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Old 09-25-2004, 09:54 PM   #1
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Triton or Hobbico Elite?

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I may be looking for a new charger that includes auto-peak charging and cycling. I have an Accu-Cycle now - the charge is a flat 15hrs, no peak function.

Which of these two (GP Triton or the Accu-Cycle Elite) would be the best choice for all-round charging and battery maintenance needs? Both claim to handle NiCd, NiMh, and Li-Po.


Thanks everyone. I went with the Hobbico Field charger MKII.
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Old 09-26-2004, 06:06 AM   #2
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I personally have one hobbico elite chargers that I picked up a month ago. It is simple to use and to get used too. You can also go into the charge and cycle functions and custimize each function to your liking. Or you can let the charger use the default settings.
Why I bought the charger opposed to the trition is I can do 2 batteries at once, no need to by a ac-dc converter. Mine came with one. my charger can input up to 2amp of charge rate. I personally don't have huge batteries that can take that kind of charge rate. The triton output is I think 5 amp
Plus the hobby shop had one instock
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Old 09-26-2004, 07:36 AM   #3
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My son and I are into electrics, but he is the one who has gone li-po. He did a lot of research on this issue and ended up with the Accu-Cycle for the reasons cited by Bryan. In addition, he bought a couple of temperature probes just to be safe. He claims it takes only about an hour to top off his two li-pos because he can do two at a time, and he doesn't have to leave the shop area while it is going on--another safety precaution. Just to indicate how a-retentive we are, a smoke detector was located near the charging station, and he has a fireproof tile surface for the battery packs! Go luck, Dzl
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Old 10-04-2004, 10:57 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses.

I think I am going to keep my accucycle and go for a Hobbico quick field charger MKII. The MKII does NiCd, NiMh, and Lithium-ion. It will also allow me to peak my packs after they come off of the accucycle. I do not have a field charger or peak charger now. Overall, this should be more economical than selling the accucycle I have then getting the elite or the triton.

Question: what is the difference between a lithium-ion battery and a lithium-polymer? Do they need different chargers? Will the MKII work for Li-Po?
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Old 10-05-2004, 06:41 AM   #5
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I use my MK II for Li-Po, great little charger. Not the best, as it's conservative when it comes to topping off the Li-Po's but, I'm a conservative kinda guy anyway.

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