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Old 07-27-2009, 04:46 AM
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Hey guy's I'm in the need for a new charger, I'm considering the Hyperion 0606i or the 0720i. I like the 720 for the fact it takes up to 28VDC since I have a 24VDC industrial powersupply, plus the 80W discharger rate, since I still have and use nicad & nimh for my RC cars.

So I just wanted to know what you guy's and gals thought about this brand of charger!

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***Can they also recover an overly discharged cell (lipo)? Hopefully I won't ever need that function but you never know.***

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Old 07-27-2009, 04:59 AM
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Hyperion is top shelf. I have an EOS 1210i and love it. I doubt you'll be disappointed.

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Old 07-27-2009, 05:02 AM
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:21 PM
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I have 2 EOS-610i Net chargers and one EOS-615i DUO 3 charger and they are top notch. They are firmware upgradeable so as battery technology changes your charger won't become obsolete. Very happy with them.
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:58 PM
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Can they also recover an overly discharged cell (lipo)? Hopefully I won't ever need that function but you never know.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by chayos00 View Post
Can they also recover an overly discharged cell (lipo)? Hopefully I won't ever need that function but you never know.
Like all good Lipo chargers they won't let you charge a Lipo battery that doesn't pass the initial test for safety reasons. But like all multi chemistry chargers you can trickle charge using NiCd or NiMh settings to bring an overly discharged Lipo up to a level that the charger will pass at the Lipo settings. This is a foolish practice so do so at your own risk. Better yet, dispose of the damaged lipo properly.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:27 PM
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After reading this thread I decided to upgrade the firmware on my EOS-610i NET chargers (easy to do) as there was a new firmware upgrade released this month. One thing I really liked about my new EOS-615i DUO 3 was the 20 memory slots for different batteries vs 10 on the EOS-610i NET. Well after the upgrade the EOS-610i NET has the exact same sofware as the EOS-615i DUO 3 including the 20 memory slots. Remember the EOS-610i NET is no longer in production (replaced by EOS-720i NET 3) but is still supported. Very nice, very happy Hyperion owner.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:25 PM
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I've been using the Hyperion 0606i for the last year or so and it works like a charm with my LiPos and NiMH batteries. It isn't firmware upgradeable and stuff like the fancier models, but it has worked without a hitch and I'd definitely consider Hyperion if I were looking for another charger.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:30 PM
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I love my Duo 2, but recently I have fallen in love, again: Icharger 208b.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:45 PM
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Pay Attention to wattage output. The Hyperion 0606i AC/DC is a 50 watt max charger meaning it fine for smaller packs. If your dealing with larger packs I would suggest the 720i or the DUO teamed up with a 30 amp or larger power supply and you'll be set.

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Old 07-31-2009, 10:49 PM
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Or buy a 1210i while they are only $90 new. The 1210i does 12 cells at up to 10 Amps.
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Twmaster View Post
Or buy a 1210i while they are only $90 new. The 1210i does 12 cells at up to 10 Amps.
Just remember they may be new but they are a discontinued model and they don't have a built in balancer like the new models do, so you'd have to buy a balancer at say around $50.00 or so for a unit like the LBA-10.

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LBA 10's are less then $35 new at most dealers. The extra functionality and power are very nice to have. Just because it is discontinued does not mean they all just stop working...
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Originally Posted by Twmaster View Post
LBA 10's are less then $35 new at most dealers. The extra functionality and power are very nice to have. Just because it is discontinued does not mean they all just stop working...
Did I say they would all just stop working??? No I was just informing the OTS that the charger is discontinued and doesn't have a balancer. I still have one I use quite often.

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Thanks guys for all your help! I forgot to post the other day that I decided upon the 720I, and received it yesterday. You gotta love ordering from a supplier that is in the same state as you! Thanks to AlleRC.com for that. So far initial impressions are good. I haven't tested my Lipo's yet just a Nimh battery.
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