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Old 05-04-2013, 01:17 PM   #316
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If you always use a Lipo bag or Locker when charging you going to be fine.

It's when you don't take that extra time to install your battery into a lipo bag is when you get burned.
You would think so, but the recent LiPo incident I witnessed would suggest otherwise, said incident LiPo simply blew the bag apart and burned away quite nicely, which was odd and not so reassuring in something a lot of people place a great deal of faith in.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:50 PM   #317
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This thread is awesome!!! But nobody is showing off their stuff. Go Cellpro!!

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Old 05-04-2013, 04:17 PM   #318
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You would think so, but the recent LiPo incident I witnessed would suggest otherwise, said incident LiPo simply blew the bag apart and burned away quite nicely, which was odd and not so reassuring in something a lot of people place a great deal of faith in.
What lipo bag was he using?

Maybe use a deep metal cake pan and set the lipo bag in it.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:22 PM   #319
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Yeah open mod with boost on a carpet track... It happens...even to clueless national champions.
At the snowbirds this year the mod oval guys were melting the wires off the battery bullets about 3 minutes in.

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Old 05-04-2013, 07:52 PM   #320
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I ran my new TP1430 today using my pyramid 25 amp power supply today under controlled conditions, and the power supply held up quite well. Can't wait to see what happens at the track tomorrow. Now, I just need a seperate trailor to hall the power supply around with.
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Who is using Cellpro powerlab6 would like to learn same more about the charging settings.
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Who is using Cellpro powerlab6 would like to learn same more about the charging settings.
I am. What info do you have to share?
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I would like to learn some more about the setting functionality since cant find any usefull manual, is there a site for the charger support.
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I would like to learn some more about the setting functionality since cant find any usefull manual, is there a site for the charger support.
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There isn't the information I am looking for thanks.
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There isn't the information I am looking for thanks.
What info are you looking for? Have you hooked it up to a laptop yet?
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:17 AM   #327
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It's not rocket science.. 20 amp charge is good.

That's the point you see benefits like lower IR on the first charge.

Will post pictures soon.
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If my charger can charge 20amps I will! I hate waiting. I have been charging my batteries @ 10 AMPS for years with no issues. Everyone say it will kill the batteries but I got a few 2 year old GEN ACE packs and still running strong and I start using is on my 2WD buggy, The last few races I have TQ by a full lap and lap time is about half a second faster than anyone on the track. So charging your batteries at high AMP I think it helps the batteries to be at their optimum performance. I have seen batteries went up to smoke at lower amp charge rate and I haven't seen one blow up charging at a higher amp.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:33 PM   #329
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Also, the charger must have a IR meter to measure the cells performance.

1C charging was killing my batteries IR until I metered them and found out what works...

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If some of you were around when Sanyo SCR NiCad was the big thing in racing, we charged the 1200mAH at 5amps then peaked them at 7 amps just before the race to warm them up so that they will have more punch. That would be charging at over 4C and then hitting them with 5.8C to peak them up. Still remember racers charging their SCR packs at 1.2A

If the Lipo packs are rated at 5C, then 4C can be used safely.

I don't like waiting and charging at a higher C also lowers the IR for better performance. I have a PL6/8 that can do 40A, and the Lipo packs are rated at 5C. No reason not to do it.
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