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Old 12-09-2001, 10:13 AM   #91
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Default Orbit Features

Peak adjust in all modes
Auto fast charging (battery testing throughout the charge) (.1-8A)
Reflex charging with soft start (avoid false peaks) (.1-8A)
Discharge with switch off, or charge mode programable (.1-5A, 1-12 cells)
Format (regenaration of NiCd or NiMh)
Easy charging (like a millenium or similar charger) (0.1-6.5A)
Lead battery charge (0.1-5A)
Lithium Ion charge (0.1-3A)
Lithium- Tadiran charge (0.1-3A)
Glow Starter charge (.1-6A)

Just one battery at a time (Schulze has two)

Discharge current may be increased by using a ceramic resistor.
The software accepts that value (Ohm) in ordr to plot the correct graph and calculate remaining capacity.

If you look at the Schulze specs, they are very very similar.
The price may be much more interesting and the quality is about the same.
Design "this has to work, doesn't have to look good" style .

If you go to the http://www.orbitronic.de site, they have the manual in PDF where you can check all the details about the different programs.
It's the exact same manual that I have.
There's a section telling you how to make the cable to connect to the PC, and the software is downloadable.

That may reduce the price even further if you make your own serial cable.
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Old 12-09-2001, 07:41 PM   #92
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Thanks antonio, I will the manual on their website!
How much roughtly does it cost?
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Old 12-09-2001, 08:05 PM   #93
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Guys, check it out:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...1&I=LXBAV5&P=7
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Old 12-09-2001, 08:33 PM   #94
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WOW!! Competition Electronics is crazy...


Its the same charger just with an all black case and an updated panel........Why the h#ll is this thing $500.00....jeez!
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Old 12-09-2001, 09:26 PM   #95
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rcracingfreak, they called it "business" !!

Just like M8 LE, same features, but different appearance! I personally still like the old Turbo 35BL, The Stealth edition looks ugly!!
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Buisness....how about ripoff!!

Novak released the millenium pro with all new features AND a pit wizard built in... the price....same as the OLD millenium.

Maybe its just Tower ripping us off and not Competition Electronics but somethings wrong.
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Well the seller can sell at whatever price the 'market' can support. Thats why a lot of Amercian stuff can sell cheaper in Hong Kong than the States! The buyer can always say NO!
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Yeah, that's good buisness ......WOW
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If CE can survive then it must be good business!
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THAT remains to be seen!!!
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Old 12-12-2001, 12:36 AM   #101
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I think Competition Electronic is always very popular in the US as well as in Japan.

In fact, I think they are the market leader!!
Correct me if I am wrong!
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Old 12-15-2001, 07:58 AM   #102
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Given these 2 chargers:
Orbit Microlader V6.0 and the MicroladerRace, the key differences I see so far are:

V6.0

Charging Range: 50mA-6.0A
No of Cells: 1-30

Race

Charging Range: 100mA-8.0A
No of Cells: 1-12

Given that they are the same price, and both have the auto charge functions and can also charge other types of batteries, would the ability to charge 30 cells matter? (NOT FOR ME!!!) Plus the race edition can hit 8A autocharge, would be excellent to determine the relative IR of your packs with that.

Thanks for any thoughts.

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Old 12-15-2001, 08:30 AM   #103
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Alvin, I thought the Race model is more expensive than the other one!
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Old 12-15-2001, 08:52 AM   #104
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Nah, race and V6 same price, it's the Pro version which costs more.
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Old 12-15-2001, 09:08 AM   #105
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I see! I think Sam Cheng either has the Race version or the pro version!
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