View Full Version : LRP Pulsar3 VS TeamOrion AdvantageII
24-12-2007, 01:03 PM
I'm about to buy a charger for my IB4200 pack and also for the transimitter batteries.
Unfortunately in Athens I can find only theese two chargers. Their specs are similar.
Which of the two would you suggest and why?
Thanks in advance for your answers! ;)
Merry Christmass to all !!!
24-12-2007, 01:07 PM
I would recomend the LRP pulsar comp 3 ive got 2 lrp comp 2 and well happy with them, thinking of getting the comp 3.
Hope this helps
24-12-2007, 02:20 PM
Both very good. I use the Pulsar Comp 3 myself, and my touring car racing buddy uses the Orion. We both are impressed with our chargers, and as you say similar specs.
Reason I settled on the Pulsar 3 was first it was in stock at MK Racing, great price too. Secondly it's lifetime warranty makes it very appealing. Really though not a lot between them, go with which ever ones tickles your fancy.
I'd go for the Orion charger as it has a temperature sensor, better safe than sorry in hot weather!
24-12-2007, 05:16 PM
Yeap, looking again at their specs I found that the Orion has temp. sensor (LRP hasn't)
27-12-2007, 08:01 AM
Does everyone know if the Advantage has a built in cooler (fan)?
Also, the Orion Advantage has a temp sensor and the Pulsar not. Is this a serious reason to go for the advantage?
I searched through google to find a comparing review of theese two chargers but I can't find anything... :confused:
What are the pros and cons of each charger?
Sorry for the plenty of questions but I'm a bit comfused :wtf:
27-12-2007, 11:06 AM
I have a Pulsar 1, it has never let me down and been an excellent charger. I now also have th newer (Lipo ready) Orion advantage. The menu system and general using of the LRP is better and I prefer it. However I do use the temp probe of the orion and the Lipo will get used one day, but the Pulsar 3 already has this. What I HATE is the annoying sounds of the Orion.
I'd personally buy the LRP, but both are good bits of kit, you're not going to go wrong either way.
27-12-2007, 04:04 PM
the advantage does have a fan yes i have the advantage the reason i bought it was it looks ace and it can charge lipo.
Doesnt the pulsar 3 look ace ash:confused::confused::confused:
27-12-2007, 04:51 PM
he asked what mad eme buy its the pulsar 3 wasnt out at the time so the advantage looked mroe ace than pulsar 2 and i still think it looks ace. I love my chager it does everything highly recoemended.
27-12-2007, 05:03 PM
Both chargers are very good, but one thing to look for when buying this sort of thing is after-sale support, not sure what you get with the Orion charger but you get a 25 year Warrenty with the LRP charger.
I personally have never used a temp probe on cells, as I've never felt the need to.
Like has been posted before the LRP has a LIPO charge mode now as well.
But neither charger come's with a lipo balancer lead.
27-12-2007, 05:42 PM
Between the two, id choose the Pulsar 3. I have just bought one and its excellent. I reckon the Orion looks like a brick in comparison, but that doesn't mean anything, its all about the functions.
Personally the temp probe is a put off, too many variable just confuses me. I don't trust temp probes either, for instance charging in my tent in the summer - put a pack on at 9am, but at 10am the sun is up and blasting through the window (feels like a Sauna) and so the temp probe can be +10 degree's regardless of cell temp.... The Pulsar 3 seems to reliably peak off and my cells are far cooler on it than when charged on anything else.
As for Lipo, I bought it for its capability although I don't need it yet. If I became convinced I need to balance Lipo's (I know nothing about them yet), then id get the Spintec for that and use the Pulsar for my Nimphs.
28-12-2007, 06:47 AM
Thank you very much for your answers!
So, the result I've came into is that on the one hand the LRP is easier to use, have 25y warranty and I like more its look. On the other hand the Orion has a temp probe but I dont like this cheap imitation of carbon look.
I'm about to go with the LRP Pulsar Comp.3
Thanks again guys!:)
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