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Old 08-01-2015, 11:36 PM   #301
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I used this $5 balance charger with my micro before I sold it.

You could use any 12v wall plug (like for a modem or router) to power it.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...e_Charger.html
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Old 08-01-2015, 11:40 PM   #302
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That's similar to what I was suggesting. You can easily wire in a fused cigarette lighter/aux plug for the car and use a 12v DV wall wart for the wall. For the $ however the one I linked earlier has it all done for just $10 more

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Old 08-02-2015, 03:11 PM   #303
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Boom! This would be perfect for most micro Crawlers on the go http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...P?I=LXDPFD&P=8

I looked all over the webz again and ended up buying this one to try. I don't need the 12v option, yet, but it may prove handy one day. MotionRC had the best deal of a web store, but fleaBay beat them by $2 when shipping was added.

I found many USB to 1s chargers out there. I may try one that can handle multiple 1s batteries and configure it to do individual cells of a 2s.
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I was thinking the same thing about the 1s USB chargers, but IMO I don't see the ability to use USB to be that much of a convenience because even when I travel there is usually a wall outlet or a car with a 12v DC source. If I was somewhere especially remote and away from a car micro lipos are cheap enough to bring extra batteries. I could also always power the balance charger with a larger lipo pack if I brought a micro camping in the woods or something.
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:28 PM   #305
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Has anyone tried 1S LiPo?
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Old 10-28-2015, 12:43 PM   #306
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Has anyone tried 1S LiPo?
Why? You'd only have half the output voltage of either the stock NiMH or a 2S LiPo. It would be very underpowered, and any weight savings would be negligible - at best - to performance.
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Old 03-03-2016, 02:37 PM   #307
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Just thought I'd share this charger i came across. Its cheap at $4.55. made for micro lipos so it charges at the correct amperage. It balance charges 2s & 3s

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...e_Charger.html

As far as lipos, as already suggested by many HobbyKing micro lipos are good.I have many,but they are usually out of stock.
I suggested these from valuehobby earlier and still really like them. They are cheaper than HobbyKing at $2.70 so it's worth getting a few. They are also about factory Losi size
http://www.valuehobby.com/power-syst...350mah-2s.html

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Old 03-04-2016, 08:00 AM   #308
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Good find on the charger. I'll give it a try for $7 shipped. Should be here in a week or two.
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That hobbyking charger is one cell (1S) only...
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Hmm that it is, I could have sworn it charged more cells when I read it before. I'll delete the link, however this charges 2S & 3S and and is also cheaper.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...e_Charger.html
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:57 PM   #311
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$7 drunken purchase. :(
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I've been there myself. Luckily it was also something cheap. I have a friend who got drunk enough to spend a few hundred then be surprised when a package showed up at her house lol.
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Hmm that it is, I could have sworn it charged more cells when I read it before. I'll delete the link, however this charges 2S & 3S and and is also cheaper.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...e_Charger.html
That's the one I first used with my micro.
I posted it a few pages back I think.
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Old 04-11-2016, 02:40 PM   #314
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Good hard shell 1s 450mah battery for the stock location in the trekker. Only 25c but could last forever for your kids to play with or something.

Battery: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXECJL&P=7
USB Charger: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXECJK&P=7






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Old 11-12-2016, 08:21 AM   #315
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I am using 450 mAh lipos from hobbyking. Have been using them before in my Blade 130X helicopter and they fit also fine in the Trail Trekker. Cheap and good as almost all Turnigy Nano Tech battery. The only thing you have to do is to solder the right connector to the Trail Trekker.

Turnigy nano-tech 450mAh 2S 65-130C Lipo Pack (E-flite Blade 130X)

You can use this charge lead: 6 x Parallel JST-PH Charge Lead for E-flite UMX Series 2S Lipoly

My suggestion: Buy 5 batteries and the charge lead. Cut 1 of the 6 connectors from the lead, solder it to the Trail Trekker's esc and be happy
I'm liking this idea. I'm a bit confused about the various connectors though. The e-Flite style connectors don't seem to have a separate balance cable... and yet, the parallel charging cable you linked to looks like it has a balance output.

Any reason why I'd choose the e-Flite style batteries, rather than the ones with JST discharge and separate balance output (JST-XH)?

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...lipo-pack.html
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Old 11-12-2016, 01:15 PM   #316
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I've got a couple if eFlite batteries and the lone plug is proprietary for charging and discharging. I bought some balance leads and plan on changing them to conventional balance plugs and make a jumper to JST for a trial period. If it pans out I'll convert one micro to run these. I picked them up cheap at my LHS.
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:44 PM   #317
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I got some Turnigy nano-tech 180mAh 2S from hobby king, not very big they're roughly the same size as the original battery for the Micro Crawler,and pretty cheap at $5.22
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...-losb0863.html
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