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Old 05-10-2013, 09:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Should I buy two chargers instead of one?

I have a bunch of 3s 2200mah batteries and then I have a bunch of small 200mah 2s and 1s batteries that are quick to charge. I haven't made any investment in chargers yet and I don't anticipate going beyond 3s for the forseable future. I'm thinking I might want two chargers so I can charge big and small batteries at the same time. Does anybody here recommend this and whats a good-priced charger for the smaller batteries? I'm hoping theres an ideal charger for smaller batteries.

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Old 05-13-2013, 03:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just bought a PowerLab 8 (v2) and MPA board. Best money I have ever spent.
I can charge all 6 3s 2200mah batteries in 20mins.
Previously i used 2 thunder power acdc chargers and a bc6dxII.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Are there any chargers that let you charge different cell counts simultaneously?
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Are there any chargers that let you charge different cell counts simultaneously?
Hitec X4 lets you charge four at once, different cell counts and different chemistry. I have the AC/DC version, is convenient, but it's only 50W per channel. That only gives me about 2.2A max when charging 6S batteries, which is not even 1C. You could get 2C or close to it with your 3s cells. I'm happy enough with the X4, strictly because of the convenience of AC power, but the relatively low power is definitely one of its drawbacks.
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Two chargers is the best, you never have to stop flying. Before I got rid of most of my big stuff I ran a 306b and a 106b+ and couldn't keep up with the batteries.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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One decent charger (300W or higher) with parallal cables. Or buy the last charger you will ever need (buy cheap buy twice).. the 80A iCharger 4010Duo
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Gotta agree with sylster, I bought a 4010 icharger and couldn't be happier. My buddy seen mine and bought same one after seeing it. Small, loaded with features, and very very powerful. It's kinda like future proofing yourself. Buy once now, be good for years. It'll do everything you will want no matter what ya end up using battery wise down road.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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But bear in mind you NEED 24v to 48v to make use of all the power it has to offer. But these kinda power supply can be bought fairly cheap so don't let that scare ya.
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