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If you had $1000.00 to spend on a charger and power supply, what would you buy?

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by pawnshopmike, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. I've been thinking about upgrading my charger and power supply. Right now I'm using a Hitec X4 Eighty and a 25 amp 12V power supply. I don't charge any really large packs but I like being able to charge them fast. Largest packs I have right now are 4s 3300. But some of my packs have a 12c charge rating. So my x4 Eighty can't even come close to maxing out the charge rating on my larger packs. But I do like the fact that I can charge 4 packs at a time.

    So....what would you guys do if you had a $1000.00 budget to play with?

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  3. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    The Graupner stuff looks interesting and is expensive but my Turnigy mega 300 watt dual gets er done with a custom 35amp power supply I built.
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  4. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Would this be a charger for big electric plane batteries or a charger for gas powered plane batteries?
  5. Yup.:D
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  6. camss69

    camss69 70cc twin V2

    I use a 20 amp 12v Pyramid power supply and a Hitec X4-80 charger. I don't have any really big batteries either but being able to charge 4 at once is nice! Not much of a Hitec fan but I really like that charger, it's pretty inexpensive as well.
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  7. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

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  8. camss69

    camss69 70cc twin V2

    Oh!!!! I like the idea of being able to check the batts from my lawn chair on my phone!
  9. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Now that I told you what I'd do with that budget, what I'd really do is a single PowerLab 8 with a Bump Controller and a single 24v power supply for around $600.
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  10. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    A couple of guys at the field were beta testing the Bump Controller and the developer is also in the club. It's a pretty cool piece!
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