Watts, amps, 4Cs!
Hi everyone, super noob here again. This time it a charger question.
I'm flying a Champ but am loving it so will definitely be moving up to a larger, 4 channel plane in the future.
What I'm trying to figure out is what charger I can buy to take the place of the one that came with the Champ. I have 4 1S batts at the moment but would like to buy a charger that is suitable for larger batteries.
I'm struggling to come to grips with the connector type lingo, etc so that I can make some sort of choice.
FWIW, I used to run cars so understand that world, or at least what it was in 1990...
'What Charger' depends very much on your budget, you will find numerous threads on this subject. You can buy chargers that would do what you describe from less than $20: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...cessories.html
To about $350: http://www.progressiverc.com/icharger-4010duo.html
And all points inbetween.
The biggest differences between the chargers is the power output and the number of charging ports (plus quality). Power output is not really an issue for you at the moment but if you move on to larger batteries then it's something to think about.
Most chargers need a DC power supply to drive them so you need to pick one of those up too, their prices range just as wide as the chargers themselves. You can pick up some chargers with built in AC to DC power supplies that you can plug direct into the wall, for instance: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._GENUINE_.html
To hook up your ultra-micro batteries you would need a special lead or board such as: http://www.rcaccessory.com/ultra-mic...ryadapter.aspx
Hi David and Welcome to Wattflyers, here is a very nice inexpensive charger that will do it all, lot of my friends use this charger and love it, and it wont break the bank :D later when you get really into E power, you can get a much nicer charger, but this one will serve you well untill that time comes ;-) get the charge board that JPF linked to, Take care and have fun, Chellie
or you can make your own power supply with a old Computer power supply.
One of the fellows I run into at my local park has that Turnigy charger. The lead board was a big part of what I couldn't sort out.
This helps immensely! Thanks so much for the welcome and the information.
The thunder power AC6 dual charger is decent, has an internal supply, runs off AC or +12v.
I use it for 4S and 5S batteries. It takes about 40-50 minutes to take a 4s 4000mah from storage to full charge, longer if balancing.
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