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Old May 4th, 2012, 22:40   #1
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What is the difference between IMAX B6 and B6AC Charger???

Could someone tell me the difference between the IMAX B6 and B6-AC chargers?

Im looking at the ones sold on Hobbyking, and it says "power supply not included".... so I also need to buy a power supply? Which looks just like the laptop power adapter
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Old May 4th, 2012, 23:21   #2
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The B6-AC has the power supply integrated in the charger... That's the only difference. So if you don't want an external power supply go with the B6-AC. It's the one I have and I don't have any problems with it.
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Old May 4th, 2012, 23:31   #3
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awesome! Thanks!
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Old May 5th, 2012, 11:37   #4
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Been shopping around for the B6-AC charger, and it seems like there are a lot of "FAKES" on the market. Is there a way to tell the authentic apart from the fakes?
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Old May 5th, 2012, 12:00   #5
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I came across this issue too when I was shopping for a charger.

I found this:
http://www.skyrc.com/

There is a skyrc authenticity check which can be found on their website:
http://www.skyrc.com/antifake/indexen.php

A lot of sellers claim their product to be genuine / real / authentic... but unfortunately that's not the case...

So be careful.
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Old May 5th, 2012, 23:51   #6
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I recommend buying the B6AC from Hobby King as I can attest to them selling the real one (though there is the option on their site to buy the fake one as wll). I bought an Imax B6 from them and I find that the biggest problem at times can be finding a reliable power source, so I recommend buying the AC version and saving yourself the headache of finding an adapter that is reliable and to the specification of the charger.
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Old May 6th, 2012, 00:05   #7
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Looks like the B6-AC at hobbyking is on backorder.... not sure when its gonna come back.
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Old May 6th, 2012, 00:12   #8
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AFAIK they get stock every 2-3 weeks. At least thats what I've seen when trying to order random parts from them. Too bad they restock at inconvenient times. When I have money it's backordered when it's in stock I've spent my spending money on other things....
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Old May 6th, 2012, 21:10   #9
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I came across this issue too when I was shopping for a charger.

I found this:
http://www.skyrc.com/

There is a skyrc authenticity check which can be found on their website:
http://www.skyrc.com/antifake/indexen.php

A lot of sellers claim their product to be genuine / real / authentic... but unfortunately that's not the case...

So be careful.
Just purchased an imax B6AC last week, it does not have the necessary markings/sticker to conduct an authenticity check.

I am a little disappointed that I was not sold the real product. However, the site did not make any claims as to the authenticity of the charger.

I am further disappointed that a genuine B6AC is only $39.99USD on HobbyKing and I paid $75CDN from a Canadian retailer. I should have shopped around more.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 15:40   #10
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Why not contact the site and request a refund or cancel the charge to your CC.
I'd think you would be entitled to a refund if it were not explicitly stated as being counterfeit, otherwise I'd stop going to banks that don't have a sign reading "real money here!"
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Old May 7th, 2012, 16:51   #11
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where can i get a power supply for the regular b6 on hobbyking? i looked quickly, couldn't find much..
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Old May 7th, 2012, 17:22   #12
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A PSU is a PSU is a PSU. All it does it turn AC power into DC power.

As long as it advertises the ability to do the right mains voltage (generally 100-120V in NA, 220-240V in EU and Asia).

This one is great: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

this one is probably fine as well: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...er_Supply.html

Also I wouldn't push too much current through any of those PSU's/Chargers, I'm not convinced of their reliability to have a lot of current pushed through them and not blow up or catch fire.

One more other thing, the B6 should be able to take a standard laptop brick charger. If you look at it, it seems similar kind of.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 19:25   #13
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Just purchased an imax B6AC last week, it does not have the necessary markings/sticker to conduct an authenticity check.

I am a little disappointed that I was not sold the real product. However, the site did not make any claims as to the authenticity of the charger.

I am further disappointed that a genuine B6AC is only $39.99USD on HobbyKing and I paid $75CDN from a Canadian retailer. I should have shopped around more.
sorry to hear that. all i can say is to be careful next time.


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Why not contact the site and request a refund or cancel the charge to your CC.
I'd think you would be entitled to a refund if it were not explicitly stated as being counterfeit, otherwise I'd stop going to banks that don't have a sign reading "real money here!"
you're right if you bought the item at a local store.

but if you bought it online and had it shipped, you're out the shipping fees BOTH ways - for an item worth only 30 - 40 dollars.
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