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Old 01-08-2007, 11:42 AM   #16
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Ther must be something to them - Pro Match is now selling them.
Doesn't mean anything, if they can sell them and make a buck they will.
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:45 AM   #17
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Doesn't mean anything, if they can sell them and make a buck they will.

jeff is not quite that way. but people have been asking for an alternative to IB cells, and these seam to be a stable cell. they do out perform as well as the IB cells at this point, but are stable.
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:50 AM   #18
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I have heard from several people that have tried them and they all tell me that the EP packs hold their peak performance much longer but are not as strong as a new IB4200WCE.

To me it sounds as though a top EP pack would be comparable to a new mid grade WCE packs but hold onto that performance level longer.

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Old 01-08-2007, 11:49 PM   #19
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How about GP4300???

I dont hear anyone use them in major competition...
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:53 PM   #20
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How about GP4300???

I dont hear anyone use them in major competition...
And for good reason. GP has fallen behind the past year with it's cells, the IB are just the hottest out there, period.

Don't get me wrong, at local club racing IP, EP, IB, etc all work fine for the average racer. However at the highest level of competition you will see what works best in the racer's cars, money aside.
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:11 AM   #21
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Doesn't mean anything, if they can sell them and make a buck they will.
that`s a bit harsh accusing Erika & Jeff of making a fast Buck

your favourite matcher might do this !! but i Doubt the promatch gang would

i remember when they first done the IB cells , then they started to go bad & promatch instanly stopped selling them till IB sorted the batts out

if you don`t watch it jay will be after you

GP`s are long gone (pants really)
it is IB`s for Now ,till the next one ,which according to some UK reps it is the East power cells

thus started the thread to see IF they are that good or !!!
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:26 AM   #22
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We have been matching these cells since September of last year. We are finding that they are very competitive with the IB cells. We are seeing similar numbers on our matchers to Ib cells. Anyone who tells you that these are not good cells doesnt know wht they are talking about. I have even seen Orion adverts for these cells. Oscar didnt go to advertising with a junk product I can assure you.
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:17 AM   #23
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Doesn't mean anything, if they can sell them and make a buck they will.
I agree with Mr. Jolly and think this is a cheap shot at Promatcher.. I've bought many a pack from them and never had any issues with the battery cells. I'm sure they have tested these batteries to the max before they would sell them.
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I have 3 packs of these and 3 packs of IB's from a popular matcher, the IB's are not actually matched, and the EP's are, I have done back to back tests a few times and the IB's are always stronger for a longer period. First peak I couldn't say there was that noticable difference, but the IB's don't fall off as quickly, imo of course.
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Dont get him started on that topic, he will flood the thread with pics of her

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Hey, I with him... This topic is covered so let's moving to a match set of these...
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Orion did start some early advertising but dont seem to have followed through as yet with the cell.

I have been matching the EP4200 most probably longer than anyone in the market (since April 2006).

The cell has a high self discharge problem which until now the factory cannot solve. It means that you must keep a large charge in these cells at all times otherwise the pack is destroyed. Their performance is just below that of the IB4200WC cell so good value if they are priced cheaper than the IB cells. They should be priced cheaper because they are cheaper to buy for the matcher.
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How about runtime of the EP's compared to the IB WC's??
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So
to sum up the EAst Power cells
they are Okay but not quite there when comparing to IB ,but if the price is right ,no probs (except learning another `looking after` regime with these cells)
so it`s now in oreder
IB
IP
EP
GP

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How about runtime of the EP's compared to the IB WC's??
We ran a few of the EP packs at the Novak last weekend.(purchased from "Speedzone"...see sig)
And although our performance was lacking, the packs performed great.
Side by side to our IB cells they were no noticeable differences!!!
The advertised (stickered) numbers were very close also.

One of the EP's charged to over 4900 at 9.47v on the second cycle.
Previous IB packs have taken a few more cycles to "warm up" to those numbers.

(All of our packs have been charged at the same rate and on the same chargers and all discharged at 20amps.)

The discharge cycle numbers is what I use to determine quality.
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IP and EP are the same cells. I have been to the factory to see these made.

Runtime is much the same as IB. Just down slightly on volts
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