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Old 05-11-2006, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Spintec, Dyna pulse how good do they work?

I know these things are supposed to help liven up aging packs, and keep new packs from degrading, but how well do they work? How much can they liven up packs that are starting get increased IR?

Basically, can they save my old abused packs so I can still use them as practice packs?

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I've heard they can reverse cells
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I know these things are supposed to help liven up aging packs, and keep new packs from degrading, but how well do they work? How much can they liven up packs that are starting get increased IR?

Basically, can they save my old abused packs so I can still use them as practice packs?

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The Spintec device on my GP packs has worked wonders. As far as quantifing the results thats difficult. But I can see he IR numbers go lower and the batteries perform better. I have not used the device on my IB's because the voltage cutoff on the Spintec is to low. I would recommend the Spintec to anyone wo runs GP cells.
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I've kept track of several packs using the Spintec, and the results were as they claim. Lower IR, higher voltage. These were on GP3300 cells and measured with a Turbo 35.
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Have used both SEVERAL times and didn't have any problems.

Just way too dang slow for me.

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Have used both SEVERAL times and didn't have any problems.

Just way too dang slow for me.

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I believe the slowness is the reason most are getting rid of them. I use my spintec more for a maintenance item rather then a discharger. I just wish I could use the spintec on four cell packs.
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I only run IB3800 right now, so I'm a little concerned. But, it's got to be better than the abuse I've been giving my packs.

I probably should run GP cells as I'm a little hard on my packs.

Anyone use the IP3800 cells? How durable are they?

Thanks for the input.
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I have used it on my IB 38's and it is fine. My packs are all taking 4000 to 4300mah and have great punch. You just need to do a cycle of discharge and charge then stay with it. Your packs should be fine.
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I have used the Dyna Pulse on IB 3600 with great results,I do look at the Dyna Pulse as more of a maintenance device than a discharger.I use the Dyna Pulse on the packs about every 5th discharge..Seems to work.
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Dido xxxkat, I've used the Dynapulse on 3700's & IB 3800's and have gotten noticable results as well. I don't know how realistic that resistance # is though, seems to be a bit high. None-the-less, it's a great measuring stick to utilize from cycle to cycle. I've been tinkering with it a bit more as of late. Trying every other race use vs. every third, etc. Results seem to vary from pack to pack. On thing is for sure, the Dyna is a much cheaper maintainence tool than some of the others from other manufacturers. I have a few brand new IB 4200 packs that I'm going to try in the next few weeks, just to see if it makes a difference on the first 2-3 cycles on a new pack. We shall see...

Does anyone have or has tried the new Team Much-More CTX-D discharger or whatever that thing is called?
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The Spintec discharges the cells to a cutoff voltage of 0.85 per cell. This will work fine on GP3300/GP3700 cells. The new IB4200 cells are recommended not to discharge them below 0.9v cutoff.

I use the Spintec on my old GP cells and the CTX-D on the IB3800 and IB4200 cells due to the fact that the CTX-D can be programmed on 0.9v cutoff.

I am happy with both.
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Absolute Crap!

The only risk of this happening is if the Ni-MH cells are discharged & held at 0v, like we used to do with Ni-Cad's.

There is far too much 'gossip' around

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I know these things are supposed to help liven up aging packs, and keep new packs from degrading, but how well do they work? How much can they liven up packs that are starting get increased IR?

Basically, can they save my old abused packs so I can still use them as practice packs?

Thanks,
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I've only used the Spintec and they have helped my packs feel "fresh."
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I never saw a quantifiable improvement with the Trinity version.
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