Airsoft Canada
https://blackblitzairsoft.myshopify.com/

Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Information Center > Newbie Tank
Home Forums Register Gallery FAQ Calendar
Retailers Community News/Info International Retailers IRC Today's Posts

Acceptable NiCad Chargers

:

Newbie Tank

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 23rd, 2009, 04:23   #1
Ashton
 
Ashton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
Acceptable NiCad Chargers

I've read a lot about taking good care of your batteries, and though the price tag of $150 - $200 is somewhat bewildering for me, I'm entirely willing to give it an honest go and get a good charger. I've done what research I can and so far I've figured out it'd be best to grab a "peak" charger that has a built-in discharger. But, in the end, I'd like something that is generally idiot proof and can take care of the two NiCad batteries (2300 mAh and 2400 mAh) I now have without frying them. I have no clue what the memory effect is, but I'm under the impression I'll need something that can deep cycle the batteries every 10 - 15 charges to avoid it.

Feel free to correct me if anything above is totally incorrect.

Regardless, I'm looking for suggestions on what a decent charger would be. I popped on to CheapBatteryPacks.com but everything they had looked far too complicated for my needs or lacked essential features listed above. RedWolf Airsoft was promising, but most of the idiot-proof chargers seem to be out of stock. The only promising lead I saw was this little piece of work, but I'm so incompetent with electrical stuff that I can't even tell if this is an AC charger, let alone if it's worth my money.

If anyone can suggest a more suitable choice I'd greatly appreciate it. I just can't understand half of the features listed on these things.
Ashton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2009, 22:06   #2
ILLusion
GBB Whisperer
 
ILLusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Toronto
Top end chargers would be Systema Fuzzy Logic or the Eagle Force Premium Charger.

TLP is a decent brand, but the fans are known to fail prematurely.

But for what you get, the TLP ones are priced quite well.

If you're charging NiCads for airsoft use, you want something that can do at least 6 cells and up to 10 cells (7.2 - 12v), a discharging feature, adjustable output, LCD display is always a nice feature, cycling functions are a nice feature, or some type of programmed discharge - fast charge function, and you want a minimum charge rate no higher than 500mA.

If it has small adjustable steps for charge rate, that's also a great benefit to allow greater control on the charge rate.
ILLusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2009, 22:07   #3
zone 69
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: KELOWNA , B.C CANADA, PLANET EARTH
I bein useing this charger for the past three years for airsoft and its safe and easy to use.
http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/bb-batter...l-charger.html

Im allso looking at getting this one for my other needs and it will charge my airsoft batts aswell.
http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/bb-batter...r-mini-15.html

Last edited by zone 69; May 23rd, 2009 at 22:24..
zone 69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2009, 22:14   #4
Dart
 
Dart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Grande Prairie Alberta
Quote:
Originally Posted by zone 69 View Post
I bein useing this charger for the past three years for airsoft and its safe and easy to use.
http://shop.ehobbyasia.com/bb-batter...l-charger.html

wonderful charger. All you need to do is plug battery in, press yellow button twice... and let it work its magic.

Also love the fact that you can swap out the charge leads so easily. All three guns in my house have 3 different connectors and I use it to charge my RC cars as well lol. OH and the User guide that comes with that charger is always fun reading! Remember, "do not let alone while charger operation in motioning."
Dart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2009, 22:45   #5
Kuro_Neko
 
Kuro_Neko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland
Send a message via ICQ to Kuro_Neko Send a message via AIM to Kuro_Neko Send a message via MSN to Kuro_Neko Send a message via Yahoo to Kuro_Neko
The basic NPT smart charger you can get from bb bastard or from airsoftparts.ca is what i have and it's served me quite well. Alot more reasonable a price then a lot of the above mentioned chargers.

Kuro_Neko
Kuro_Neko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2009, 22:53   #6
kalnaren
 
kalnaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kuro_Neko View Post
The basic NPT smart charger you can get from bb bastard or from airsoftparts.ca is what i have and it's served me quite well. Alot more reasonable a price then a lot of the above mentioned chargers.

Kuro_Neko
Same. Been using it for 3 years.. hasn't failed me yet.
__________________

Quote:
"Someone in a Prius tried to race me at a stop sign the other day. I couldn't believe it. I had him for the first 100 feet or so but I can only walk so fast."
kalnaren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2009, 22:58   #7
Ashton
 
Ashton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
Huh. The NPT Universal Smart Charger is what I already have. I was sort of paranoid it would kill NiCad batteries, but I suppose if it's good on them, no need to change just yet. Admittedly it's nearly tempting to get a Japanese one just to see the manual, though.

Thanks for the posts.
Ashton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2009, 23:07   #8
Kuro_Neko
 
Kuro_Neko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland
Send a message via ICQ to Kuro_Neko Send a message via AIM to Kuro_Neko Send a message via MSN to Kuro_Neko Send a message via Yahoo to Kuro_Neko
The wall chargers that come with BNIB guns are the ones that will kill batteries. The NPT universal smart charger should do you just fine.

Kuro_Neko
Kuro_Neko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 24th, 2009, 00:15   #9
theguy
 
theguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Waterloo, ON.
I also have had no issues with my NPT charger from airsoftparts.ca

No special features, but the price is right, and it does its job
__________________
Quote:
It's better to light a candle, than to curse the darkness

Chinese proverb
theguy is offline   Reply With Quote
ReplyTop


Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Information Center > Newbie Tank

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Airsoft Canada
https://blackblitzairsoft.myshopify.com/

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 18:43.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.