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#1 Brett Guthrie

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 08:53 PM

Does the Anton Bauer Lifesaver Quad Fast Charger (Logic Series) type charger charge digital trimpac batteries? I am in a bind with these new batteries I purchased without a charger and am trying to find a charger before this weekends shoots.
If you have the time please call me so I can buy this thing on ebay tonight. Thanks
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#2 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 05:37 AM

Assuming that it is a gold mount charger, it will charge your digital Trimpacs PROVIDED it is a digital charger, i.e. it has an LCD display on the front. Batteries and chargers have Eprom chips and newer digital batteries generally won't charge on the older chargers - you will need an InterActive charger to do this.
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#3 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 06:53 AM

Brett--

If you have Anton Bauer questions, why not go to the source?

Try contacting Paul Dudeck at 800-422-3473.

If he can't get to the bottom of this, I'll eat my A/B MP-4D charger for lunch!

Paul has been a great supporter of the Steadicam community for well over a dozen years now.

Good luck.

Best,

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#4 Ari Gertler

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 02:12 PM

Just a suggestion, but you may want to purchase 2 double charges instead of the QUAD.This gives you more options in case the charger has a mechanical problem. My 2 dual charges have worked flawlessly for over 5 years, but it is good to know that I would not have a problem if one broke down, got wet, filled with dust, destroyed buy the dolly op running over it, or the cable becomes stripped.

Just a thought,

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#5 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 03:26 PM

There is another advantage to having two chargers. 2 (or 4) batteries can be charged at the same time
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#6 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 09:29 AM

I agree, I use 2 Anton Bauer 2 port chargers for the same reason.
If one breaks, I still have the other.
And honestly I never use the second one anyway, as Dionic 90's last so long
that I never have to charge more than 2 batteries at a time.

I also agree with Brant, call Paul for all A/B questions.
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#7 Joshua Harrison

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 11:45 PM

Assuming that it is a gold mount charger, it will charge your digital Trimpacs PROVIDED it is a digital charger, i.e. it has an LCD display on the front. Batteries and chargers have Eprom chips and newer digital batteries generally won't charge on the older chargers - you will need an InterActive charger to do this.



I have two quad chargers neither if which has a lcd display that charge digital trimpacs. I don't know much about it but I have quad chargers with the two leds red for charging and green for charged that work fine.

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#8 Jeff Muhlstock SOC

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 08:49 AM

There is another advantage to having two chargers. 2 (or 4) batteries can be charged at the same time



AB "Titan TWQ" : 4 position charger that charges all 4 ports at the same time, not sequential , all AB chemistry. Its the "do it all" charger. A must have unit. keep a cheap 2 position unit as back up.

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