Just got my IRIS+ today. Ordered a few extra batteries. Was thinking of picking up an additional charger, possibly one with a few more features. What would people suggest?? No need for multi battery charging, but I see some have a discharge and storage charge feature, those two would be a must as I'm sure I won't be flying from December until April.

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I like this one but it doesn't come with a power supply. I had a 12v power inverter anyway. For the price it's a great little charger that will charge at 1C up to a 6000mah battery.

http://hobbyking.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=7028

That is one that I was looking at.

If you do get that and a 12v power supply make sure and get at least 6A. Mine is 3A and the charger will stop if I do more than about 2.8A. I'll probably get a 10A power supply at some point.

I have a Hyperion 720i.

https://sites.google.com/site/tjinguytech/my-projects/HP47A for a cheap DIY 12v supply.  I bought 2 from ebay for 20 bucks one is in use, the other is waiting around.

I like that, I think I'll have to get one of those.

I bought a Turnigy 8150. It will require a DC Power Supply as well, but it'll go up to 150W, which as you get larger batteries, will allow you to charge more rapidly. https://www.hobbyking.com/.../__7523__Turnigy_Accucel_8... For a power supply, there are folks out there who will inexpensively modify PC-type server power supplies for a good price. I found a good on on the RCGroups site. I bought this one, and have been very happy. Considering the weight, since this price includes shipping, I consider it a very good deal. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2272508

John

We use several Turnigy Accucel-6 50W and they're very worthwhile.

I just got this charger myself: http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__49420__X100_AC_DC_100W_Touch...

This has a very nice display and will work on battery power as well.

Very easy to operate and gets the job done.

 

That's a nice looking charger!  Can it output above 50W on AC power, or do you need to go to the external DC power for the higher charging rates?

Yes, just got done charging the 3DR 3S 5100 battery at 8 amps in just over 20 Minutes. That's 96 watts on AC power.

Sweet.  I wish I had known about this option a month ago.  While I'm happy with my solution, yours is a bit cleaner and would have easily met my needs, and had been cheaper too (as I don't yet need to be charging in the field).

Wow that's awesome. Out of curiosity what charge times were you getting on the stock charger?? I was trying to charge today for the first time and after and hour and a half I had to pull the plug and head to work. Seems really long, don't know if the stock charger I got is bad or the battery.

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