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Old 05-18-2006, 01:48 PM   #1
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Hi, was wondering if i bought 100 loose cells, of a typical sample

at 35amp discharge, what % would be 1.2v+ , 1.9v, 1.8v, 1.7v etc

would say 75% of the cells be 1.8v+ ???

just wondering coz looking at the cost effectiveness of just doing up some unmatched cells for club meets vs buying lower voltage matched packs.

i'm sure battery matchers would know, coz they would need to cost thier packs accordingly.
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Depends where you get your cells from and how recent the batch is. Out of 100 I doubt you'd get any 1.2+ cells.
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Xing Xing-I cannot answer the percentages question (Last I heard a case (200) of the latest IB3800's were producing better than 70% 1.2+ cells at 35 amps), but I do know you can have them zapped very economically by some of the well known matchers. Then you can match them your self on a TM. Sorry if you already knew this.
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OH-yeah-that voltage figure would be After zapping. Again-tallking old school-ON the GP cells, youd see a much bigger jump in voltage from a zap on lesser cells. The best cells in the case woulg go up in voltage after a zap-just not as much. Weird-I know.
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Depends where you get your cells from and how recent the batch is. Out of 100 I doubt you'd get any 1.2+ cells.

hmmm so out of 100 you will get none? so less than 1% is 1.2volts.....

maybe 1 in 1000?
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Xing Xing-I cannot answer the percentages question (Last I heard a case (200) of the latest IB3800's were producing better than 70% 1.2+ cells at 35 amps), but I do know you can have them zapped very economically by some of the well known matchers. Then you can match them your self on a TM. Sorry if you already knew this.

i dont like buying loose unmatched cells from matchers. as these usually are leftovers (yeah i know they tell you they are random, but wouldnt you take a 1.2+volt cell out of the batch, yeah i would hehe )

p.s what is a TM?
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TM=Turbomatcher. You dont need to buy them from a matcher-I think some of them would zap them for you if you sent them to them. You could put your initials on each cell if you wanted with permanent marker and write down the date code(s) you sent. I'll think you'll find most matchers who are not fly by night are trust worthy.

When I was comtemplating getting into the matching bizz-I thought about initially having other companies zap my cells and I'd match them. That was 3 or 4 years ago-so maybe something has chnaged since then. It was Cheap back then, I doubt its gone up much in cost. Less than $1 a cell-a lot less.
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hmmm so out of 100 you will get none? so less than 1% is 1.2volts.....

maybe 1 in 1000?
From what I gather the majority of IB3800 and IB4200 cells are going to be 1.2+ after zapping. It's not like the old days where a good cell was a rarity and you had to have an in or know someone to get decent batteries.
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Most matchers use runtime when selling packs.. The left over cells will have good voltage, but may be a bit lower on runtime then they sell..

I buy alot of these low runtime packs from a local guy.. They were all over 4.84 voltage per pak, with two fo them at 4.88.. i bought five packs.. these are 4 cell number tho.. runtime was in the mid 430's at 30 amps..


these cells will work just fine in stock class were runtime isnt a deciding factor..
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