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Old 02-14-2003, 09:45 AM   #1
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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

The new (relatively) 3300mah cells will become legal for racing in our country on the 1st October 2003.

However some racers from Malta will be visiting UK later in the year to race their touring cars, where 3300mah cells are already legal. In fact they are the things to have.

With this in mind I have started seeing what is available. Clearly the GP3300 seems to be the choice at the moment, but looking at the BRCA list I now see that there are in fact 2 types of 3300 cells made by GP. On is coded GP3300SCHR, the other GP3300SCHC.

Can anyone please tell me what the differences between these two cells are, and which is best suited for touring cars with a 12 turn motor limit.

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Joe from sunny Malta.
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Old 02-14-2003, 10:12 AM   #2
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Johnbull: I'm not sure which cell is which just by seeing the codes there, but after taking a look at Roars rules list, I know that the original GP3300 were a bit too long to be legal. Roar apparently let it slide because so many people had already bought the original cells. But they asked that GP introduce a new cell that fit within' Roars length requirements and give it a new shrink wrap(green with orange band) to go along with the 3-4 wraps the GP3300 already have.

If you check out the SMC thread, someone posted a link to the Roar rules page there.

So as far as I know, the only difference between GP's original 3300 and the newer coded ones is the length.

But, I'm not completely sure.....just offering up a possibility.
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Johnbull: I just re-read the info on this link and it should help with your question.

http://www.roarracing.com/products/sbattery.htm

-note- thanks again to dcracer for the link.
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The GP3300SCHC , SCHR , Powers 3300R and Yokomo 3300 are all the same cell with different shrink wrap.

GP has been working real hard to improve the voltage of it's 3300 and the latest batch that we will be releasing on the 24th of Feb. will have improved voltage.
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You're kidding! I always felt that GP's had plenty of voltage as they are, but if they can give us more, more power to them!..
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More Voltage !!!!!!! .... Shoot.. and I just bought 3 new 3300 GP's and 2 new Powers 3300R's .....

Oh well I'll have to wait and see how everyone else like the newer versions here in about a month or so

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Johnbull

Can only guess that the SCHC is the cell that has been done for ROAR. On the list that i downloaded a couple of weeks ago there was no reference to this cell, the only GP listed was the SCHR. I guess we are going to have to see what happens with this cell, as far as i am aware i haven't seen any of the newer ones run. I have some of the origional ones, and you are correct that they seem the cell to use this year. I have also run some Sanyos and there is little between them.
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Our company has become a GP distributor for the GP3300SCHC. Basically the SCHC is the part number given to the green/orange shrink. It's the same cell as all other GP3000's used by different distribbutors/ customers.


The good news is that GP has been working hard on this cell to try and provide better voltage for us RC racers.

We only recieved a small batch of improved voltage cell and until we get our bigger shipments in early this week it's to early to say how they will al be but so far were seeing 1.15 - 1.16 and even some 1.17's.
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Danny,
So are the higher voltage packs a freak of nature or are they going to be available for the average racer in a couple of months? If they are going to be available, where would be the best store to try and locate some of the SWEET packs??
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Since you're the expert, I'll submit this question to you...

I noticed that the pro's have been using the GP3300 for stock. Do these cell provide better voltage than the Ultra Metals for stock class? What do your sponsored guys tell you?

And if I were to purchase some new cells, what type do you suggest for stock? And yes, I do want to try some SMC packs!

Thanks,
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Doug: GP has told us that they will supply us with improved voltage cells from now on. I'm not exactly sure how they will be from batch to batch. I guess we will no more this week when we recieve a bigger shipment and in the coming weeks as more shipments arrive.


John: We have used GP's in every major race this year in all classes with great results. In Cleveland we had 5 out of the top 10 running our GP's with a 1,2,3 sweep. I believe the GP cell is a great cell and now with slightly more voltage it just got even better.


We should start releasing the newer batches sometime next week.
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