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    Default economical lipo charger?

    Well... my nimh isn't fitting in my Gelande very well so I'm considering Lipo. My current charger won't handle Liop which is one of the reasons I haven't considered them. I've been looking at the genace 2 cells at hobbypartz. they seem pretty reasonable. They have a couple chargers in the $40 range. Has anyone use them? Reccomendations? Thanks.

    http://www.hobbypartz.com/chargers.html
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    I haven't, always have used Hyperion... not so economical but a great charger.
    I'm nervous about the more affordable chargers doing damage to $100 batteries but that's just me.
    Would love to know of a budget charger to though as I have to send a simple drag car up to my dad. He'll be needing a charger and battery to go with it and the fact that he'll only use it around the shop, the high dollar stuff would be a waste.

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    Thanks Kevin, I saw where you had recommened the Hyperion on another thread & checked prices & would prefer to go that route. budget is tight at the moment & just can't seem to find a place for my old fasion 6 cell in the defender.... hmmm.
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    I think you'll like the Lipo technology once you get in it. The Hyperion makes for an easy transition and balanced charging.

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    I also have a Hyperion charger and it is my favorite. Big money though (as was mentioned).

    Last year I bought a charger from Hobby King.



    found here: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...er_w_acc_.html

    I have no complaints at all about this charger. Very happy with it. Feature wise it does most everything my Hyperion does except measure the impedence of the pack. The best part is that it is less than $40
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    $40 ... that's sound!
    Even a year out of it for $40 is worth it

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    I've been using these for a few years.
    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...40v_Input.html
    $11.44
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    I've got a mystery unit that charges everything from NIMH/NIcad to lipo and my lead acid batteries ... when I bought it 4 years ago it was around $90 + AC power adapter ... now they are on ebay for like $30 with all the leads... basically the 'non clone' Imex B6 (I believe) is what they are now... and will power off a 12V battery (aka your car in the field)

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    Thanks guys. Some good options for sure.

    I ventured into the world of SCT with a Blitz kit & Castle SCT brushless system so I'm looking at lipo a little more seriously.

    I guess I have to build a track now... I've never gone over 4 mph... this should be interesting.
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    Get a quality charger they will last you a long time. And we back them up with a warranty:

    http://www.maxamps.com/EOS0606i.htm

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