There is a new company on the rc landscape called Rage RC. The Rage line-up is brought to you by the folks over at HRP (Hobby & Recreation Products) and is focused on new hobbyists and people on a budget. We recently received several of their products for review so we took some pictures while we unboxed them to give you a close up look.
The Rage RC line-up consists of battery chargers, batteries, accessories, and servos. In the first gallery below you can see the Rage 80 watt AC/DC charger. It can charge all the common cells that we use in rc and has a part number of #RGRC80W-ACDC. It is street price at just $52.
We also received several of their new servos. The servo highlighted in the second gallery has a part number of #RGRS104-16-6VM. This is a metal gear servo rated at 104 oz of torque at a speed of .16 (both rated at 6 volts). Its most spectacular feature has to be its price, only $12. Btw, they also have a 142 oz at .16 model for the same price!
For batteries we received their 5000mAh 6 cell NiMH. You can see it in the second gallery, it has a street price of $29 and a part number of #RGRNM5000-6.
You’ll have to wait a few weeks for our reviews, until then you can hit up This Link to check out all the products in Rage RC’s line.
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Rage RC Gallery 1
Rage RC Gallery 2
The folks over at Team Orion have announced a new charger, the Advantage Touch V2. Featuring a touch screen, the Advantage Touch V2 is an AC/DC charger that can charge a wide variety of different cell chemistries.
* Charges NiMH, NiCd, LiPo, LiFe, LiIon and Pb
* Updatable firmware
* Advanced cell balancing w/ 4-in-1 balance board
* Touch sensitive 3” 400 x 240 color TFT-LCD display
* Charge current- .1 to 7 amps
* Includes TRX, Deans, Tamiya, alligator, EC3, BEC and Futaba charge leads
The part number is #ORI30258 and you can hit up This Link for complete details over on Orion’s website.
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The good folks over at Muchmore Racing recently announced their latest power supply, the Powermaster World Edition 3 Evo. At a robust 24 amps it has plenty of juice to power your charger with and is available with either a black or blue anodized finish.
* Low noise temperature controlled cooling fan
* 5 volt 2 amp USB charging port
* 12 to 15 volt adjustable output
The part number for black is #MM-CTXP3UK, blue is #MM-CTXP3UB, and you can get Complete Details over on the Muchmore website.
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THE Hitec X1 Pro Battery Charger Review
The latest battery charger from Hitec is the X1 Pro. As its name suggests, it is a professional level charger that is tiny in size and comes at an affordable price point. Can it hang with the best chargers on the planet? Is it easy to use? Is it worth the cash? Click the “Read More” tab to find out how performed in the field and on our test bench.
When cruising the pits at a bash event we see a lot of Duratrax Onyx chargers, and for good reason, they are a great bang-for-the-buck. The newest addition to the Duratrax charger line-up is the Onyx 225. The 225 is an affordable AC/DC charger that is capable of charging Ni-MH, LiPo, NiCd, LiFe, and Li-ion batteries. We’ll be posting more details on the 225 in the near future.
The part number is #DTXP4225, it is street priced at $59, and they slotted for an October release date. Click Here to get information on the entire line-up of Onyx battery chargers.
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The Duratrax Onyx line of battery chargers are quite popular among the bashing community- they work well and are priced right. The latest Duratrax charger to hit the market is the Onyx 110.
The Onyx 110 is a simple NiCd and NiMH charger that can be powered by 12 volts DC or off 110 volts AC. Batteries can be charged at 1, 2 or 4 amps, and it can charge packs ranging from 4 cells to 8.
The part number for the 110 is #DTXP4191, it is street priced at $24, and you can Click Right Here to get full details over on Duratrax’s website.
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Is your pit bag so full it is about to explode? Muchmore Racing can help you save some room with their Cell Master Double Accel. Muchmore says their Double Accel is the “world’s smallest 2-port charger” and it measures in at 5.1 x 4.5 x 1.9″. You can charge up to a 6S LiPo pack with the Muchmore and it has a maximum charge rate of 10 amps per port.
The Cell Master Double Accel is available now and you can hit up This Link for complete details over on the Muchmore website.
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If you have been looking for a handy little charger at an affordable price point, take a look at the new Duratrax Li-24. The Li-24 is designed for light charging duties on most popular Lithium based packs and should be super easy to use.
* Made for 2 to 4S LiPo & LiFe batteries
* Max charge rate is 3 amps
* Features charge status LED and balance status for each cell
* Connectors are gold plated
* 200mA balance current
* Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.7 x 1.6″
The part number is #DTXP4621, it is street priced at just $24, and they are available right now. Hit up This Link for complete details on the Duratrax website.
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The latest battery charger from Hitec is called the X1 Pro Multi-Charger. The Hitec X1 Pro is designed to be teamed up with their new 17 amp power supply called the E Power Box 17A. The tandem is available in 3 different colors- red, silver, and black, and both are expected to ship in July. Some of the specifications on the X1 Pro charger include-
* Charges up to 6S Lipo and 15 cell NiMH
* 11-18V DC input voltage
* Max charge rate 16 amps (180w)
* Max discharge rate 8 amps (30w)
* 16 characters × 2-stage LCD screen
* Built in balancer
* Quiet high performance fan
Some specs on the E Power Box 17A power supply include-
* 17A available current
* Output voltage: 13.8V DC
* USB Output: 5V 2.1A
* Active PFC Design
* Nine LEDs to indicate power output
* Comes with smart cooling fan
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Hitec Charger Gallery
With loads of chargers under the $80 price point, how does one make a dent in the market? By putting out a solid charger and having it seen on places like BigSquidRC of course. The crew over at Racers Edge shot us their EZ80 Multi-Chemistry Battery Charger to try, here is what we found out.
The EZ80 uses a menu that is reminiscent of a number of other chargers on the market, thus it was easy for most of our testers to use. Testers that were not familiar with the menu found it easy to learn, except for one, Iron Mike, who did have to glance at the manual one time to figure out how to properly set the charger for his battery pack.
We used the charger on a number of different packs, but mainly on 2S and 4S Racers Edge LiPOs and an ECX 7 cell Ni-MH RTR pack. We found the quality of the charger was good. All the LiPo packs we charged felt like they had good power after being charged on the EZ80, and the Ni-MH didn’t false peak and had good power after a charge.
With a street price of just over $60, the EZ80 charges a wide variety of cell chemistries and has an easy to read screen. It’s also AC/DC, so you can use it at the house or use the 12 volt battery in your full size car to power it at the local bash spot. Its maximum charge rate is 6 amps, which is on point for a charger in this price range. The EZ80 can charge up to a 6S LiPO pack, something not all chargers in its price range can do, and it comes with a bunch of different connectors, making it easy to charge just about anything without having to solder up an adapter.
We used the EZ80 for several weeks and found it to be a solid charger, thus we can recommend it to you. To get more details simply click This Link over on the HRP Distributing website.
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Racers Edge EZ80 Gallery 1
Racers Edge EZ80 Gallery 2
Charging high cell count LiPo batteries at fast charge rates not only requires a good battery charger, but also a power supply with enough current to get the job done. Rated at 50 amps, the new ePowerbox 50A from Hitec is a beast indeed. Some of its features include-
* 15 to 30 volts DC output
* Good for up to 1200 Watts
* Two 5 volt USB ports
* One 50-Amp & three 10-Amp outputs
* Dual cooling fans
* Stated to be 89% efficient
* Size- 12.0 x 6.7 x 3.3 in
Part number for the Hitec 50A is #44213 and it will have a street price of $289.
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Our friends from Hobbico showed a new line-up of battery chargers at the Toy Fair in Germany a couple of weeks ago. The new line is called PulseTec and there were three different models on display.
The 2006D pictured above is a dual port charger capable of 100 watts of power per channel. PulseTec also has a touch screen model, the 906, which is capable of a 10 amp charge rate. Also on display was a more basic model, the 354. The 354 has a maximum charge rate of 3 amps and a maximum cell count of 4S LiPo. More information on the PulseTec line is coming soon, until then you can click This Link to visit the official Hobbico website.
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Some hobbyists charge a lot of batteries. If you have a lot of batteries to charge, but not many battery chargers, charging packs in parallel can be an option to get the job done. The folks over at Progressive RC have made a new video showcasing their Modular Parallel Charging Boards. The Progressive RC charge boards make it easy to daisy chain packs off of one charger.
To get more information on the Progressive RC charge boards check out the video below or simply click This Link to visit the Progressive RC website.
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