Originally posted by nnick
A friend of mine has a Nosram GP3300 with 462 secs and 1.19x and they perform very well too (especially compared to the Nosram Vtec 3700 495, 1.21)
You can't compare batteries by their numbers. There are many parameters that a matcher can change and give you different numbers. The only think you can do is have a standard system to measure them and then compare those numbers.
As far as matchers now, when Orion gives you a stage 3 battery then it is for sure a good battery and can be compared to any battery of same level with any macther (SMC, ProMatch, Fukuyama etc)
It's possible that those Nosram cells are cycled with a 20A discharge. That would make the run tine more accurate to the numbers shown.
You can compair battery companys specs... IF.... they all have the same peak charge, cut-off, discharge and run-out time..
On the matcher, that's cosidered the industry standard, you can't manipulate the numbers....