Opps, I posted this on the Much More CTX-D thread; don't see a CTX thread so I'll repost:
I have a question on the Much More Cell Master CTX 3 step charge feature. The manual talks about how to set it but not the best settings and tradeoffs.
1) What are the side effects of setting the Amp charge high (like 7 amps or more) in the 1st or second phase? I know that heat weakens batteries and that the higher amp setting will produce heat faster, but as long as the temp doesn't go above 110-115 degrees is it just a good way to charge faster?
2) How about punch? High current tends to give high punch, low current low punch, but what about this high current early and lower current later in the charge?
3) The manual example says 1/3 @ 7 amps, 1/3 @ 6 amps, last 1/3 @ 4 amps; has anyone played with other settings? Are there better ones?
one reply from CTX-D:
Originally Posted by trf_racer
Isn't this thread for CTX-D Discharger?
Anyways, Cell Master's step charge will not heat up the battery too much since 7 amps only go a certain amount of time follow by a low amp charge. Therefore, it should not harm your pack. The high current at the beginning is to stablilize the battery pack and to give more punch. Lastly, 1/3 should be 7A, follow by 0.2A for the battery to rest, and lastly, 4 amps.