, 2003, 04:21 PM
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I'm using the MRC Super Brain 959 which does all that for 1-8 cells, plus has a digital display. Seems to work fine. Costs less then $50.
Well, I just got into electrics and already have two 10-cell packs for a speed 480 plane.. not charging at least 10 cells strikes me as a negative.
Old Jan 08, 2003, 05:15 PM
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If you want all the bells and whistles, get a Triton and a good 12 volt power supply. Best of both worlds.

You can't really get a 'full featured' charger that is both AC/DC right now. I have the superbrain, and while it is a good charger, I cannot slow charge packs because the lowest charge rate is 500ma. Plus it only does 8 cells.
Old Jan 08, 2003, 06:44 PM
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If you never intend on getting into the bigger (AA+) packs the Wattage will do ok, but the 2 amp max charge rate will drive you crazy if you do. If you want all the bells and whistles then I would go with a power supply and a higher end DC unit.
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Old Jan 08, 2003, 08:11 PM
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Xoltri & Khen:

I think the 12V power supply will be the way I'm going to go.

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Old Jan 08, 2003, 08:41 PM
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If you haven't seen them yet, search for Pyramid on this forum they make great power supplies at very good prices. Or if you have a spare computer power supply they work well to.
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