Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
GP 4300 -vs- IB 4200 >

GP 4300 -vs- IB 4200

GP 4300 -vs- IB 4200

Reply

Old 03-16-2006, 04:11 PM
  #1  
Tech Fanatic
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
tbeardmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: aka "Rock Star"...!
Posts: 879
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
GP 4300 -vs- IB 4200

I'm starting this thread for all the battery matchers out there to voice your opinions and educated input on the differences between the new GP4300's and the new IB4200's.

I'm contemplating getting these cells for my 12th scale and am curious about what the pro's & con's of each one are. Is one better than the other in overall performance??

Thanks in advance for your input!

Last edited by tbeardmore; 03-16-2006 at 04:28 PM.
tbeardmore is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2006, 04:16 PM
  #2  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 493
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

From what I've heard from my distributors and other testers is that the IBs are better in every aspect (runtime, voltage, IR) - I have seen a graph to the contrary, but I trust my other sources more (very well known companies in the industry).
elmo6s is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2006, 06:54 PM
  #3  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 398
Default

roger thenhuas said the 4200 were flat compared to the 3800's at the plex
THE_REAL_FROBOY is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2006, 07:12 PM
  #4  
Ike
Tech Master
iTrader: (8)
 
Ike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 1,228
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Who is Roger Thenhaus
Ike is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2006, 08:31 PM
  #5  
Tech Fanatic
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
tbeardmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: aka "Rock Star"...!
Posts: 879
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by THE_REAL_FROBOY
roger thenhuas said the 4200 were flat compared to the 3800's at the plex

Re- Read the first POST!... Addressed to battery matcher's

QUOTE: "I'm starting this thread for all the battery matchers out there to voice your opinions and educated input"

this thread is NOT intended for "hear say" or non-educated input

No Offense to Roger - and nothing personal Matt but I would not qualify you as a "Battery Matcher" or an educated resource on this topic
tbeardmore is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2006, 09:57 PM
  #6  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 114
Default

Deleted
Simon A is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2006, 05:22 AM
  #7  
Tech Master
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Outside of Crook County Illinois
Posts: 1,952
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

I was wondering if you did any at home testing on these batteries and what kind of numbers they were showing?
A-Ko is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2006, 07:00 AM
  #8  
Tech Fanatic
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
tbeardmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: aka "Rock Star"...!
Posts: 879
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by A-Ko
I was wondering if you did any at home testing on these batteries and what kind of numbers they were showing?
I have not done any "Home Testing".

I am hoping some of the "Professionals" / "Battery Matchers" could chime in on this subject and fill us in on the aspects/results of their testing.

Last edited by tbeardmore; 03-17-2006 at 12:57 PM.
tbeardmore is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2006, 01:36 PM
  #9  
Tech Initiate
 
John-Tag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 45
Default

To be honest we at Express have not tested those cells just yet but when we do I will let you know what we see....
John-Tag is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2006, 01:37 PM
  #10  
Tech Fanatic
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
tbeardmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: aka "Rock Star"...!
Posts: 879
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by John-Tag
To be honest we at Express have not tested those cells just yet but when we do I will let you know what we see....

Thanks John... (Inquiring minds... want to know!)
tbeardmore is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2006, 07:55 PM
  #11  
Company Representative
 
"ULTIMATEPOWER"'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: HEART OF DIXIE
Posts: 813
Default

from my testing:
the IB cells 3800-4200 still seem to be the better overall voltage cell than the newest batch of GP 3700s-4300s, Just Like the 4200 goes from IB its right on par with the 3800 killer volts and higher runtimes,the GP 4300 is still not up with IB in my opinion, therefore we do not plan on matching any of the GP3700s or 4300s at this time, we will still continue to match the GP1100 as they tend to produce more volts than the ib1200s and the 1400s
"ULTIMATEPOWER" is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2006, 08:47 PM
  #12  
Suspended
 
racingkd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,201
Default

Originally Posted by tbeardmore
Re- Read the first POST!... Addressed to battery matcher's

QUOTE: "I'm starting this thread for all the battery matchers out there to voice your opinions and educated input"

this thread is NOT intended for "hear say" or non-educated input

No Offense to Roger - and nothing personal Matt but I would not qualify you as a "Battery Matcher" or an educated resource on this topic

racingkd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2006, 10:21 PM
  #13  
Tech Master
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Outside of Crook County Illinois
Posts: 1,952
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Anybody see the China EP4200s?
A-Ko is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2006, 05:06 AM
  #14  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 493
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I have - EP is not even close... Noticible speed loss over the IBs...
elmo6s is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2006, 07:38 AM
  #15  
Tech Master
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Outside of Crook County Illinois
Posts: 1,952
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

What kind of numbers were yours showing.
Mine seemed to loosten up my car.
A-Ko is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Terms of Service