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Old 05-02-2004, 09:19 PM   #16
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The futaba isn't even that hopped up, this is the only other one which is trying to do individual cell data, I'm told they are having issues allowing for voltage drop in the wires which throws off the data considerably.

asthetcally, i mean... i havent had 1, so i cant comment on the actual performance, of course, thats my opinion...
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Old 05-02-2004, 10:06 PM   #17
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nobody has the big futaba yet besides the futaba guys....

i think the big one is being released in june/july
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Old 05-03-2004, 12:23 AM   #18
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Old 05-03-2004, 12:30 AM   #19
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Protrak hands down if king $h*@ means functions.

I haven't seen a charger with so many functions, even the CE Turbo 35 pales in comparison. The price of the Protrak also beats the T35.

For people complaining about looks, perhaps they haven't seen customized faceplates for the Protrak and also the new casing for the Protrak.

One thing I'd like to see on the Protrak is more professional looking buttons, the current keypad will fool anyone's grandparents into trying to make a call thru it.
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Old 05-03-2004, 02:03 AM   #20
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for me pulsar and cdc charger the best coz it's all i have.
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The Futaba is in fact out, Tony Carrubba, owner of Power Push batteries has one at my local track.
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Old 05-03-2004, 04:21 AM   #22
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The Futaba is in fact out, Tony Carrubba, owner of Power Push batteries has one at my local track.
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prob overseas version
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Old 05-03-2004, 07:18 AM   #23
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Well it`s diffiantly not the reedy quasar
I second the motion!
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Old 05-03-2004, 09:25 AM   #24
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nobody has the big futaba yet besides the futaba guys....

i think the big one is being released in june/july
Yesterday I saw a Futaba at the German Touring Nationals. One of the A-Final stockdrivers was using this thing.
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Gm commander is the best charging charger I have ever owned it packs in the juice when you use gmvis mode

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Gm commander is the best charging charger I have ever owned it packs in the juice when you use gmvis mode

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I do know the GM people very well and Iīm using some of their stuff like ESCīs, motors and batteries. But I have to say I donīt like the GM VIS-Commander and I prefer the Protrak. Performance wise the GMVIS mode works very well but Protrak is using this method since a long time also and the newest version of the Robitronic charger is using this feature. But I have to say I donīt know of anybody using this mode as it takes way to much time for charging.
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I have noticed it takes longer to charge than peak charging but how long does it take when you relised it has false peaked??

GMVIS still the best mode I have used to charge with. I have had the CE's the integy's among others.
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Old 05-03-2004, 01:04 PM   #28
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Infact from what I know GMVIS charging method still is using peakcharge. Peakcharge is only the way for cutting off the charging. It doesnīt have anything to do with the chargingcurrent itself.
Usually most chargers are using a constant current nowadays with the NiMh batteries.

GMVIS charging method is using different charging rates during the complete charge process. Iīm not shure if Robitronic is using this also but the GMVIS and the Protrak are using even some discharging in between. For this reason it takes at least one hour or more for charging a completely discharged pack. This is way to long for most races here.

I donīt have any problems with falsepeaking as the Protrak is using an adjustable lockout capacity during charging. This is for most chargers now at least for the one Iīm used to.

I do have a Victor charger here and this one doesnīt have any lockout function so itīs not working very good for Nimhīs.
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Turbo35GFX still the top of the line..
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Old 05-03-2004, 01:11 PM   #30
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Well I run the sanyo 3300 and never had a charge take an hour. i understand the fact that the GMVIS charge mode uses different rates and I beleive and i may be absoulutly incorrect but I beleive this pushes the cells just enough so the false peak does not occur. I think it gives better feed back as to when the pack is fully charged. vs the single rate peak charge. I will attest it does create more heat than a standard peak charge
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