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Old 04-21-2003, 06:28 AM   #1
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Hi guys, Has anyone used B&T batteries before? Good comments? Bad comments? Is 1.18v good for batteries?

I have ordered 2 X 3300 Battery packs, They have a voltage of 1.18v and more than 400 secs run time at 20amps. Are these good ones? The hobby shop said they are one of the best available.

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I've have never heard of this company, do they have a web site?

with #'s like that, they should be pretty good batts.

Provide me with more information, I'ld like to check them out.

How much did you pay for the 2 x 3300's?
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If those are 20 amp numbers, they don't sound that good to me.

The ProMatch cells that I just got were over 400 secs and 1.16v at 30 amps. I would expect for a 3300 that 20 amp numbers would be more like 600 secs.

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On their web site they don't mention any numbers or run times. But the hobby shop where i got my stuff from races with these batteries each week with a lot of success....He was going to send me 1.16v ones but when he ordered them from B&T they said they only had the better ones at 1.18v

I haven't got my parts in yet so i don't know how much i've paid for them. Not really concerned about how much they are. I just said give me the best and that's what he suggested.

The 1.16v ones were $55.00 each but i'm not too sure if they gave me the other ones for the same price or not.

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I was just guessing on the run time numbers with the amount of amps. That's what i thought the companies based their times on.
Sorry to confuse everyone
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Integy also matches at 20amps and their numbers are 1.21+v.
The new batch of GP 3300's are 1.23v+...

1.18 voltage at 20amps seems a bit low, considering you can get 1.17v+ at 30amps now.
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I just checked out integy's web site and those batteries are VERY good. I will get some next time i place an order...By the time i do place my next order they will probably have 1.30v ones out by then
They are very reasonably priced as well at $79.99 for the 1.23v+
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those numbers are not that great for 20 amp numbers you can get similair numbers from 30 amp matchers lately.

i would stay away from 20 amp matched cells, you can have problems with them, because the weak cells are not weeded out from the start from not being stressed enough and can find their way into your packs. i have used b&t cells before with bad luck, i had some start venting on my charger at 5 amps. i have also seen a few guys with dead cells in their packs after a few runs.

you cant really compare number between matchers because they use different procedures.
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Thanks for the feedback on that......

Want to get the most information so i can decide on my next order that i place as i will be ordering some more batteries with it.

I like the look of the integy ones though......
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i have tried integy batteries a while back for a few runs and they were nothing special altough they were not new, i had tried a friends. some people say integy "traps" the voltage during the matching process to make the #s look higher than they actually are. that is just what i have heard though.
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If the batteries were matched at 30 amps, they are very good cells. The top battery matchers are getting cells in the 1.18 range at 30 amps.
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What is the best Battery on the market now and why do you think it is the best.

I need Batteries for my new car.

Whats hot and what do I stay away from?

Were do I find the best prices?

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I think that SMC and Promatch are going to give you the best batteries and service, especially for the price, out of anyone.
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If you are looking for the best battery (not matcher), look at the new batch of GP3300 cells.
They offer the great voltage, run time and have good IR numbers.
Many consider them to be the best all around cell for most applications.

Then just get them from your favourite matcher, or any top matcher like: SMC, Promatch, Pole Position, World Class, Trinity, etc.

If you are looking for a couple packs and unsure where to purchase, perhaps buy a pack from each matcher and test them for yourself to find your preferred brand.
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stonzy those numbers are not @ 20 amps 400 seconds of run time @ 20 amps would be a radio shack pack! those are very good 30 amp numbers something over 1.17 and 400 seconds of run time is great for 30 amp #'s.
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