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    Charger adapter questions

    Hi all,

    I am awaiting the delivery of my rustler vxl and I have already received the Onyx 150 charger that I also ordered. Here's the thing: I ordered it used and it didn't come with the adapters. The rustler comes with 2 3s lipos and the original NiMH battery. What adapters will I need to charge/balance and where can I get them?
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    You will need a different charger for the lipos. For the nimh you will just need a tamiya to traxxas adapter. If you get another charger since the onyx 150 doesn't charge lipos then I recommend the onyx 235. If you get that then you will need a 4 mm bullet to traxxas connector.
    This will TOTALLY work, saw a guy on YouTube do it

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    According to Duratrax, the 150 is a lipo charger.

    http://www.duratrax.com/chargers/onyx/dtxp4195.html

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    Oh. I was thinking of the onyx 100 that I had. My bad. It says it comes with the traxxas adapter and the balance board. Everything that you need should be included.
    This will TOTALLY work, saw a guy on YouTube do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by riley_dunn View Post
    According to Duratrax, the 150 is a lipo charger.

    http://www.duratrax.com/chargers/onyx/dtxp4195.html
    But it isn't an NiMH charger.
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    If you have the money, then upgrade to a traxxas ez peak plus charger so you can charge lipo, life, NIMH, and nicd!
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    I can also recommend the Powerlab 6 if you plan on getting other cars. Otherwise if budget is a priority right now I can recommend the onyx 235 or the traxxas ez peak plus.
    This will TOTALLY work, saw a guy on YouTube do it

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    Thank you for the suggestions. I already have the onyx 150 based on it being the cheapest one that I was told was "good enough." Also, to make it even cheaper I bought it used but did not know it didn't have the adapter. The reason for my penny pinching is because I just spent a little over my original intended budget of 200 for a used RTR Rustler VXL. That arrives on Monday. Anyway, I found the adapters on amazon but there are both "Standard Female and Traxxas Male Connectors" and "Standard Male and Traxxas Female Connectors." Which one do I need?

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    You will need the standard female and traxxas male adapters
    This will TOTALLY work, saw a guy on YouTube do it

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    Thank you very much! Good to go

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