I'll try to answer the questions I can...
The motor run feature will prolly cut off because of lack of power from the power supply... There is not a cutoff. So far it has worked fine wiht my lathe and any stock motor... I did have to change the startup voltage step to a lower value because it was causing the APS to reboot. No real big deal just takes an extra 2-3 seconds for the motor to get to 2volts.
I think .5 is fine because it is more of a "rest" period for the charging so anything less then 2 amps seems good to me.
The help/instructions are confusing but for most stuff it is really easy and like any other charger. Click button "A" at to change "B" to select and so on... After you get your profiles setup I think it is 2 or 3 clicks to start charging, 2 for a motor test, maybe 3 for the break-in.
I haven't had a problem with the RPM sensor so I'm no help there.
Unfortunatly there is no delayed charging feature like the GFX or Pulsar, that would be a nice addition.
You can change the temp cut off, amp rate, mAh cutoff, mV delta peak while charging and it's pretty easy. You can also change the voltage of the motor during the motor run/test...
Hope this helps,
Originally Posted by AE Racer
Im interested in getting this charger and I have some questions. The motor run in has a 20A maximum current draw, my power supply is only 13A, if something is binding in a motor or my lathe pulls more than 13A will that fry my power supply? Is there any way to limit the amp draw? The minimum charge rate is .5 amps, during step charging, it seems like with other chargers people set the 2nd step to .2 or .3 amps, is the .5 really too high, or is it just not much of a difference? Is the charger easy to use with the menus and stuff? The html file of the manual looks pretty bad, but if its self explanatory, then it shouldnt be a problem. If there's a problem with the rpm sensor like some have had, can you just send them the rpm sensor for repair? Is there any type of delayed start charging, like you set a timer for the charge to start? Can you change settings while charging, like charge rate and peak detection? Is there any reason that I should consider the orion advantage over this charger? The advantage has megaflex charging which I dont think I would use anyway, and I think it has the delayed start feature, it doesnt have any rpm sensor though, anything else to it?