logo
Thread Tools
Old 04-12-2016, 09:16 AM
BuzzardChaser is offline
Find More Posts by BuzzardChaser
Damn Birds!
BuzzardChaser's Avatar
United States, FL, Miami
Joined Mar 2006
133 Posts
Question
Battery charger recommendations

I have been out of the hobby for about 8 years and now I am getting back in. I have a JR x9303 DSM2 and a yak profile with a Saito 125. I am currently evaluating my old batteries. Probably going to change them regardless to be on the save side.
So I can't find my old charger and I can't remember what I had. Any recommendation what to get? I,m flying glow right now but would like to buy an electric bird soon and maybe later get into gas engines and giant scale.
BuzzardChaser is offline Find More Posts by BuzzardChaser
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old 04-12-2016, 09:32 AM
Surfer Dude is offline
Find More Posts by Surfer Dude
Team Futaba
Surfer Dude's Avatar
Antarctica
Joined Jan 2006
597 Posts
Icharger 410 duo
Surfer Dude is offline Find More Posts by Surfer Dude
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2016, 09:51 AM
BuzzardChaser is offline
Find More Posts by BuzzardChaser
Damn Birds!
BuzzardChaser's Avatar
United States, FL, Miami
Joined Mar 2006
133 Posts
State of the art for sure, but I don't really need two chargers in one at this stage and the cost is high.
BuzzardChaser is offline Find More Posts by BuzzardChaser
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2016, 09:52 AM
FGNewbie is online now
Find More Posts by FGNewbie
Registered User
FGNewbie's Avatar
Joined Mar 2010
4,069 Posts
Perhaps then you could provide your purchase needs and budget?
FGNewbie is online now Find More Posts by FGNewbie
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2016, 10:44 AM
Judge is offline
Find More Posts by Judge
Team Futaba
Judge's Avatar
United States, CA, Ladera Ranch
Joined Jan 2006
11,481 Posts
Go to this page:

http://www.progressiverc.com/chargers/battery-chargers/

Find a charger that fits your budget and requirements. I have a couple of the iCharger 106B+ and have found them to be a very reliable and cost effective charger.
Judge is offline Find More Posts by Judge
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2016, 02:20 PM
Mike Mayberry is offline
Find More Posts by Mike Mayberry
Registered User
Poway, CA
Joined Mar 2006
798 Posts
Tough to beat this charger for $30: http://www.weekenderwarehouse.com/x1...r-refurbished/

Or new for $60: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXBJBY&P=ML

It's perfect for anything you want to charge. Has cycling capabilities for your TX, RX packs and for small electrics its perfect. You're only limited when you start getting into large electrics with 6S due to the wattage.

Mike.
Mike Mayberry is offline Find More Posts by Mike Mayberry
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2016, 02:59 PM
BuzzardChaser is offline
Find More Posts by BuzzardChaser
Damn Birds!
BuzzardChaser's Avatar
United States, FL, Miami
Joined Mar 2006
133 Posts
At this point I only need it to charge my 2 cell li-po in my glow plane and my TX battery. But I would hate not get something a little better for $50 +/- more and regret it later when I go into electrics. What do you guys think of the Thunder Power Tp 610c? What I like about this one is that I don't need a desperate power supply and it's ac/dc for field charging as well.
BuzzardChaser is offline Find More Posts by BuzzardChaser
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2016, 04:47 PM
Mike Mayberry is offline
Find More Posts by Mike Mayberry
Registered User
Poway, CA
Joined Mar 2006
798 Posts
That's a good choice... TP makes great chargers too! If you want a little more versatility you should also consider the new X2 AC Plus charger with 100 watts total on AC that can be divided between the two ports as you see fit. (300 watts total on DC. 100w/200w) Street price is $100

http://hitecrcd.com/products/charger...harger/product
Mike Mayberry is offline Find More Posts by Mike Mayberry
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-13-2016, 06:43 AM
jymz is online now
Find More Posts by jymz
Registered User
jymz's Avatar
United States, OH, Columbus
Joined Sep 2009
44 Posts
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

This is a great charger for the money.
jymz is online now Find More Posts by jymz
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-13-2016, 07:44 AM
FGNewbie is online now
Find More Posts by FGNewbie
Registered User
FGNewbie's Avatar
Joined Mar 2010
4,069 Posts
I have a couple of thunder 680'chargers from eBay. I,use them frequently for lipos and life's and they are a great value.
FGNewbie is online now Find More Posts by FGNewbie
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-13-2016, 06:46 PM
ron_van_sommeren is offline
Find More Posts by ron_van_sommeren
uomo ludens modellesticus
ron_van_sommeren's Avatar
near Nijmegen, Netherlands
Joined Apr 2009
116 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by BuzzardChaser View Post
... I,m flying glow right now but would like to buy an electric bird soon ...
Some reading for rainy/windy days. Will save you, and us , a lot of questions.
Will also prevent you from burning up several controllers and/or motors and/or battery:
E-flight primer and tools

Don't forget to buy a watt-meter, will pay for itself, several times over.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BuzzardChaser View Post
...So I can't find my old charger and I can't remember what I had. Any recommendation what to get? ...
Charger current goes down as number of cells goes up! Therefore maximum power (in watt) is important too, apart from maximum current and maximum voltage.

Two handy charger selection tools/calculators
www.scriptasylum.com
→ RC calculations
→ electrical
chargers (2 menu items)
The other menu items and demos are also veeeeery handy/instructive for e-folk, add site to your favourites?

Vriendelijke groeten Ron
ron_van_sommeren is offline Find More Posts by ron_van_sommeren
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-13-2016, 06:58 PM
tchanter is offline
Find More Posts by tchanter
Registered User
tchanter's Avatar
United States, NC, Stanley
Joined Jan 2008
325 Posts
Gotta tell you I fly gas and electric - everyone at the field has puffed (and ruined) batteries except me - i use 2 S 1000mah to 6S 5800mah - Judge is right go to Progressive RC and buy the appropriate iCharger - they are great at customer service and the iChargers work - or buy a HK bargain and hope for the best
tchanter is offline Find More Posts by tchanter
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-13-2016, 08:50 PM
japan3d is online now
Find More Posts by japan3d
Mr. Cessna
japan3d's Avatar
Japan, Ibaraki-ken, Sashima-gun
Joined Jan 2006
2,141 Posts
iCharger 4010Duo here. Pay now or pay later. Highly recommend a iCharger.
japan3d is online now Find More Posts by japan3d
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2016, 10:54 AM
ron_van_sommeren is offline
Find More Posts by ron_van_sommeren
uomo ludens modellesticus
ron_van_sommeren's Avatar
near Nijmegen, Netherlands
Joined Apr 2009
116 Posts
Lots of charger & power supply tests
translate...www.elektromodellflug.de

LiPo/LiFe/HV-, ESC-, motor-, connector-, electronics-tests too.

Vriendelijke groeten Ron
ron_van_sommeren is offline Find More Posts by ron_van_sommeren
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2016, 11:36 AM
funboy is offline
Find More Posts by funboy
Registered User
funboy's Avatar
Denver
Joined Aug 2006
4,617 Posts
I like the buddy rc ichargers. I have a 106b for $100 with a paraboard. Can charge literally anything, and up to 5 or 6 of the the same type lipos at once up to 10 amps.
funboy is offline Find More Posts by funboy
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message


Quick Reply
Message:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools