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Old 10-12-2003, 07:46 PM   #61
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Very strange. I do have a heat gun and use it to wrap the cells, but it doesn't make sense that different methods of heating the shrink would then cause it to peel off.

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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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disaster... I use my wifes Hair Dryer on Medium. You have to be very careful that you do not heat up the cell to much with a heat gun. Now I do not shrink wrap my cells because it is just one more layer that holds in heat.
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Very strange. I do have a heat gun and use it to wrap the cells, but it doesn't make sense that different methods of heating the shrink would then cause it to peel off.
i know, i guess its my driving, i havent touched my 12th scale for half a year so i guess that kinda ripped the wrap, but the other pack i had didnt have the problem! oh well

mike, i use shrink wrap cuz i dont wanna the original wrap to be damage and the sticker to get ruined.
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Have you filed down the graphite cell holders on the chassis?

I hear you on keeping the original Shrink in good shape and the sticker but that doesn't bother me that much. My X-Ray is not going to tear the original shirnk off and the cells are not low enough to touch the carpet and are protected well from the ground by the Compsite Tub Chassis.
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Old 10-12-2003, 08:11 PM   #65
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Have you filed down the graphite cell holders on the chassis?

I hear you on keeping the original Shrink in good shape and the sticker but that doesn't bother me that much. My X-Ray is not going to tear the original shirnk off and the cells are not low enough to touch the carpet and are protected well from the ground by the Compsite Tub Chassis.
ya, ive grounded and rounded and CAed the graphite, but i guess its the design of the slots, where theres only 4 little tabs supporting the cell. theres no problem on my TCs too, but then, over time, they will get scratched up rubbing against the chassis, or dust getting in between the cells etc etc
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Old 10-12-2003, 08:20 PM   #66
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That is one thing about being spoiled and having a indoor carpet track ... the track is nice to the cells and the bottom of your chassis
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haha...i run outdoor too back at my hometrack! i ran my 12th there and the corners of the chassis i about half as thin as the original thickness. theres splinters on the chassis too so whenever i race my 12th at the indoor track near my college, it always catches the carpet and drag a whole bunch with it.
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Old 10-13-2003, 09:40 AM   #68
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Thanks for the response Mike,

I race on an indoor asphalt track in the stock class. I was pretty sure I was on the right track for knowing how to charge 3300s, but I just wanted to make sure.

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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.
Interesting....Why do the cells run better after the second charge? Will I need to tray again before the second charge?

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You do not need to tray after the first run. Only when you have a day or two rest on the cells do you want to tray them.

I don't know why they run better on the second run. I just know from experiece that the second runs on the packs make them have more power.

I like to get to the track and run my best packs that I will use for the quals and mains first and then run my average packs. That way the good packs get a good rest before I use them again.
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Buddah-

Have you ordered your packs yet. Wondering how they ran?
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My apologies, but no, i haven't. A project just landed on my desk, b/c the group that was supposed to do it, f-d up.

Don't you just hate it when a project gets "thrown" onto your lap at the last minute?


No worries, as soon as the week is over, i'll order some packs.


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I get that all the time at my work
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hey i just got my new batteries
they have some awsome numbers and they got to australia in just a week (postage was realy cheap aswell)
john u are the BEST keep up the good work
and keep suplying every one with these great batteries
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come on ppl, lets hear more about these batts
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Thanks acid_rain.

Yes, we can ship batteries pretty cheaply to most places in the world. For example, the shipping on acid_rain's 2 packs to Australia, was only $9.00. It's a crazy world when I can send things to Australia for the same or less than domestic UPS


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hey i just got my new batteries
they have some awsome numbers and they got to australia in just a week (postage was realy cheap aswell)
john u are the BEST keep up the good work
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