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Old 03-04-2003, 11:17 PM   #1
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Ok, I have two packs, both never run.

Pack 1 Sanyo 3000-HV NiMH has these numbers -

1.145 volts, 1.145, 1.146, 1.147, 1.148, 1.149
6.0 Chg
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0.90 cut off

Pack 2 GP 3300 NiMH has these numbers -

1.123 volts, 1.123, 1.124, 1.124, 1.124, 1.124
5.0 Chg
30 Dis
0.90 cut off

What pack should I use for practice and what one should I use for racing?

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Old 03-05-2003, 12:36 AM   #2
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The GP3300 has longer run time than the 3000HV right? I would say run the GP3300 in practice if you race in stock, if you run in mod. Then run the 3000HV in practice. Runtime is more important in mod and voltage is more important in stock.
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The GP3300 has longer run time than the 3000HV right? I would say run the GP3300 in practice if you race in stock, if you run in mod. Then run the 3000HV in practice. Runtime is more important in mod and voltage is more important in stock.
Agree. Especially for stock. For mod the above is a good starting point, but the 3000 have better voltage, so you might want to do some testing about runtime with the 3000's.
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Best test is on the track, both should last a race. Unless you tested them yourself then the numbers for them are only really good for comparing the same kind of cells tested by the same company. I've heard that generally 3300's have more punch for stock, especially GP's, 3000's are generally best for mod racing, 2400's are still better than 3000's for stock racing. Best just going out and giving them a try though.
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Personal suggestion...don't use either for practice. In the long run you would be better off buying a couple of cheap stick packs or some used matched packs from the rctech classifieds or other" for sale" sites. Save your good packs for the track and some quality charging !!! Good Luck
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I agree it's good idea to save the best packs for racing. But depending on how often you race... If you (like me) race once a month, then the packs get noticeable slower, if resting for a month. In this case you'll need to cycle the packs before racing... So you might as well use them regularly... But it's still a good idea to supply with more packs, so you dont use your good packs too hard.

Dont charge them while hot ! And if you dont already got one, do yourself a favor and by a good charger, which are NiMh compatible. It'll save you money in the long run, since your packs last longer. And as a bonus, run faster !
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Thanks for the great tips guys!

I'm new at racing so I thought it would be better for me to start off running stock.
For a charger I just picked up a Pitbull, it should do the trick.

Thanks again guys.
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