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Old July 20th, 2009, 16:45   #1
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The Ideal Charger

I'm posting this thread because I read everyone posting saying that wall chargers WILL kill your battery over time. Right now, that's all I've got. So I am looking at "smart" chargers on the interwebnets right now but I am not sure what to look for.

I've also read that when buying a charger, you shouldn't buy it from an airsoft store but a general hobby store. Is this correct?
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Old July 20th, 2009, 17:14   #2
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You can get a basic smart charger on airsoftparts.ca for about 30 bucks.

Mainly what a smart charger does is automatically shuts off once you battery is done charging.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 17:48   #3
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Those "smart" chargers are known as "The blue box of death" around here lol...

Sometimes they will just kill your batteries out right.

However I don't really have that great of a suggestion... Bolt actions don't need batteries lol.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 17:53   #4
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Those "smart" chargers are known as "The blue box of death" around here lol...

Sometimes they will just kill your batteries out right.

However I don't really have that great of a suggestion... Bolt actions don't need batteries lol.
Haha that's true. But I don't play many outdoor games so I don't think people would like me shooting them with an L96 at 20 feet.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 17:58   #5
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Haha that's true. But I don't play many outdoor games so I don't think people would like me shooting them with an L96 at 20 feet.
I've used a VSR-10 indoors before (at 330 FPS, not with the upgrade cylinder in it lol)

It's... hard lol
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Old July 20th, 2009, 18:05   #6
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I've used a VSR-10 indoors before (at 330 FPS, not with the upgrade cylinder in it lol)

It's... hard lol
The only reason I would want to use a bolt action rifle indoors (probably a K98 of some brand) would be the ability to easily attach a bayonet. Can you say "BANZAIIIIIIIIIIIIIII"?

ANYWAYS, is there any way around the complete murder of my batteries?
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Old July 20th, 2009, 18:08   #7
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My "blue box" charger is great, I know a few other people with them, and they work great for all of us.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 18:14   #8
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http://www.duratrax.com/caraccys/dtxp4005.html
Got this charger about 4 years ago, never had a single problem with it. It still works great to this day.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 18:24   #9
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http://www.duratrax.com/caraccys/dtxp4005.html
Got this charger about 4 years ago, never had a single problem with it. It still works great to this day.
I had one of those, it was great.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 18:27   #10
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When I used to run NiCD and NiMH, I used a Duratrax Intellipeak Digital Pulse charge (no longer in production). Great charger, everything you need, never killed a battery in 5 years.

When I switched to LiPo, I picked up an Imax B6 balance charger. No complaints so far on that after almost 2 years.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 18:28   #11
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Looks like 666 wins this thread. I can buy one of those a mile away from my house for the same $$$ as a shipped cheaper one.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 18:35   #12
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http://www.duratrax.com/caraccys/dtxp4005.html
Got this charger about 4 years ago, never had a single problem with it. It still works great to this day.
I have one and those are AMAZING chargers.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 18:36   #13
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Is the "DuraTrax Piranha AC/DC Digital Peak Charger" posted by 666 better than the smart charger at Airsoft1parts.ca?
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Old July 20th, 2009, 18:37   #14
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ELITE6iACDC

http://www.cheapbatterypacks.com/?si...chrg&scat=LIPO

So far it's never given me a problem and the customization is outrageous.
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