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Looking for a good lipo and Nimh battery charger

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So iv recently bought several cranestock 11.1v 1300mah batteries with deans connectors now i need to find a good charger for them, Iv been looking around for advice but couldn't find anything decent.

 

I'v built myself a high speed setup for my 416 which will use 11.1v Lipos with deans connectors

I also got G&G SRXL and at the moment i use 9.6V 1600mAh mini-tamiya batteries.

 

So i need something good of both worlds to charge both types of batteries with ease, I'm looking to spend max of £50 for charger and necessary addons if required.

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Imax B6, recommended by many, and I have one ;)

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Deans yes

Mini tamiya no, but you can get a deans/mini tamiya really cheap (see eBay item number 281755690248)

 

There is 2 models of the imax b6 one with an inbuilt power supply, one with external power supply either is good

 

1st link is good one

2nd link is for a laptop charger, it won't work

3rd link is also a laptop charger, it won't work

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gen b6 from hobbyking - uk site is best

(clones are just under £15, genuine are £20 from hobbyking.co.uk - buy from fleabay and you may pay £25 for a clone)

clones often are a bit inaccurate so there is a risk of overcharging beyond 4.2v per cell which will damage it

Hence unless you are a tight arse like me - pay a little bit more and get a proper Genuine one for about £20 is my advice

 

you can save a few quid on psu if you got a DECENT laptop charger within the range of volts AND amps !!!

 

you can use a laptop charger - 12v to 18v but needs to be a decent amp of at least 3amp to 5amp

you should get the 5.5mm/2.5mm jack plug in B6 box to splice it - but only if you know what you are doing

 

other than that buy a 15/16v 5amp psu with 5.5mm/2.5mm plug (posi centre) B6 type charger for about £12

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Deans yes

Mini tamiya no, but you can get a deans/mini tamiya really cheap (see eBay item number 281755690248)

 

There is 2 models of the imax b6 one with an inbuilt power supply, one with external power supply either is good

 

1st link is good one

2nd link is for a laptop charger, it won't work

3rd link is also a laptop charger, it won't work

 

 

gen b6 from hobbyking - uk site is best

(clones are just under £15, genuine are £20 from hobbyking.co.uk - buy from fleabay and you may pay £25 for a clone)

clones often are a bit inaccurate so there is a risk of overcharging beyond 4.2v per cell which will damage it

Hence unless you are a tight arse like me - pay a little bit more and get a proper Genuine one for about £20 is my advice

 

you can save a few quid on psu if you got a DECENT laptop charger within the range of volts AND amps !!!

 

you can use a laptop charger - 12v to 18v but needs to be a decent amp of at least 3amp to 5amp

you should get the 5.5mm/2.5mm jack plug in B6 box to splice it - but only if you know what you are doing

 

other than that buy a 15/16v 5amp psu with 5.5mm/2.5mm plug (posi centre) B6 type charger for about £12

 

Already bought one from hobbyking now just need to find decent power supply for B6

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Already bought one from hobbyking now just need to find decent power supply for B6

 

11v to 18v but needs a bit of juice to charge batteries quickly than the trickle chargers that use just balance leads

(me I find 1.5a to 2.0a is plenty charge rate using a 4amp laptop psu)

 

This might have a 5.5/2.5 plug on it already but if not you should of got the plug to splice into a similar psu

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-New-Genuine-IBM-Lenovo-ThinkPad-08K8202-Laptop-Charger-72W-Power-Adapter-/400967568152

 

a bit of amps - say 3.0+ not a 1.0amp, almost anything will do if you know what you are doing checking volts/polarity

they sell cheapo chargers from about £6 or £7 on fleabay - but I went with a bit more volts n amps/juice in the middle

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