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Postby Carrion » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:03 pm

Does anyone have any suggestions for a NIMh/ NICD fast charger. the trickle chargers simply take far to long to charge the larger battery packs i have

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Postby jarndice » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:30 pm

Hobbyking sell the "Turnigy ACCUCELL 6"
I have been using mine for a few years and it is brilliant,
It Charges Lipos, Nimhs, Ni-Cads and Lead Acid battery's,
It comes with all the cables and adapters you will need,
It is really fast BUT it does not come with any instructions,
All is not lost,
There is a first class tutorial on U-Tube which is much better than a couple of pages of notes.
It has a backlit screen and it is really foolproof to set up.
Recommended.
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Postby Jofaur86 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:56 pm

https://www.rctank.de/Monstertronic-Cha ... Ni-MH-LiPo :thumbup:
What do you feed by fast?à Nicd,Nimh battery charges in 12 / 14 hours and at the 10 th capacity.This type of charger ,is said to be intelligent.that is to say that it constantly monitors the charge of the battery ( in automatic ) but also works in manual mode.The original chargers HL,Taigen,in Torro are only common power supplies :thumbdown:

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Postby jarndice » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:07 pm

The "Monstertronic" is not rated for Nimh or Ni-cad which Carrion says he wants the Accucel 6 is good for all the common types of battery.
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Postby Max-U52 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:11 pm

If you're only going to charge nimh batteries, I recommend the Onyx Chargers. I have the Onyx 240 dual charger so I can charge two at once and they allow you to charge at 0.8 amps, 1.5 amps, 3.0 amps, or fast charge at 5 amps. I've had mine for about 6 years and it still works like a champ. I think I paid about $90 for it brand new at the local hobby shop.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:23 pm

To be honest, I'd get a charger that does all the battery types, just in case you do decide to use lithium batteries in the future.
After saying that, I have two types of charger, one for what you want, and one for the lithium batteries, but only because I didn't think I'd need a lithium charger, I was wrong lol.
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:29 pm

One of this site's favourites is the SKYRC iMAX B6 V2 60W 6A DC 2.5mm/XT60 Dual Input Battery Balance Charger Discharger with XT60 Output for Lipo/Li-ion/LiHV/LiFe/NiMh Battery, a favourite with good reason.

It is both mains and 12v, does every sort of rechargable battery, comes with all leads for all connector types and lots of balance leads too. It never lets you down and it's around $31 at Banggood and in stock. Why pay more?
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Postby jarndice » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:54 pm

General Jumbo01 wrote:
It is both mains and 12v, does every sort of rechargable battery, comes with all leads for all connector types and lots of balance leads too. It never lets you down and it's around $31 at Banggood and in stock. Why pay more?



Indeed the Accucel 6 which will charge Life, Lion, Lipo, Nimh, Ni-cad, Lead acid and is able to charge from the mains or from a 12volt car battery and is around £26. :haha:
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:05 pm

They sound similar then. Does it discharge and cycle etc. Useful for NiHMs. In any event, there are some very competent chargers out there that will do everything one might want and you don't need to splash too much cash to get one. Just look around the web.
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Postby jarndice » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:34 pm

General Jumbo01 wrote:They sound similar then. Does it discharge and cycle etc. Useful for NiHMs. In any event, there are some very competent chargers out there that will do everything one might want and you don't need to splash too much cash to get one. Just look around the web.


I would not be surprised if these were rebadged but otherwise identical chargers as Turnigy is a Hobbyking label as witness the Turnigy series of radios and the identical Flysky Radios and yes the Accucell 6 does indeed discharge and cycle.
What I would say is do avoid Chinese cheapo knockoffs because the last thing anyone needs is another Chris Ludwig disaster.
The FETs in the Accucell are top quality which will almost certainly not be the case in any imitation charger.
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:10 pm

Yep, you're right. One and the same. Found the iMax for £25 at Wish. Either way, these are a great future proof solution.
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:43 pm

My vote goes to an original Imax B6 v2
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Postby Jimster » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:49 pm

I thought I was buying an original IMAX B6 and ended up with a fake. Still seems to working fairly well. Be careful when ordering on EBay.

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Postby Max-U52 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:51 pm

I have one charger that will charge just about anything, I got it from Imex, and it's their AC DC charger / power supply. Not only will it charge any kind of battery that you want it to charge at a rate of anything from 0.01 amps all the way up to 10 amps, you can also use it as a power supply. It comes with an AC cord that plugs into the wall but it also comes with a DC cord with alligator clips so you can hook it to your battery in your car and use it in the field. At $60 it's a little more expensive than the B6, but I think it's worth every penny. Where you would find one in the UK I have no idea, but if you're interested in that charger I will take the time to call Imex and find out if there is a European distributor.
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Postby Max-U52 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:52 pm

One more thing, all my Chargers run on 110 volt AC but I know you guys have bigger power than we do so make sure that whatever you get is compatible with European power supplies. I know that sounds like a simple thing, but you'd be surprised how many people don't pay attention and end up with a charger they can't use because of voltage differences.
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Postby john1970 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:29 pm

This iMAX B6 does it come with a tamiya battery connector or do you need to make 1?

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Postby jarndice » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:30 pm

My Accucell 6 has a 105W power supply i
It has an input of 100-240V--50/60Hz 3A with an output of 15V = 7A Polarity of minus or plus.
With a built in ventilation fan.
The connectors include Deans /Tamiya and a few more :thumbup:
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:56 pm

john1970 wrote:This iMAX B6 does it come with a tamiya battery connector or do you need to make 1?

Mine came with a wide selection of connectors, including Tamiya
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Postby john1970 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:11 pm

silversurfer1947 wrote:
john1970 wrote:This iMAX B6 does it come with a tamiya battery connector or do you need to make 1?

Mine came with a wide selection of connectors, including Tamiya


Ok Thank you

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Postby Estnische » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:06 pm

Google or YouTube search for info about fake iMax B6s.
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