Originally Posted by Tony Vega
Ryan, James, or anyone else with knowledge of this charger.
Ok, so after a few battery charges this device is starting to make sense. However, I have a few questions that maybe you could answer.
1. What's the theory for setting the Capacity of the battery pack for the Peak-Charge profiles? Is this somet type of fail-safe just like the temp cut-off?
2. There are 3 customizable CTX, and 3 customizable Peak-Charge profiles, correct?
3. Anyone have any 5 cell receiver pack profiles?
4. GP3700 Profiles?
5. Looking at the Much-More site, I see IP3800's, are these the same as IB3800's?
6. Can I use the CTX charge profiles if I put my cells on a Novak Smart Tray prior to charging? The manual states that the cells must be completely discharged prior to using this method.
1. It can act as a fail safe, but normally you would rely on your temp cut as your fail safe. Almost always, you will set the capacity somewhere out of the battery's range (such as 5000mah for a 3800 pack). The only time I limit the capacity is when I want to put a small charge back into a battery for storage (as some do to retain run-time on IB3800's)
2. Correct, and you can name each profile.
3. I typically will use 1A for charge with a 06 (0.006v) delta peak setting. Most receiver packs have a good amount of resistance because of the spot-welded connections; this is why I set the delta peak at 06. I normally set the temp cutoff at 44-45 degrees, just in case.
4. The IB3800 profiles on our website have been shown to work very well on GP3700. I meant to modify the site to show this...
5. I believe this refers to Infinite Powers cells...
6. Yes, you can. By "completely discharged", they are referring to "dumped". A high amp discharge to 5.40 meets this requirement, as does dumping the pack on the track. Even if it still has enough capacity left to last a few minutes on the smart tray, you can still initiate a CTX charge. In CTX mode, the charger is locked against delta peak for the first two phases (still has temp cut, however); this is why you shouldn't charge a partially charged pack in CTX mode.