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Old 01-19-2003, 01:34 PM   #11
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I thought I'd see more Digipace 3 units. That was the one I was leaning towards.
A friend of mine has 3 different units on his bench
Seems like there would be a market for an all in one
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Old 01-19-2003, 02:38 PM   #12
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I have both a digiace 3,and one of the original accucycles and both work very well.I normally have three planes ready to fly all with electronic ignitions so I always seem to be cycling or charging a pack.Also I seem to have standardized at about the 1400 MAH size so the wall warts that come with the radios arent much use.I live 10min from our club field and dont fly electrics so dont have any need to quick charge from my car battery.
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Old 01-19-2003, 09:35 PM   #13
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I have an FMA Einstein Deluxe which I use in the shop for cycling battery packs. It has an AC transformer and very handy interface cords for all the major mfg's battery packs. I also have a Turbo Super Charger which I just got for use at the field with my new eflight system. It comes highly recommended, but I can't personally vouch for it yet. Luck, Dzl
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Old 01-19-2003, 10:27 PM   #14
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Oops, posted this on the wrong forum previously

Maybe I'm showing my age , but I'm still using the analog "L.R. Taylor & Co. Power Pacer". Certainly not the most modern unit, but it presently serves my needs

I always carry my "Ace Super Smart Charger" along with a "Tower Hobbies" expanded scale voltmeter, in my transmitter case. I think I should "rent them out", half the "guys" at the field use them more than I do

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Old 01-21-2003, 08:26 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Bob Hudson
I switched over to NiMH batteries near the end of this past summer.

At the same time I needed a new charger for the NiMh, and decided to try a Dymond Super Turbo


Works real good. Has lot's of options, including a cycle option..

Check it out, you might like it.

I'll second that. I bought one last year based on Robert Gayle's recommendation, very impressed with it's versatility. Can charge NiCD, Nimh, LiON and PB. of various configurations from trickle to fast charge rates.
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Old 01-21-2003, 10:47 AM   #16
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The Dymond looks like the Supernova options!!
Good price!!!!
Cecil, I bolted my ESV to my flight box 3 guys bought there own instead of carrying my box. I hear ya!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-21-2003, 11:02 AM   #17
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The Accucycle plus looks alright. Does both TX and RX which I like very much. I have the same option with my Digipace2. A question or two on it!!!
Does it Discharge with either 250 or 750 or does it also have the capability to do anything in between?
What is the biggest Battery you have cycled? Does it have a shut off time for a maximum charge?


This would be both of mine in one.........

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Some serious charging capabilities here. The Alpha 4, wonder if they take trades,
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Old 01-21-2003, 12:53 PM   #18
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The Dymond super Turbo

The Grest Planes Triton

And the Super Nova

ALL looks like similar units. Actually they look like they are designed and built in the same factory, only have different name stikies on them (LOL>

Don't know about the others first hand, but I do know about the Dymond

Charges and discharges in 50ma increnments to 5Amp max.

This means it can be set to trickle charge,fast charge, C/10, you name it

Can be set for either Nicad or Nimh.

Can hold 10 battery configurations in any of the Nicad or NiMh settings and ANY of the selectable Charge rates and Discharge rates

Frankly, I don'y know what else anyone would want a "simple" charger to do, other than be able to handle multiple packs.

But, at these prices you can buy 3 and STILL break even with the cost of an ALpha 4 !!

I run mine on A/C using an old PC power supply for the 12VDC. Works like a champ!

I have five (count em' -- 5 ) battery packs ( 4 x 1650 ma on RX , 1 x 2700 ma on Ign) in my planes and I can still charge them all in the evening after a contest ready for the next day.. (takes about half an hour per pack on quick charge.

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