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    good/cheap charger

    Hi everyone, It seems I am now in the market for a charger/balancer. I'm looking for a bang for your buck type thing but have a few requirements it needs to be ac/dc, go up to 6s, and charge at 5a or better. I'm looking at Thunder and Detrum units but though I'd see what you guys have to say on the subject. I know I will want to upgrade later but I am strapped for cash ATM and have lots of stuff to replace. Thanks for reading

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    We've got an onyx on ebay right now that you should check out, even if you don't buy it from ebay, this model is actually pretty amazing for the price

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    I have a Thunder AC6 and I love it!

    I purchased it because it gets great reviews everywhere.

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    That is the thunder I was looking at the only thing that I like about the Detrum one is it come with a deans addapter and I don't believe the the thunder does there both $45 and I'm lazy lol.

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    i have the detrum ac/dc charger. love it great charger. i made a somewhat good video on it in a thread down below and its the only one on youtube no one made a video for execpt me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazzard View Post
    That is the thunder I was looking at the only thing that I like about the Detrum one is it come with a deans addapter and I don't believe the the thunder does there both $45 and I'm lazy lol.
    The Thunder comes with multiple adapters, but it does not come with a Deans. You can easily make one yourself by soldering a Deans connector on the end of one of the included adaptors. Or you can just buy an adaptor with Deans on it.

    Can you solder? If not I see your concern, but you really can't be into electric RCs without knowing how to solder unless you want to rely on somebody else to do it for you.

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    LOL yeah I can solder just fine, like I said, I'm lazy its really not a big deal though I will have to put deans on some batterys anyway. But if there is a charger that come with one, is comparable, and is 5 bucks cheaper why not right? I am going back and forth between the two but if they have the thunder ac680 in stock when I'm ready to order then I may go for that one it has just a little more power than the ac6.

    I did look at the onyx but it does not do 6s and I can get two of the ones from hobbyparts for less.


    Nice vid rcbeginner! very informative. looks like a good charger and I like the $40 price tag alot.

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    The onyx 230 i have comes with a five year warranty which is nice. This is a great charger except i should have bought one with the built in balancer, my bad. I think i paid 80 bucks at my local hobby shop for it. So for anyone looking for a charger this is a great choice for the price as jeremy said in an earlier post.
    Big boyz with lil' toyz!

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    I got the Thunder AC6 and so far its a very good charger. I went with the thunder because of many recommendations. I even soldered some deans connectors on one of the adapters right away LOL

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    Good choice!

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