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Dynamite Passport Ultra 100W AC/DC Touch Battery ChargerTouch screens look cool and can make products easier to use. The latest charger from Dynamite, the Passport Ultra 100W, has a touch screen and much more. The Passport features a 400 x 240 pixel TFT Color Touch Screen and can charge LiFe/LiIon/LiPo/NiCd/NiMH/Pb batteries. For power it can charge at up to 10 amps and is rated for a maximum cell count of 6S LiPO. Also, it comes with a JST-XH balance board, 20 spots of battery memory, and a USB port for charging your cell phone or other device.

The part number is #DYNC3000, it is street priced at $109 and they are expected to start hitting hobby shops in late January. Click Here to get more details over on the official Dynamite RC website.

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SKYRC Ultimate 1000W ChargerHow many times have you been at the track and wished you could control your battery charger from your cell phone? Now you can with the SKYRC Ultimate 1000W. With the optional Wi-Fi module, the Ultimate 1000W can be controlled by both Apple and Android devices, helping to make it easy to use.

Like its name implies the Ultimate 1000W it is no slouch for power at a maximum charge rate of 40 amps. The Ultimate 1000W can charge up to 8S LiPO and can discharge at up to 8 amps. The Ultimate 1000W also has a LiHV setting, this allows you to charge the new generation of LiHV batteries up to 4.35 volts per cell.

The part number is #SK-100069, you can expect a street price around $170, and you can hit up This Link for more details.

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Graupner Ultra Duo Plus 80 ChargerFor all you high power charging enthusiasts, Graupner has a 1000 watt Ultra Duo Plus 80 battery charger. You can charge at up to 20 amps per channel with this beast, and it charges a maximum cell count of 7S LiPO. A high contrast 128 x 64 LCD display with backlighting makes it easy to read, while 20 memory pre-sets make it easy to use.

The part number is #6480, they are street priced at $189, and they are available right now. For more details hit up This Link.

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rage rc battery chargerEvery hobbyist needs a good battery charger, but there are so many on the market it is hard to chose which one. Since we received one of the new Rage RC 80 Watt Multi Chargers we’ve been using and abusing it to see how it stacks up. Here is what we found out-

* The unit is AC/DC. This makes it easy to go from wall power to charging from the 12 volt battery of your car when out bashing.

* We used the Rage RC charger on a bunch of different battery packs. We used it to charge RTR type low capacity NiMH packs all the way up to 8th scale buggy 4S LiPO packs. The Rage did a solid job regardless of the type of battery we were charging.

* The end tone is loud enough to be heard, but not so loud as to tick off the guy pitting next to you.

* How easy was it to use? It was fairly average. It wasn’t the easiest charger on the market to use, but it was far from being the hardest.

* The manual was well written and easy to understand.

* The Rage came with a wide variety of connectors. From alligator clips, to Deans, to even a glow plug igniter tip, you won’t be needing to solder up a bunch of adapters to charge your packs.

We found the Rage RC Multi Charger to be a solid unit and we can highly recommend it to anyone looking for a versatile, yet affordable, battery charger. The Rage charger has a paltry street price of $52, has a part number of #RGRC80W-ACDC, and Here Is The Link to its official page over on the Hobby & Recreation Products website.

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Duratrax Onyx 110 ReviewMany bashers are on a budget, while others aren’t looking for the best money can buy, they just want products that are easy to use. The Onyx 110 battery charger from Duratrax is aimed right at these types of hobbyists. It comes with an ultra-low price point, $24, and could not be easier to use. We’ve been using one for a couple of months now and this is what we have learned-

* Seriously, the Onyx is incredibly easy to use. Flip the switch to the amp rate you want then plug your pack in, it is that easy.

* The 110 is very light and has a small footprint, it takes up almost no space in your pit box.

* If you have LiPo batteries (or plan on getting some), the 110 probably isn’t for you as it only charges NiCd and NiMH type batteries.

* We used the 110 on a wide variety of packs. From small 5 cell receiver packs, to 7 cell 5000mAh primary packs, the 110 always seemed to give a solid charge.

* Many lower-end chargers like to “false peak” all the time. That was not the case with the 110.

* Out of the box the 110 comes with a “Tamiya” style connector and a port for plugging in receiver packs. If you use Deans or Traxxas connectors you’ll either need to buy, or solder up, an adapter.

Overall, we were big fans of the Onyx 110. It was easy to use, gave good quality charges, and took up very little room in our pit box. We can highly recommend the 110 to all you NiMH/NiCd users out there. To get full details on the Onyx 110 Here Is The Link to its page on the official Duratrax website.

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Team Orion Advantage IQ-4XNew from Team Orion is a four port single cell charger. The IQ-4X charges everything from single cell AAs to your favorite micro quad pack. Some of its features include-

* 6 watts of charge power per port
* Large LCD display
* 5 volt/1 amp USB port
* Charge, discharge, refresh, break-in, and cycle modes
* Charges NiMH, NiCd, LiPo and LiFe
* Comes with Ultra Micro LiPo and Mini-Z LiFe connectors

The part number is #ORI30252 and you can get full details at This Link over on Team Orion’s website.

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Rage RC Products
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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Orion Advantage Touch V2 Charger
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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Muchmore Power Supply
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

Hitec X1 Pro 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.

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duratrax onyx 225 battery charger
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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Duratrax Onyx 110 AC/DC Peak Charger
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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MuchMore Double Accel Charger
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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