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Old 01-18-2003, 08:09 PM   #1
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Default CE Turbo 35 Question

I have always wanted a "high end" every since I saw my first Victor IQ way back.....I currently own a Novak Millennium which seems to do just fine. My question is what exactly do all those features of the Competition Electronics Turbo 35 do from a tunning and charging stand-point. What can it help me determine from my battery packs. Yes I have read the website but its all greek to me. I was looking for a real world answer

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Old 01-18-2003, 10:55 PM   #2
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In addition to charging, the Turbo35 will discharge and cycle packs, your Novak won't. As far as putting a race charge into the pack, I wouldn't say the Turbo35 does any better than your Novak, but if you want to check your packs capacity from time to time you'll need a device capable of discharging at high amp draw. The Turbo35 will discharge single cells or packs as high as 35 amps. You can cycle a cell and compare your results to the original matcher's label and know right away if the cell or pack has lost performance.

The Turbo35 is also useful for its motor run feature. With it, you can run a comm lathe or break in a set of brushes on your race motor.

With the purchase of a single cell holder, you can break down your race packs periodically and cycle each cell individually to rematch them.

Another important use for a Turbo35 or similar high end charger is dumping packs after a run. You'll be able to discharge at an amp load similar to what your car sees on the track and you'll know how much runtime was left after the race (not to mention it's always a good idea to dump a pack after a run.)

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Old 01-19-2003, 12:44 AM   #3
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ive heard nothing but good but i have the shulte eculader select and it's better charges two batteries and does more stuff + it's cheaper pm me if you want more info
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Old 01-19-2003, 05:34 PM   #4
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The charger is well worth the money, if you have the money. These things aren't cheap. Wait for the GFX to come out, it's CE's newest charger.
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Thanks for the replies folks. Sounds like another thing I just gotta have

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Old 01-19-2003, 06:14 PM   #6
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There is one question I gotta ask tho. What really do you gain in having a CE35 over something with a ton of features like an LRP Pulsar?
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Well I have a LRP and a Turbo 35.... the T35 can discharge at up to 35 amps... the Lrp at 10 amps.... the motor run feature on the T35 is actual voltage and amp draw while the LRP runs off some programing and is NOT actual readings!. But both seem to charge equally well. I am on my second LRP... first one went up in smoke but the second ones seems fine so far... I think you get what you pay for and if I could only have one I would choose the T35.
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Does the LRP have the cycle ability?
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Old 01-20-2003, 05:00 PM   #9
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Heres the question: They say CE35 saves all the clutter, its all in one, but can u use the features at one time? hehe.


For example ur in the pits, u are charging a pack, and u want to discharge another pack, or break-in a motor. hope u u can use it together, hope they can make it work like that.


But its only good when time is not the concern.
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No, you can only use one feature at a time.

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hey Trips.....do you know if they can upgrade a stealth to a gfx?

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No, the Internals of the GFX are all new. They can upgrade a T-35 to the stealth, as there were only a couple changes, BUT, you cannot upgrade to the GFX.
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