Originally Posted by XingXing
for what reason is step charging not good?
I use it, based on Hara's profile on my ctx-c and there are no adverse effects. I not sure if it benifits though. but if hara uses it it can't be all that bad
also isnt the comp electronics pit bull x3 the first to incorporate step charging? they must know a thing or two about charging
If you correctly read my reply, you will notice I never said that step charging wasn't good. I simply asked IF IT WAS TRUELY BETTER than linear charging.
If Competition Electronics truely thought step charging was better, do you think they'd incorporate step charging into their top-of-the-line, professional charger or rather keep it for their budget model? Now I find that weird. All that it means to me is that CE included step charging into their budget level charger to reach the masses of people that buy products at that price point...unfortunately, chargers at this price point are considered the "better" if they have the most features and not necessarily offer the best charge. So I see CE taking advantage of this and use it to their advantage to sway buyers that would not normally consider purchasing the charger.
One thing about the top level of anything, including RC, just because the pro's say they do something doesn't actually mean they use it. For example and not that you care but to prove a point, do you think that Jeff Gordon really uses Quaker State engine oil in his NASCAR?
Please take this next statment in it's intended context and do not take it as me calling anyone a lier but it would benefit the manufactuer of a step charger to say that Driver A uses step charging and that he uses my charger. Now we can see if Driver A is using that manufactures charger or not but what we don't know is if he is actually using step charging. But if people believe that Driver A uses step charging then consumers will buy that charger.
I know the example above is extreme and not necessarily true but I am using it to prove a point...that point is that you or me or anyone doesn't actually know the real answer. At least I am not aware of any real test results on the subject and you simply use step charging because Hara does it.
Now again, I am interested in seeing apples to apples test results that state step charging is actually better than linear charging. It may be a fact that step charging is just as good as linear but is it better? I cannot see step charging be any worse than linear charging as people out there use it and like it. I have also never heard anything negative about it other than it can be hard finding the correct profiles and/or step charging methods, but if step charging was actually better, all the pro's, and by the nature of the beast the strong majority of club level racers would use it and just not a very select few.