Originally Posted by Mr. Shookie
I woudl beg to differ...
EA Motorsports would advise you to charge at 6amps.
If you want a Power Supply that is powerful and isn't too expencive...Here is a link....
First a 20amp
and a 30amp
You will be able to run just about everything all at once with the 30amp one.
I have the 20amp for over two years now and it has worked flawlessly.
Hope that helps...
Cause you won't have to buy another PS to run a motor checker or fan or what ever else...
I don't disaree with you shookie but you know as well as I do that if you go to a track and ask "what amp should you charge your batteries at" you will get about 20 different answers.
Once again I don't disagree with you but here is the thing. I called Orion because I run their packs and I just bought 2 packs from EA so im not saying that Orion is better. I called them because I am like most people that race rc (at least I hope), I like to get direct information.
When I called Orion they said that the old cells had the ability to do so without running down the battery pack over time. Orion said that the IB's are a littlem more sensivite and can start to decrease over time. NOw whether that is true or not I don't know because I see guys doing a lot of different things at a lot of different tracks.
i.e. I charge my packs at 5.5 amps. I have read Eric's opinion about charging cells and I don't disagree with him at all. Hell how do you disagree with a guy that has so much experience matching batteries. I know that there are guys out there that charge at 5 amps even to 6.5. I charge my batteries at 5.5 becaue I happen tobe the one guy
that charges at 6 and my pack blows up (LOL).
Like I said I just bought 2 packs from Eric at EA and I don't disagree with him at all. I am just saying 5 amps because that seems to be the safest amp to charge at from everything that I heard. Now experiment if you wish, like I said I charge at 5.5. But if I was new, I would say that 5 amps is the "safe point."