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Old 10-08-2003, 07:32 AM   #46
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Yes, we can assemble packs.

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do u guys assemble packs?
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how much extra?

... anyone else use these batts?
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I borrowed a pack from my friend and they proved to be exactly how I thought they would perform... Great Punch, Great Power, Great Runtime.

You can't go wrong by buying these cells.
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I borrowed a pack from my friend and they proved to be exactly how I thought they would perform... Great Punch, Great Power, Great Runtime.

You can't go wrong by buying these cells.
i cant wait to test out these cells at the track..and see how they perform compared to my promatched which i got twice as much as the ZX ones
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Old 10-08-2003, 08:40 PM   #50
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$6.00 per pack, including battery bars. An extra $2.50 per pack if you'd like a deans pigtail. Which level of packs are you looking to order?

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how much extra?

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Old 10-09-2003, 08:44 AM   #51
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i cant wait till i get my gold packs they should be at my place on monday ( i live in australia) i hope they get here on monday or tuesday cos i race on tuesday so i wanna use them asap
they are gonna be awsome
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Old 10-12-2003, 03:08 PM   #52
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just went trying out the batteries, they are really powerful and have lots of punch! i could keep up with my friends who is usually better than i am. its just that my motors are old and needs a rebuild to get the best performance out of them.

just one complaint, the shrink wrap flakes off like using the wrong kinda paint on RC bodies! the wrap is totally destroyed and i had to reshrink them. it might me by way of driving thats killing them =P anyways, john, what brand shrink wrap are you using? oh btw, i got the battery bars, thanks
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Disaster999,

That's the first I've heard of problems with the shrinkwrap. I'm using the standard Trinity pre-cut shrinkwrap (part #5166).

What brand do you use?

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just went trying out the batteries, they are really powerful and have lots of punch! i could keep up with my friends who is usually better than i am. its just that my motors are old and needs a rebuild to get the best performance out of them.

just one complaint, the shrink wrap flakes off like using the wrong kinda paint on RC bodies! the wrap is totally destroyed and i had to reshrink them. it might me by way of driving thats killing them =P anyways, john, what brand shrink wrap are you using? oh btw, i got the battery bars, thanks
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Old 10-12-2003, 05:39 PM   #54
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disaster-

I have had this happen before also. It was caused by me overcharging the batteries or by running them and the cells getting super hot...usually in Modified.

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Old 10-12-2003, 07:09 PM   #55
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To ZXRacing:

I have decided to make an order this week, however, I was hoping to clarify some charge/discharge/repeak/storing procedures:

1. To charge, I should use [email protected] peak detect. Also look for a 140-150 degree temperature.

2. To discharge, I should discharge to 5.4v or .9v per cell @20amps.

3. Store @ 5.4v.

4. Day of Racing: Before first charge, use a tray to equalize, and then charge.

Questions:

1. Should I run a charge/discharge the night before?

2. I have been using an Orion active discharger to equalize, which is supposed to balance the cells to .5v. Is .5 too low?

3. I use an Orion Digital Discharger which discharges @ 20amps to 5.4v; which I will be using to store my new packs, do i need to worry about an individual cell being taken down too low?

4. What settings do you repeak at?

I look forward to trying your packs, Thanks,

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Old 10-12-2003, 07:21 PM   #56
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Buddha-

what class are you running? If Mod then charge at 5amps .05. If stock or 19turn charge at 6amps .05. This is Indoors on a carpet track. If outdoors then I would watch the Pack temp and do .03 or .04 Delta

Discharge to 5.4volts.. .90 per cell at 30amps...20 will be fine if that is all you can do. I use a Turbo 35 GFX and bring them down to 5.40 volts

Store at 5.4v

Day of racing.. discharge on tray and then charge. Discharge to 5.4volts after the first run and let them cool about 1 1/2 hours and then use them a second time..second charge will be the best run.

No need to Charge Discharge the night before. I would stick with the .9 per cell. Have not had that much experience with the Orion Discharger but when you have Danny at SMC telling you how to do things you tend to listen .

Repeak at the same charge you peaked them at...only once though... try best to make it so that your batteries peak right before you race...I know that is impossible but usually 2 heats before my run I repeak my packs.
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I used to dead short my 2400's, but never my 3000's or 3300's NiMH's.
How do these cells compare to SMC cells that I currently run?
Here is the readings off of 1 set of my SMC's.
401 sec. 1.184vlts.
1.488pv. 2.5i-res
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RcBuddha,

I think Mike summed it up pretty well in his post. Let me know if you have any more questions.

Thanks for helping out Mike!

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I'm not sure exactly what you're asking. We've got different levels of packs that have different numbers at different prices, as does SMC. When comparing our cells to SMC's, assuming the numbers are the same, you will see similar performance.

Thanks,

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I used to dead short my 2400's, but never my 3000's or 3300's NiMH's.
How do these cells compare to SMC cells that I currently run?
Here is the readings off of 1 set of my SMC's.
401 sec. 1.184vlts.
1.488pv. 2.5i-res
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Disaster999,

That's the first I've heard of problems with the shrinkwrap. I'm using the standard Trinity pre-cut shrinkwrap (part #5166).

What brand do you use?
im using those trinity cell wrap too! hmm, probably different way of wraping them! since i dont have heat gun, i just use the heat from the soldering iron, heat them till the wrap too the cell shape, and chucked it into the charger and use the heat from the cell to do a nice clean wrap.
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