When I started in this hobby I remember getting my first charger 959 superbrain because it was a great bang-for-buck deal. I was in the lhs and saw a Triton for the fist time. It looked pretty cool, but after reading some of the manual for over 5 minutes I decided that I'd NEVER need "all those function" and furthermore didn't know what half of them were anyways. Little did I realize I'd learn to use that complicated thing and read the complicated manual too.
I remember Red started writing a "Triton for dummies" book because the manual was so unfriendly. Unlike myself , Red fully understood everything the charger did and why. [:o] I did get one and got accustomed to the manual so that it became my favorite charger for a long time. I still prefer the original manual. Here's some info on the different Tritons that I have found after getting everyone of them. They are my favorites , maybe not the best bang-for-buck out there.
Triton original came out with unheard of features and accurate lipo and li-ion charge routines that many were completely unfamiliar with.
Triton green dot was the same with a few bugs fixed. Lipo memory bug and delay at start bug when "changing current on the fly".
Talk of a new Triton was in the air, many thought it was an upgrade.
Triton JR came out with lower power and options removed , but a great little deal in a small package.
Triton JR came out with ability to disable timer , many complaints about that timer.
Triton 2 came out with the same power 90 watts as the Triton , a new knob, 7 amp max instead of 5 amps and ability to charge Lipos at 7 amps instead of 2.5 amps. A few menus changed around too, but all in all it is nearly the same.
Equinox balancer comes out.
Triton EQ comes out that operates identical to the Triton JR , but with AC power, more lipo cell capacity and balancing.
Triton 2 EQ comes out that operates identical to Triton 2 , but with AC power and balancing AND more power.
I can't wait for the Triton ZX, it should be the best one yet and looks like a Dual unit. Still waiting though for over 3 years now.