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Old 03-05-2002, 04:45 PM   #16
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Does anyone use the charge modes other than linear for either Ni-cad or Ni-MH??

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I use the repulse charge mode.
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Old 03-06-2002, 03:44 AM   #18
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ian - reflex or burp charging is a waste of time. It has never been proved that the -ve discharge pulse actually does anything. This is why you will virtually never come accross it outside of model car racing. The only effect you will notice with these charge modes is increased charge time and your cells may get hotter.

I personally use linear charge for nicads at 4.5 amp, do't have any nimh but wold try about 4.5 for sanyo and 3.5-4 for panasonic. You could use soft pulse instead of linear charge but I don't see the advantage of that over just charging at a lower amp rate on linear. The effects seem to be the same.

IS the straight still ridiculously short at Hinckley?
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Old 03-06-2002, 06:46 AM   #19
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Crash,

how to use active intensive care unit with discharging function? how to connect these together?
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dw, I don't know about there being an andavntage or not to using repule over linear. That is just what I have always used. As for charging HV 3000s or Stock Metals SMC Batteries does charge theirs at about 8 amps. He talks about that in the 3000 HV thread and on their website. I have noticed a big difference between charging them at 5 amps and at 7. The higher amps give a lot more punch.
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kopiO,

Not really for sure on that. If you e-mail Phil at Pro-Trak he would probably give the best answer. I personally have never tried the intensive care function.

Phil explains it pretty good on his web-site.

www.pro-trak.co.uk

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DW- the straight is quite a bit shorter now than it used to be because of "safety" issues, theyve even got neting up now at the pit end to stop you getting hit by car, not that you ever did anyway. They nearly got the new Jlap system working properly last week, just a few delays between some of the heats and the odd crash halfway thru a race lol. BTW im just gussing but are you David Warr?? im just wondering how you know who i am lol
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and you can change the faceplate too... hehe. seriously, companies like Pro-trak and CE should really just pay some guy $10 to come up with slicker looking panel designs...
Have you seen the new T-35 Stealth? It has flames on the faceplate.

Mine is on it's way, I should have it either this weekend, or by Tuesday.

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Glad you're happy with your flames! I'm not crazy about the flames myself... but it sure beats those funny lookin' cars on the older models!

Pro-trak's faceplate looks a road warning sign or something. But for a really good laugh, check out the custom faceplates on their website. It looks like it's owned by a (very rich) 6 year old... hehe
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Glad you're happy with your flames! I'm not crazy about the flames myself... but it sure beats those funny lookin' cars on the older models!
I thought it looked nice. I took a trip to Competition Electronics a couple months ago to check it out. I'll post pictures when it comes in.

Pro-Trak is owned by a 6 year old? You are joking right... ? lol
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Check it out...

http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/pro-trak/fpmast.htm

Would you like She-Ra, satellites or space aliens with your charger today?

Seriously though folks... and this is an honest question: does anyone think that Competition Electronics products are overrated? Pro-trak is under-rated or has insufficient exposure?
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Competition is not overated but Pro-Trak is under rated and this is due to lack of exposure in my opinion here in the states. I would put my Pro-Trak up against the Turbo 35 any day. You can not go wrong with either charger.

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I do agree on the under exposure. I had not heard of ProTrak untill not too long ago. I had always known of Competition Electronics, mostly due to the fact that they are local for me, and many racers have T-30's, T-35's, ect. You always see a couple in the pits..

I do not beleive that Competition Electronics is over rated though. I have had my PitBull for a while now, and it is everything i expected, and more.
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Yeah, I think the fact that so many people use CE Turbos is pretty much proof that they are good.

But I have head some people commenting on their build quality/materials used/general engineering design I suppose... as being very much inferior to the ancient Victor chargers...

anyone who has experience with both?
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