Originally posted by xray
For competition, which charger has more punch and power?
The schulze, gave sufficient punch to my Panas SMH. In fact, we've conduct one objective test with several chargers: Novak Millenium, Schulze Eco Select, Yokomo YZ-720P and a Turbo35 BL.
Every charger peaked one empty Pana SMH (First charge) at 5.0Amps. The results were quite interesting.
Yokomo, gave highest voltage (Compared with a separate DMM), peaking the Panas a 9.78A and being the coolest (42º C).
Schulze were at pace with the Yoko. Peaking a 9.64v and 41º C. With this charger you can charge by Peak and temp charge at the same time, very interesting.
Later was the T35 and the Novak charger.
After this, every pack was discharged at 30A with the discharge function of the T35 and taked note about the seconds and the Av. Voltage, cutting at 6.0v.
Yokomo gave the max. Av. voltage.
Schulze gave the best between discharge time and av. voltage.
T35 gave the best discharge time with a lesser av. voltage.
Novak was the 'worst'.
This test was done with 4 Reedy #624 packs with this characteristics: 1.130v or better (1.132v max), 352 - 353 secs and I/R of the cells with 18 to 20 (My best 4 packs).
With this test I choosed the Schulze. You can go wrong. But a word of caution. Has a feature that cannot be switched off: After peaking, the pack goes into trickle charge mode.