I use the Red Venom Pro Charger. Good charger. as for batteries I use the Traxxas 4200 NIMH, 3300 NIMH, and the two 3000 NIMH batteries. I have a Rustler VXL, Slash 4x4, and Mini E Revo VXL. If you are planning on upgrading your Rustler. Check out my thread on the list of my Rustler upgrades and mods. Good Luck!