Racer OZ-(and others)
Its rair to have every perameter, the same. Usually the 1000th will be different on either the Peak voltage, or the average voltage. (depending on what the matcher decides to have turbo label place on the label)
For people that do not know, the data from the CE matchers is fed through a computer program called "Turbo Label" this program made by CE sorts the data, (user selectable) and places it in the print part of the program
I heard that Orion did switch over to CE,maybe Rick, if still around could confirm this, or explain what he means by using both.
Someone also made a comment about .85V vs .90V
It does make quite a difference, I will see If I still have the data from a Test Danny published on another forum quite awhile ago.
He ran 50 cells at .90V and then again with .85V the results speak for themself.
On the CE you can set where the machine stops reading voltage. The default and the norm for all honest matchers, (most of them still out their) is 5000 seconds which means the cell is read right to the .90V
Some matchers (most are not around anymore) tried manipulating the cells by adjusting the voltage. they used anywhere from 300-360 seconds. this stops reading the voltage while it is still quite high, the average is then calculated and the result is a high average voltage.
the rule of thumb is if it looks to good to be true it most likely is. But, Like I said their are not many of these matchers left. so its pretty easy to spot for the educated buyer.
I personally love the fact that CE chargers are quickly becoming the norm, Packs are quickly going the way of the motor, even though a manufacturer dyno's a motor, as soon a person buys one, it is one either his or his friends dyno to check and then tune. people don't think twice about testing and tuning motors, and more and more we are finding racers are doing the same with packs, build it and cycle it.... The GFX is the truth teller
if its around 7.00V+ you know your cells work out to 1.17+ and your good to go.
runtime will drop off a bit but voltage if taken care of will always be their, if not better.
A true 1.19+ should cycle out to over 7.15 volts. @ 30 amps with a cut off 5.40V on a GFX
Recently Most large championships have honestly been won with packs in the range of 7.05V to 7.11V ( Novak race, Snowbirds, Holloween Classic etc etc)
The nice thing is packs like those are available to the public
The GFX easily confirms if you got what you payed for