R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-11-2006, 09:21 PM   #1
Tech Addict
RaceBucks's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Huntington Beach, Ca.
Posts: 512
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default Much More Cell Master CTX 3 step charge feature

Opps, I posted this on the Much More CTX-D thread; don't see a CTX thread so I'll repost:

I have a question on the Much More Cell Master CTX 3 step charge feature. The manual talks about how to set it but not the best settings and tradeoffs.

1) What are the side effects of setting the Amp charge high (like 7 amps or more) in the 1st or second phase? I know that heat weakens batteries and that the higher amp setting will produce heat faster, but as long as the temp doesn't go above 110-115 degrees is it just a good way to charge faster?

2) How about punch? High current tends to give high punch, low current low punch, but what about this high current early and lower current later in the charge?

3) The manual example says 1/3 @ 7 amps, 1/3 @ 6 amps, last 1/3 @ 4 amps; has anyone played with other settings? Are there better ones?


one reply from CTX-D:
Originally Posted by trf_racer
Isn't this thread for CTX-D Discharger?
Anyways, Cell Master's step charge will not heat up the battery too much since 7 amps only go a certain amount of time follow by a low amp charge. Therefore, it should not harm your pack. The high current at the beginning is to stablilize the battery pack and to give more punch. Lastly, 1/3 should be 7A, follow by 0.2A for the battery to rest, and lastly, 4 amps.
"We face each other as God intended. Sportsman-like. No tricks, skill against skill alone." -Fezzik
RaceBucks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2006, 12:41 AM   #2
Tech Regular
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 458

goto nexus racing website, they suggest something like

7.0 amps; 3000mah
0.2 amps; 20mah
5.0 amps; end

i used it, never found any noticable benifits
XingXing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2006, 01:15 AM   #3
Tech Master
XrayFK's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,463
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)

What kind of batteries are you running? If you are using IBs, just stick with a linear charge.
XrayFK is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Muchmore Platinum Cell master Lipo charge question 66Racer Radio and Electronics 1 06-16-2009 11:08 PM
APS Dyno Charger S3 Step-charge controlledchaos R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 12-16-2006 04:46 PM
APS Dyno Charger S3 Step-charge.... $120.00 killerjvf R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 3 12-14-2006 11:07 AM
APS Dyno Charger (S3 version) Step-charge killerjvf Electric On-Road 2 09-10-2005 10:26 AM
Linear Or Step Charge DIMO Electric On-Road 14 06-26-2005 12:24 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 01:35 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net