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Old 02-26-2002, 11:16 AM   #1
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Just curious as to who in the U.S. has a Pro-Trak and if so what version and how do you like it. I currently have version 2.7 but am sending in mine to have it upgraded.
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Old 02-27-2002, 01:53 AM   #2
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The newest are version 9.0..... Am I correct??
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10.11 is the very latest version.
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Old 02-27-2002, 07:02 AM   #4
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How do you guys like the Pro-trak? Also what is wrong with their web-site can't get thru? Need to download the newest software for my Pro-Trak. I sent it out today, sounds like Phil is a great guy and it won't take long to get it upgraded and back.
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Old 02-27-2002, 07:28 AM   #5
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Crash, I don't use anything else now, we have 2 of them, and it is also probably the most frequently seen charger at any "National" level meeting here in the UK, which I think does say something as it is not cheap to buy, even here.

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

Just tried the site, and I couldn't get through either.......try later or another day.
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I have a ProTRak and I am 100% happy with it, make that 110%

For the website try :

http://www.pro-trak.co.uk/
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Old 03-01-2002, 11:15 AM   #7
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Thanks guys, I don't think there is to many of them here in the states either. Just sent mine off to Phil yesterday to get it repaired and upgraded. It is the only charger for me now!
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what is it? a lap counting system?
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Old 03-04-2002, 11:18 AM   #9
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Old 03-04-2002, 04:54 PM   #10
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Hi,

Anyone know how much a pro-trak costs? I'm interested in one of these... I tried e-mailing them, but they haven't gotten back to me.

Another issue: reliability... what do you guys think?


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Old 03-04-2002, 05:31 PM   #11
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Phil is the only one there, so sometimes it takes a while for him to get back to you. The latest version goes for $286 plus $35 for shipping. I have had mine for a while with no problems. Works perfectly and is very easy to use. The web site does an excelent job of describing all of its features.

www.pro-trak.co.uk

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thanks Crash... yeah, the features on the website... are really overwhelming. In a good way.

So, what do you think of the individual cell performance feature? It seems too good to be true. Seems to beat anything out there in the market. Correct me if I'm wong, but in a way, it matches and grades all the cells in a pack each time you cycle/charge...

What do you think of the optional parts that come with the charger?

I guess the serial cable is needed for use with a pc... what do you think of the pc software?

ok, that was a lot of questions... thanks, I really appreciate your input.
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I have all of the optional accessories. I don't always graph my batteries just about once a month. It does let you actually graph each celll with a pc and you can see if you have a cell that might be going bad. It also has a feature called pack test it does a 20 second charge with all the leads hooked up and will tell without a pc just on the display if one or more cells is a possible bad cell. A really cool feature for a pack your not sure about. Serial cable is needed but worth it. You can pretty much manage your cells without any problems and keep your batteries up to their full potential. This to me is the ultimate charger on the market.
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That's exactly what I'm thinking right now, Crash...

Have you had any experience with the Turbo 35 or some of the Victors?

I am in the market for a high end charger right now... and the newer Victors definitely caught my eye (they look great for one while Protraks' ornage and yellow just doesn't do it for me...

until I took another look. And the features are blowing me away. Those colorful graphs sure look cool...

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...
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My friend has the turbo 35 and he had a pro-trak. He likes them both really well. He went with the turbo 35 for the simple fact that he is getting competition electronics battery matchers and he wants everything to be the same. The turbo 35 can't graph individual cells just the whole pack. They pretty much the same price and I doubt you can go wrong with either one. But if you definetly wan't to keep track of each cell and their performance then I suggest the Pro-Trak. They are both awesome chargers. The Pro-Trak just doesn't get enough exposure here in the states.
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