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Old 03-24-2008, 02:32 PM
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Tower Hobbies AC/DC Digital Peak Charger with LCD Screen

Here is the latest from Tower Hobbies.

TOWER HOBBIES AC/DC DIGITAL PEAK CHARGER with LCD

AC/DC convenience for use at home or at the track!

The Tower Hobbies AC/DC Digital Peak Charger with LCD features adjustable peak sensitivity from 3mV – 20mV to custom match specific batteries and automatically sets charge parameters based on the operating condition of the battery. The 2” x 8” LCD display is great for easy programming and use, showing battery volts, peak sensitivity, charge time, various current and capacity error indications and more. The unit stores pre-set charge parameters for up to ten batteries in memory and features multiple sound cues and melodies. The charger boasts solid-state reverse polarity and short circuit protection on input and output. The Tower Hobbies AC/DC Digital Peak Charger peak charges 1-8 NiCd or NiMH cells with charge current ranges from 0.1 to 5.0 amps (3A maximum with AC input). Adjustable trickle charge rates are from 0, 100mA and 200mA. A one-year limited warranty is included.

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Input Voltage: 110V AC 60Hz, 11-15V DC; Compatible Cell Types: Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd), Nickel-Metal Hydride NiMH); Cell Count: 1-8 cells; Peak Charge Rate: .1-5A (3A max. w/AC input); Fast Charge Termination: Peak detection; Trickle Charge Rate: 0, 100mA, 200mA selectable; Peak Sensitivity: 3-20mV adjustable; Display Type: 2x8 LCD; Sound Cues: Individual tones and pre-set melodies; Battery Memory: 10; Output Connectors: Spring loaded terminals; Case size: 5 x 3.4 x 5.5" (127 x 86 x 140mm); Weight: 2.94lb (1335g)
TOWP0170 AC/DC Digital Peak Charger with LCD Retail:$79.99 Street:$49.99
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:49 PM
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Unless the specs are different it looks just like the Piranha Charger from Duratrax

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCLD5&P=ML

Just a re-badge?
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:11 PM
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Both are Great Planes companies so it is the same product.
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:11 PM
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Seriously, what's the point?
I doubt it's going to be cheaper. At least not for Tower. It's just going to allow end consumers to purchase the same thing they can get at the hobby shop, but cheaper!
-Eric
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Old 04-05-2008, 03:25 AM
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these are probably the Piranahs that got sent back and got refurbed, except instead of calling it refurb they put it in another brand name...
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