Results 1 to 23 of 23
  1. #1
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    , IN
    Posts
    971

    Arrow Need new battery chager what should i get?

    My hobbico905 battery charger finaly went bad this weekend i wanna know a good charger for $50 or less that has a 15min timer and trickle and discharge wit 1 to for amps atleast....what do u guys reccommend........?
    Race Rustler 18/84
    http://tinyurl.com/5u8ave

  2. #2
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Mackenzie BC Canada
    Posts
    161
    i wouln t get a timed charger for that price.i would get a duratrax piranah digital peak charger or the duratrax intellipeak pulse charger.they are $50 and $55 at tower.the intellipeak can charge at 0.5 - 4 amps and the digi peak charger can charge at 0.1 - 5 amps.

  3. #3
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    , IN
    Posts
    971
    Thanks.... But i need more opinions before i buy........... HELP me out here plz..............
    Race Rustler 18/84
    http://tinyurl.com/5u8ave

  4. #4
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Orlando, Fl
    Posts
    1,022
    My best one is the pirhana, but my 959 does 3300's...
    Stable Includes: 2 Maxx's, 1 Pede, 1 4Tec

  5. #5
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Orange County, Ca
    Posts
    164
    Definitely the Duratrax Pirahna Digital Peak Charger. Don't get the MRC Superbrain. I had 2 of them fry on me. There was a definite problem with the Superbrain that I dont have with the Pirahna. Can't beat the price and features.

    http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCLD5&P=7

    I also have a Duratrax Intellipeak charger which also works awesome but less features.

    http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXUF43&P=7

    Both work great with no problems.
    Nitro 4-Tec, T-Maxx 2.5, Elec. Stampede, Elec. Rus

  6. #6
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Mackenzie BC Canada
    Posts
    161
    i forgot about my opinion of the super brain:good but not comparable to the piranah digi peak.

  7. #7
    RC Turnbuckle Jr. razer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Streetsboro, Ohio
    Posts
    15,087
    Originally posted by stampeder2000
    i forgot about my opinion of the super brain:good but not comparable to the piranah digi peak.
    You just got your Stampede & you have tried both of these chargers already?

  8. #8
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    mandeville ,LOUISIANA (24 miles north of new orleans)
    Posts
    625
    i have the pirhana peak too and ive had no promblems id head towords that cause there one of the best ones i heard
    :shakatailfetha:

    boogiieeee

  9. #9
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Tornado Country
    Posts
    169
    The good thing about the MRC Super Brain is that is supports NiCD and NiMH at a variable charge rate

    The problem most people have with this charger is it has a bad choice of components, but if you're handy with a soldering iron, go here to see how to fix it

    Once you fix it, it's a really good charger!

  10. #10
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Mackenzie BC Canada
    Posts
    161
    Originally posted by razer
    You just got your Stampede & you have tried both of these chargers already?
    my friends have alot of different chargers and those are of the ones they have.there my 2 favorite.i still like the duratrax charger the best though.and by the way i was using one of my friends cars and he let me borrow his charger and it worked well so i asked one of my other friends if i could borrow his to see which one is better and i like the duratrax.

  11. #11
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    , IN
    Posts
    971
    Can someone tell me what power supply i need for the duratrax charger.........................?
    Race Rustler 18/84
    http://tinyurl.com/5u8ave

  12. #12
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    , IN
    Posts
    971
    How long does it take to charge 3300mah batteries on the duratrax................
    ?????????????????
    Race Rustler 18/84
    http://tinyurl.com/5u8ave

  13. #13
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    mandeville ,LOUISIANA (24 miles north of new orleans)
    Posts
    625
    30 45 MAYBE AN HOUR
    :shakatailfetha:

    boogiieeee

  14. #14
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Terraferma
    Posts
    649
    i like the superbrain a lot. I use it almost everyday, and i have had since september, almost a year now. i just ran four consecutive packs through it, and it's the first time i have ever had a heat problem, but then again, i have never run four packs through it back to back to back to back. I just put my clip fan on it, and bingo, problem solved. It's an excellent charger, but it doesn't discharge. I think that's the only thing that doesn't match your description.
    All aroung big bores in the house.

    The baddest rusty on the block..actually..the only rusty on the block...

  15. #15
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Mackenzie BC Canada
    Posts
    161
    it would take about an hour to an hour and a half to charge a 3300 batt.

  16. #16
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    , IN
    Posts
    971
    Has anyone used an 8 cell pack on the duratrax like3000mah and charged it completely wit no problems..?..............How good is a mega2 charger or any other besides the duratrax ones......????
    Race Rustler 18/84
    http://tinyurl.com/5u8ave

  17. #17
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    mandeville ,LOUISIANA (24 miles north of new orleans)
    Posts
    625
    just get the duratrax just my oppinion
    :shakatailfetha:

    boogiieeee

  18. #18
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Mackenzie BC Canada
    Posts
    161
    yeah there the best

  19. #19
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    , IN
    Posts
    971
    what power suspply do u have to buy???for it
    Race Rustler 18/84
    http://tinyurl.com/5u8ave

  20. #20
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    mandeville ,LOUISIANA (24 miles north of new orleans)
    Posts
    625
    nothing! when i bought it i just hooked it up and charged my batts
    :shakatailfetha:

    boogiieeee

  21. #21
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    , IN
    Posts
    971
    yep i confused for got it came with one.......
    Race Rustler 18/84
    http://tinyurl.com/5u8ave

  22. #22
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    mandeville ,LOUISIANA (24 miles north of new orleans)
    Posts
    625
    yea wen i first got it i couldnt find it intill i looked a little harder
    :shakatailfetha:

    boogiieeee

  23. #23
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    , IN
    Posts
    971
    whats the difference between the Duratrax Intellipeak and the Duratrax pulse???
    Race Rustler 18/84
    http://tinyurl.com/5u8ave

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •