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Rhondas
09-03-2005, 03:05 AM
I have 2 good peak nicad chargers but,
Here are 2 chargers I'm interested in to charge lithium Ions and Lithium polymers, what do you suggest on which one is better, the reason I wanted to do Ions also is because my wife bought a new digital camera that has a lithium Ion battery that's chargeable? both chargers are sold by tower hobbies click on the links for a specification check.




http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&W=000000501&I=LXKSY1&P=K (http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&W=000000501&I=LXKSY1&P=K)


http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&W=000000501&I=LXCTZ5&P=K#tech (http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&W=000000501&I=LXCTZ5&P=K#tech)

ragbag
09-03-2005, 09:32 AM
Guess I like the LN 5014 best since I have one. It will do PB batteries also, looks like the other doesn't.

If there is a chance you would want to charge two packs at a time the Hobbico is the way to go.

Since I have other chargers in hand, that wasn't a consideration for me.

I didn't download the Hobbico manuel, so I don't know if it differentiates between lion and lipo, but the LN 5014 does and there is a difference in the charge voltage between the two different cells. The LN 5014 made that very clear in the instructions and I wasn't aware of this fact.

By George

Rhondas
09-03-2005, 09:53 AM
Guess I like the LN 5014 best since I have one. It will do PB batteries also, looks like the other doesn't.

If there is a chance you would want to charge two packs at a time the Hobbico is the way to go.

Since I have other chargers in hand, that wasn't a consideration for me.

I didn't download the Hobbico manuel, so I don't know if it differentiates between lion and lipo, but the LN 5014 does and there is a difference in the charge voltage between the two different cells. The LN 5014 made that very clear in the instructions and I wasn't aware of this fact.

By George :confused: Im not up on the newer phrases, but what is a PB battery?

ragbag
09-03-2005, 12:59 PM
Sorry, PB is a gel cell or a wet cell battery.

The battery in your car is a PB, also the battery that we us in our flight box to start nitro planes is a gell cell.

This months Model Airplane News has a nice write up on the LN 5014 by Bob Aberle. He does a nice job, does a lot of research on his articles before he writes them.

Red Scholefield Likes the Ln 5014 also.

By George

Rhondas
09-04-2005, 04:10 AM
Sorry, PB is a gel cell or a wet cell battery.

The battery in your car is a PB, also the battery that we us in our flight box to start nitro planes is a gell cell.

This months Model Airplane News has a nice write up on the LN 5014 by Bob Aberle. He does a nice job, does a lot of research on his articles before he writes them.

Red Scholefield Likes the Ln 5014 also.

By George
Thanks I know Bob A, hes in my rc club Ill email him:cool:

GeraldRosebery
09-05-2005, 01:37 PM
I have 2 good peak nicad chargers but,
Here are 2 chargers I'm interested in to charge lithium Ions and Lithium polymers, what do you suggest on which one is better, the reason I wanted to do Ions also is because my wife bought a new digital camera that has a lithium Ion battery that's chargeable? both chargers are sold by tower hobbies click on the links for a specification check.




http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&W=000000501&I=LXKSY1&P=K (http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&W=000000501&I=LXKSY1&P=K)


http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&W=000000501&I=LXCTZ5&P=K#tech (http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&W=000000501&I=LXCTZ5&P=K#tech)

Both chargers are good. I use a Triton with great success. Surely your wife's camera came with a charger specific to the pack used. If so, use it and don't play games.

Rhondas
09-05-2005, 03:02 PM
:p Both chargers are good. I use a Triton with great success. Surely your wife's camera came with a charger specific to the pack used. If so, use it and don't play games.

Thanks, I ordered my camers original charger I dont want any lipo fires:cool: