Originally Posted by CHELLIE
I like the A123 cells, I will be starting to use them in my larger planes, my smaller and medium planes i dont think would benefit from using A123 cells, as they are a little heavier than a lipo for the same power, but i like the fact that they charge up real quick, so you dont have to buy 3 pack to keep flying the same plane while the lipos are charging, and thats a savings right there
Take care and have fun, Chellie
If you go to a model with more than 1KW, I can recommend the Cellpro Powerlab 8 charger, having used one now for several months.
The Cellpro chargers (Cellpro 4S, 10S, '8') are "additive" chargers, where the charger brings up any low cell to the same voltage as the other cells, before completing the charge cycle.
Just came back from the flying field an hour ago, put 5 flights on my 3000 watt model, and one flight on my 1KW model. That Cellpro Powerlab 8 charger completes the recharge cycle in about 19 minutes. I typically take about 60% capacity out of the A123's. Just a note though, seems like these 2300 MAH A123's check out at about 2100 Mah or so, at currents on the order of 35 Amps per cell.