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Old 07-18-2007, 09:03 AM   #1
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hey all:Can anyone tell me the differances between these two types of batteries?Also i've heard that the ep cells can handle charging and re-charging better than the intellect cells can is this true?Finally can anyone give me a list of who is or will be offering the new ep4200 cells other than trinity who are the US distributors for them?Thanks for the info

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Give Brad at Hurricane Motorsports a call at 1-815-399-9575, he matches these cells and can answer any questions you might have. I know i've been very empressed w/ these cells.

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I bought my first pack of EP4200's last month and I think it's better than my IB4200 packs because none of the cells were DOA, all the cells can hold a charge for a week or two, they don't get as hot while charging, and they don't need to vent as much as the IB4200's. I bought my pack from Slingshot, but there are lots of other companies to choose from.

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promatch matches them as well. one of the first on the block to match. i have some from the first batch and then have lasted way better then IB cells. I think they are still a little lower on voltage. better on IR and a little lower on runtime. but they are definatley more stable cell.
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Go with ProMatch. They do an excellent job matching their packs. Their EP's are very strong, and their IB's also have high amounts of voltage and runtime. they have 1.25+ now for ib. 928-855-1229 and plus Erika is very nice, and will help you with anything you need.

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Just call Brad at Hurricane, hes been messing with them for a longtime, I think before everyone jumped on the bangwagon.
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I have pro match ib's, first batch were 1.23's i use it for stock racing. they get better on the second charge. lots of punch. I just received the latest batch at 1.242 to 1.247 I will cycle them about 3 or 4 times then use them at the tamiya finals. they seem to get better as you cycle them. no shorted cells so far, nor drop off during the 5 minutes.

pro match also includes hd single cell shrink wrap with you cells. for 10 bucks they will even build them for you. I build my own because I am cheap, but it isn't my fav chore.

the ib's are excellent cells and durable. I will be keeping these for a while. I don't know how much bigger these cells are agoing to get. I had to dremel my chassis to fit these. I heard them say several years ago that they will go to 5000s. i'm sick.
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hey all:Can anyone tell me the differances between these two types of batteries?Also i've heard that the ep cells can handle charging and re-charging better that the intellect cells can is this true?Finally can anyone give me a list of who is or will be offering the new ep4200 cells other than trinity who are the US distributors for them?Thanks for the info
I just ran the EP4200s at the ROAR onroad nats last weekend. The cells are definately the real deal. I ran the same pack in all 3 A-mains and they kept getting faster with each run. I was coming off the track after a 12th scale main with an average of 90 seconds left at 30 amps. Zero dead cell issues all weekend. You can get them from www.teamkwik.com .

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I use the teamalmighty one's they are awesome and they come built up,give them i try.www.teamalmighty.co.uk. they are in the usa too.
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SMC TQ'd and won 3 classes at the nats with IB4200's. Not one of our drivers had an issue with dead cells, venting, etc. I guess we'll see how this all unfolds in the coming months...
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yes the wins are true Jack but the cell being unstable an doa cells is the common problem u cant argue that. ib did a great job getting voltage for sure but they lost the reliabilty because of it an im sure the cells that were used to win were hand picked cells that were looked after or very fresh for the nats

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SMC TQ'd and won 3 classes at the nats with IB4200's. Not one of our drivers had an issue with dead cells, venting, etc. I guess we'll see how this all unfolds in the coming months...
Jack, No disrespect but it's more to it than just batteries...a lot has to do with who is behind the wheel

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I just ran the EP4200s at the ROAR onroad nats last weekend. The cells are definately the real deal. I ran the same pack in all 3 A-mains and they kept getting faster with each run. I was coming off the track after a 12th scale main with an average of 90 seconds left at 30 amps. Zero dead cell issues all weekend. You can get them from www.teamkwik.com .

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Jack, No disrespect but it's more to it than just batteries...a lot has to do with who is behind the wheel

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Absolutely! I couldn't agree more. That's why we are happy that many of the best drivers choose to run our stuff.

Thanks for the rim props. Our new sedan wheel will have the same style.
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