Very bad ignitor it worked only a week. it is a peace of crap!!!!
Being that it's has a lipo battery makes it one of the best out there! I fly airplanes with all sizes of engines and this glow driver has not failed me yet! It's been several weeks since I got it and has only been charged once and still going strong!
No more cycling you Ignitors during off weeks. Just charge and go with no worries if its been a couple weeks.
Left it on the charger in the kitchen while we were eating dinner and it blew up and caught fire. It had not even been charging for more than 15 minutes. I replaced it with a NiHm glow igniter and used my regular battery charger to charge it after that. I feel as though it needs a shut off mechanism on the charger once it’s charged. Maybe that would keep it from blowing up?
Had 2 of these fail. First lasted 10 months of frequent usage, including occasionally driving around with it clipped on the engine for about 20 seconds or so (not hitting jumps or anything wild). During that time, it worked great and went for an incredible amount of time on a charge. In fact, I don't recall ever draining the batter to the point of not being able to start an engine. Then roughly 6 months in, the LED light started remaining on after I'd get an engine started, often for 20+ minutes after removing from the engine. Smacking the handle into the palm of my hand a few times would sometimes get the light to go out. Went like that for awhile before it suddenly wouldn't glow a plug here and there, during which I could smack the handle again and it would work. Shortly thereafter, it wouldn't work whatsoever, regardless of how much handle smacking you'd give it. Purchased another against my better judgement and it worked great for about an hour at the track, then it too died completely and won't fire any plug. Followed the instructions carefully regarding giving both of them the correct number of hours for the initial charge. Fortunately right as I was going through these Dynamite Lipo drivers failing, the ProTek SureStart 2 was released. I have 2 of those, and although it's only been 4 months, neither have failed.
Did not work more than 10 days
I am not gone buy this no more fore shure
It works really great, ive had it for a year and its been working fantastic.
the glow plug lights strong when using this glow driver.
Holds a charge very well,,,also has a led light on top to tell you if the glow plug is burned or good,,,,,,red light bad plug/green light plug is good,,,,,,also there is a charge light on the charger,,,mine burned out but still works fine,,,,nice set up over all
I wrote on here July of last year. I had this Dynamite Lipo igniter. as i had stated before, I had this thing for a year with no issues. charged it like once a month, twice if slightly heaver usage. Maybe i was one of the lucky ones to not get 1 of a bad batch of a earlier run. but when mine finally crapped out a year after purchase, i talked to Horizon and they sent me a new one (just the igniter) free of charge didn't even have to pay for shipping. I'm going to be buying another one of these as a spare for just in case. But quality and customer service is whats keeping me coming back to this igniter..
The charger needs no charging everyday. Holds charge real well. However for users in countries not using 110v, pls cut off the charge plug and charge from yr lipo charger. This is a 110v charger. I smoked 2 charger bec they were supposed to be used for 110v only.
Total piece of trash. It either doesn't get hot enough or doesn't even ignite the plug. DO NOT BUY THIS.
Amain has done excellent job for the second replacement of the first charger (short circuit/ heat up and dead). The second one experienced the same tragedy
I turned to Horizon asking about if this is not indicated for use outside US. My concern is not asking replacement at all. Autoreply/ filling in forms made me sick.
The instruction manual has no clear information about input voltage/ current of AC (or I have missed out this cos the words are so tiny)
I have 3 lipo dynamite Lipo Glow Drivers at hand and two dead chargers
Absolutely love this ignitor! It lasts forever, i'd be lucky if i charge it once a month and i race 1-2 times a week. Beats using the old nicad/nimh powered ones by a long shot!
I can't comment on its long-term reliability yet, but what I can comment on is the quality of contact with the glow plug. It clips on very firmly, great contact, and this baby lights up glow plugs like a cigarette lighter. No problems firing up your engine with this igniter.
I am unlucky too. Mine arrived with a totally dead and inflated battery.
The Turnigy charger unit gave the warning ''low woltage''.
I opened the case and charged the battery directly with crocodile clips by passing over the electronic circuit board.
It worked but probably the inflated battery won't live too much.
Maybe I've been unlucky but one arrived with a totally dead battery and it's replacement, thanks to Amain BTW for a good after sale service, arrived totally dead too. Shame.
Was great while it worked. Used it one race day and went to use it at the second race of state pro series and it wouldn't work. Check it with a buddies charger who has the same one and nothing. I called Horizon Hobby and they took care of me and sent me a new one. If you do get one make sure you have another glow ignitor as a back-up just in case this one quits.
I have used this for about 6 months and love it. You have to remember to charge it after every race day. If you let it sit for a couple of weeks the lipo in them will go bad. About 6 guys at our track all have them and none of us have a bad thing to say. They heat your plugs up faster and will have easier starts.
This driver is very nice! I have been using it for a week now. I will report back when we finish racing.
This thing works like a pro. Fires up my b5 with ease. Easy as pie and holds that charge w/lipo.