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    Alias Battery Storage and Charger

    I have three RC vehicles, a Slash, an Alias, and a Na-no QX. I also have three separate chargers for them, but would like to narrow it down to one. For the Slash I am using a Radiant Primal from Hobby Town and the stock chargers for the two quads with a USB wall adapter. The two quads I have multiple batteries for both so I would need the adapters to charge a few in parallel. I would like something that will also discharge the batteries to 3.8V for storage on them as well. I have a home built discharger for the Slash battery that works but I have to babysit it. Its just a bulb "plugged" into an adapter and a voltage alarm that goes off at 3.8V. The quad batteries I just run until the low voltage cutoff kicks in and am unable to test their voltage. Looking only to spend around $50 if that is possible. Thanks in advance for any advice.

    Not sure if this will be the best section to post this since it encompasses multiple RCs.
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    any smart charger will do what you are asking and there are a number of brands out there. the amount you pay for one will depend on how many amps and watts it is capable of, whether it is DC or AC/DC, and who it is made by? you can find them priced very affordable, but most likely in the neighborhood of around $70 for one that is AC/DC with 5amps/50watt capability shipped. check any supplier that carries chargers. I have found some nice ones listed on ebay as well. it will honestly come down to what you want based on your specific needs?
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    I bought the IMAX B6AC. It has some problems in "storage" mode for lipos. I would not recommend it but it does work for charging when you figure out how to use it. (manual is horrible!) Don

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    What adapter do you need to connect the alias battery pack to a charger with banana plugs. Not sure if its a BEC adapter or not

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    Alias Battery Storage and Charger

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybird43 View Post
    What adapter do you need to connect the alias battery pack to a charger with banana plugs. Not sure if its a BEC adapter or not
    I have this six-parallel cable and I have to say that the quality is better than I expected. That's not something you will frequently hear from me, lol. Additionally, the vendor is in the U.S. so no waiting for shipping from overseas.
    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...obalID=EBAY-US
    I used it to discharge four of my Alias batteries just yesterday. You can use from just one to all six leads at any time. As always with parallel charging, the batteries should be very close to equal voltage before you attach them. Otherwise, when they balance instantaneously you may incur some damage.
    Last edited by ksb51rl; 06-21-2015 at 08:56 AM.
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