About the original question
, I think it's interesting, why you'll switch the 16x7 to another? Because the new charger shold be better...
This thread is going to be interesting to me, since I'm considering selling my Eagle CDC 6.0B and get the Ice
The major thing I dont like about my CDC, is that the cells tends to be too warm after a charge. Secondary, I find the fans and beep-tonns are way too loud.
Other than that I really like it, and on the Ice, I'll definately mis the 20 amp discharge rate, the built in step up (so I can charge to a higher voltage, than the power supply deliver) and the back lit display
Crazy, that such a small thing mean that much. But then again, the ease of use and the ability to get a quick overview, makes daily use a lot easier.
TC versus double charger;
Originally posted by Mr. Shookie
....and the temp probe is invaluable since I tray my batteries over night I would normaly get false peaks but with the probe the charger will keep charging till it gets to the temp you preset. GREATEST FEATURE...
....Oh and Nimble great Idea but charging two packs at once isn't really a great feature for guys who only run one pack at a time...
Personally, I find it's a great advantage to be able to charge two packs at the time. Since it takes approx. 45 minutes to fully charge a pack, and you can run them 5-10 minutes... So starte one pack, 20 minutes later you start the next pack charging, cutting down the waiting tim A LOT. And since my track time is my biggest limitation, the ability to get the most out of my track time, means A LOT.
Now, I dont know the APS
, but almost every charger out there with a temp probe, uses voltage peak detection in conjunction with the temp probe. That means, if the voltage peaks OR the temp reach a certain level, the charger will cut off. So if the voltage indictae a voltage peak, the charger will false peak even though it has a temp probe. Using a temp probe alone (no voltage peak cut off) will NOT false peak. But forget that temp probe, and the pack goes BOOM....
About false peaking, the Integy/Eagle CDC6.0B NEVER false peaks, and without a temp probe. I believe that also apply to the 16x7?
I would like to know more about the APS. Do you have a link to their site?
About sensor leads;
it's right it's for more precise voltage readings. And also for more accurate IR measuring. So a charger without sensor leads, will also measure the IR in the charger leads. These measure errors, will depend on the charge current. So if you only use the voltage readings and IR ditto for comparision between your own packs, it means nothing.