Originally Posted by magm20001
these days turn around time are only30-40 minutes, so chasrging at 6amps is required if you want your batts to peak
Charge the day before.... and re-peak on the night?
really, the only way you are going to get out of this loop is to just not buy these cells, get them banned, when IB stop selling the cells and ask why they are not selling, they will go back and change the internal structure and composition to make them more robust. Technology moves on, and I see nobody complaining of the performance of the cell, but with performance comes fragility, can't have one without the other..... just try running your IB42 then slap a GP37 in, your car just feels dead on the GP cell.
I don't see any need to charge above 5A, off-road or on-road, the gain is so miniscule to be almost pointless. When the 1700SCE cell from Sanyo came out, 4A max charge and temp peaking was the only way to go, the most robust cell ever, Sanyo 1700SCRC was still only 4.5 - 5A charge. The extra current is just heating up the cell, making it vent, or in the case of the cells that have gone pop, not vented due to the vents being blocked.
LiPo is good, I dunno if it is the future saviour of RC, there is to much 'what ifs' with them at the mo, what if you got an old charger, what if you got an old esc with no lipo cut-off, what if you allow someone to run the foil pack cells.... what if.... I think, for it to be truly the new power source, it needs a few more years for the technology to trickle down through the racers to the second hand market.