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Old 08-27-2006, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default Trinity DPD VS. Teamwave Lightning discharge Equalizing System

Which one is better? I'm thinking of getting one of this?
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Old 08-27-2006, 04:55 PM   #2
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Don't have a Team Wave but have heard good things about them. I do have a DPD though and it is much better than I expected. Very easy to use, EXCELLENT information on each cell, no need for a power supply. The no power supply was a huge hit with me...Anything to not have yet another set of wires going to my distribution block!
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Been using the heck out of my DPD... so far it has been great
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I like the DPD and there great price to boot....
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Can go wrong with the Trinity DPD nice unit great price
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Old 08-27-2006, 05:24 PM   #6
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the trinity unit is by far a much better unit ! i have all the units out there right know i perfer the muchmore unit best but the trinity unit cant be beat for the money
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Thanks guys I guess I'm going to get my trinity DPD.
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Old 08-27-2006, 08:53 PM   #9
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the trinity dpd has pulse discharge, while the team wave has linear discharge only.
the novak smart tray and the team wave are similar in that they feature linear disharge at low amperage, and can hold the cell at the cut off voltage, while the trinity dpd and muchmore ctx-d feature linear discharge as well as pulse discharge.

anyone have any thoughts on whether or not pulse discharge is better/recommended? what does it do?

i am looking for a tray too so any tips are helpful.
what is recommended for the 4200shv cells?
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With the new 4200SHV's, Its recommend for the 30 pulse to .9, then the 5 amp linear tray to .7, let cool, then charge


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With the new 4200SHV's, Its recommend for the 30 pulse to .9, then the 5 amp linear tray to .7, let cool, then charge


The DPD's pulse discharge is not the same as the Much More. It's the "Spintec" pulse discharge, which consists of very rapid on/off/semi cycles.
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Old 08-28-2006, 05:32 PM   #12
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The DPD takes a little over an hour to discharge a fully charged 3800 for me. A big savings over the clip on spintec and dynapulse units, but still significantly longer than the MMCTX-D.

I saw an ad in the new XRC mag for Integy that shows a similar device called the Indi Digital-90. Claims to pulse at 90 amps!!!! Claims to "condition your batteries in minutes, not hours! We'll see.
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Got my DPD today and noticed the following behaviour. I put a 6 cell GP3300 with approx. 500 mAh residual in. The DPD then discharges with the internal fan switched on. As soon as the first cell reaches the cut off voltage the fan goes off. After that it takes quite a while (~5-10 min.) for all other cells to reach their cut off voltage. This is regardless of the discharge mode (lin/pulse).

I suppose the DPD switches to a lower (linear?) discharge current after the first cell hitting the cut off voltage.

Noticed then same? Is my assumption correct?
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Yes after the first cell reaches it cutoff it will go into liner mode and the fan will shut off...
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why would it do that? doesn't that mean that your pack isn't really getting pulse discharge all the way?
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