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  1. Power supply question... 
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    i have been using a PC power supply for a while now. never had a single problem. however, i bought a hyperion duo charger and was wondering if i should continue using a PC power supply or should i upgrade to a RC specific one? whats the difference? other than $100 dollars...

    thanks,
    G

    p.s. i think i know the difference, but do i really need a $150 buck R/C power supply?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by neavissa123 View Post
    i have been using a PC power supply for a while now. never had a single problem. however, i bought a hyperion duo charger and was wondering if i should continue using a PC power supply or should i upgrade to a RC specific one? whats the difference? other than $100 dollars...

    thanks,
    G

    p.s. i think i know the difference, but do i really need a $150 buck R/C power supply?

    If the PC power supply can provide the amps you need on the 12 volt rail it should work fine. It ran you other charger I am assuming. There are some fairly cheap power supplies out there that can run that charger also. I think Hobby people has one at about $70.
     

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    it ran all my chargers fine...my question though is: what advantages does a "professional RC power supply" bring? does it even makes sense getting one of those or is it all hyped up?

    thanks
    G
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by neavissa123 View Post
    it ran all my chargers fine...my question though is: what advantages does a "professional RC power supply" bring? does it even makes sense getting one of those or is it all hyped up?

    thanks
    G
    Usually it's just in the packaging. Like in the case of my Radio Shack(which is actually the same one made by Samlex & sold by Competition Electronics), its power delivery won't be any smoother than that of a good PC power supply, but it's quite a bit smaller in some ways(it's kinda wide, but not tall at all so it fits VERY nicely in my pit box along with my chargers). Same goes for ones like Novak's 10 amp supply, it's a nice, space-saving package, but otherwise is no better than a good PC supply. If you already have one you know works well, then I would stay with it, as long as any new chargers you get don't need more amperage than it can deliver.....
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzbob View Post
    Usually it's just in the packaging. Like in the case of my Radio Shack(which is actually the same one made by Samlex & sold by Competition Electronics), its power delivery won't be any smoother than that of a good PC power supply, but it's quite a bit smaller in some ways(it's kinda wide, but not tall at all so it fits VERY nicely in my pit box along with my chargers). Same goes for ones like Novak's 10 amp supply, it's a nice, space-saving package, but otherwise is no better than a good PC supply. If you already have one you know works well, then I would stay with it, as long as any new chargers you get don't need more amperage than it can deliver.....
    thanks, that's i needed to know!!!
     

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    Common Sense rc make a 8 amp power supply and it costs less than $40. But it look really ugly.
    http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/30114
     

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