Originally posted by UCHEATULOSE
and i'm sorry but pro match,fukuyama,surge,kinetix...trinity , reedy, orion, peak, power push...none of those quality matchers have 35 amp numbers on there cells..and those are the companies i see in all the magazines with there name next to the A main winners? if someone else is selling 35 amp batteries it's not helping them cause they aint winning races.. win on sunday sell on monday... and like EA said sandhills and danny are tight..and i have seen there stuff in magazines lately...
After reading through this thread, I feel compelled to write a few things..
Other matchers will be able to quickly switch over to the 35 amp match rate, that is even if it catches on.. and frankly I don't know why it would. Here is my reasoning - When GP cells are taken off of CE 4/35 machines they are RED HOT. You can't even hold them in your hand without burning yourself. Now add another 5 amps to the total discharge rate and what do you have.. an even HOTTER cell. GP cells can take a lot of punishment, but come on! Isn't one of the basic principals of Ni-MH cells not to overheat? I think it would be prudent to think that by cranking the discharge amperage up you could actually wind up damaging
the cell.. and what exactly do you think an extra 5 amps going to actually do? Cells are effectively weeded out by a 30 amp process. I find it highly unlikely you will find many, if any, further weak cells by matching at a 35 amp discharge rate. Oh and heres the thing that gets me.. Unless your running a very low
turn modifed motor your not going to draw 35 amps.. your not even go to draw 30 amps so there go's that theory!
SMC has always matched a quality cell, that I will not contest.. but for all you SMC staff, please give me a very technicial, detailed reason as to why cells matched utilizing at 35 amp discarge rate are better than cells matched utilizing a 30 amp rate. At this point all I see is a clever marketing scheme to increase sales.. creating hype with no real basis.
Sorry SMC, I don't see the logic.