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Old 10-17-2007, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default Batteries & Chargers?????????????

OK as stated in my posts name I am wondering what to do here? I have just gottin back into the hobby after a long break, I started racing 1/12th last winter and have moved back to sedan this winter with the T2-007.

I am presently using an LRP Pulsar sport to charge my old 3800 packs(3) and will be using the same to charge my new IB4200WC packs which I also have 3. I have been charging all my packs at 6amps then running them on the car till they loss there umph( about 8 mins) I then place them on my Trinity Real Time 2 conditioner & Discharger until the lights go out. Then I will place them back on charge again after about 30 mins for another run.

I did this all last winter with my 3800 cells with no issues that I can think of, please keep in mind I am by far not a top driver but would say I am competitive at my local track.

I am presently looking to add another charger to my gear as I know I have a basic charger at this time but it has done me well and would still be using it in conjunction with the second charger when I get it. I am hoping that you (the people of RCTech) can help me to correct any errors I am doing now to my batteries and help me to choose the next and fitting charger to my needs, please keep in mind I am by no means a top racer and am not looking to be. I am having fun with this hobby as I feel it is ment to be. That in mind I do want to do things properly and with the proper tools.

Thanks for the help as I trust with all the posts I have been reading I have come to the right place for the help I am looking for.

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Old 10-17-2007, 09:25 PM   #2
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BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK and does lipos too: DURATRAX ICE
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:03 PM   #3
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Thanks Joel, I was looking at the Check Point as I was thinking this was a great charger for what I am looking for and I am glad to see a seasoned vet like yourself is stating what I was thinking.

Now as for my battery care habbits? thats another storey.

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Sean,

Charger:
I would also agree with the charger recommendation. If I had the choice between the DuraTrax ICE and the Check point when I bought my ICE, I would have got the Check point. I've used the Check point and I own a ICE. I think the Check point would be the charger to have.

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Whats your setting for Delta-Peak voltage? 3mv per cell?

When you store your packs don't forget to put a 450ma charge or so. Prevents them from the lost of run-time.
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Yes I set the delta peak to 5 per cell and I always have them charged after a day of rest then repeak them when I go for practice. I get consistant numbers when I charge them so I am thinking I am doing ok. I will now be saving to pick myself up the Check Point charger as now with the 2 of you stating the same and with all the other posts I have read I am thinking by far this is the best bang for the buck without going overboard.

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Oh and did you try those adjustments we were chatting about the other night? I will be putting mine to test tomorrow.
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I've changed the bump stops around a bit. I'm going to give that a shot tomorrow. AMB transponder came today, so I'll be off to test that tomorrow. I may also try apply some more traction compound to the front tires. Maybe half the tire instead of a quarter. I'll try those tweaks separately tomorrow and let you know how it goes for sure.
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I've changed the bump stops around a bit. I'm going to give that a shot tomorrow. AMB transponder came today, so I'll be off to test that tomorrow. I may also try apply some more traction compound to the front tires. Maybe half the tire instead of a quarter. I'll try those tweaks separately tomorrow and let you know how it goes for sure.
I use 3/4 on the front, but another great trick I have found is to wash the tires in hot water with degreaser. Then roll them on a paper towel to dry and run them as is with no traction added. I did this and they were better then they were when they were new. Awsome traction.
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I figured I'd ask you guys..... I run nitro but still need to charge my reciever battery ( 5 cell AAA 1100 mah ) and controller battery ( 8 cell AA 700 mah ). I was given a checkpoint charger but don't know what parameters are the used to get the most charge / discharge / cycle etc. for the batteries.

I'd appreciate any feedback. Thanks.
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