Originally Posted by elmo6s
My $.02 on Maxamps - I have personally run 54 of his GP3700 cells through a Turbomatcher 4/35 and not one was 1.18. I know others have done the same, and I find it insulting, as a competitor, that he would sink to such levels. He buys his cells from Promatch and then zaps them using two junky zappers he got on ebay for $70! You can actually look them up on his feedback! I personally don't give a voltage claim because there is simply no way to know how high the voltage is on cells without matching them.
On R/C Universe we had this discussion with Austin, and he claimed he would change his advertising. Now, two months later, he hasn't changed it, and his newest cells, the IB3800s now have a voltage claim of their own, 1.19!
I don't usually like to talk about my competitors, but in this case I feel the need to speak my mind as it is something that really annoys me. I hope you guys will head my advice, and if you want some good, solid packs, be sure to check out www.BoomBoomBatteries.com
Founder, Boom Boom Batteries
I don't like to get involved in this issues, but Alex has a point.
It is not right to claim that a product is AS GOOD or BETTER when it is not.
There is NO WAY to tell a battery voltage w/o testing.
The MaxAmps batteries are good batteries, as long as you know that you are buying non matched cells and the performance and quality control are not there. Yes, you could get lucky and get 6 good cells...but most matchers have low cost battery packs that are matched and will perform better.
If MaxAmpsis using the abovementioned zappers, they are not even pushing 80 Joules.