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Old 12-22-2009, 12:46 PM   #106
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Please tell me how to stop the charge manually on the charger below which gave me a charge of 8.41 and 8.42 at the Halloween Classic (as well as 8.37)

oh thats easy, attach a voltmeter and watch it. then unplug it when its time.
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So what x-ray machine are you using to see that your electrodes are getting plated with lithium ions. You realize the plastic case on your pack you're "looking" at isn't actually part of the battery, right?

And anybody that spends $400 on a LiPo charger that can't have its firmware updated by the end user, or doesn't have a variable cutoff should probably reflect on why you'd do something so foolish when there's $30 chargers available that do exactly the same thing, but with more features like balancing, and at 1/100th of the size.
suggest a cheaper one that discharges at 35 amps and i'll go buy it.
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So had 2 charger can set charge more 0.4v to get more punch !
ICharger 206B +-0.01 - 0.1 per cell setup !
MUCH MORE Legend
sorry you don't get more punch! with that 0.04 no load volatage.

you don't.
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oh thats easy, attach a voltmeter and watch it. then unplug it when its time.
Is Adam going to mind me borrowing his voltmeter for 60 minutes at a time while it charges?
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LiFe batteries are looking more and more attractive.
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Is Adam going to mind me borrowing his voltmeter for 60 minutes at a time while it charges?
i know you already have a $180.00 fluke meter,,, come on don't lie
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suggest a cheaper one that discharges at 35 amps and i'll go buy it.
why do you discharge your lipos?
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Please tell me how to stop the charge manually on the charger below which gave me a charge of 8.41 and 8.42 at the Halloween Classic (as well as 8.37)
It sounds like what is being suggested is that you could use their meter to check the battery before hand, and if necessary, run the motor using your radio to use up any excess voltage.
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i know you already have a $180.00 fluke meter,,, come on don't lie
I gotta be honest, I didn't know what a fluke meter was until I googled it as a result of this thread. Obviously by my charger choice I go for simplier and less complicated. Though the muchmore legend is looking really nice!
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I gotta be honest, I didn't know what a fluke meter was until I googled it as a result of this thread. Obviously by my charger choice I go for simplier and less complicated. Though the muchmore legend is looking really nice!
You can buy a volt meter at radioshack for like a dollar... pull the plugs when you get to 8.4 exactly. Then, check your voltage on the track volt meter to see if there is a difference. If there is, you know exactly when to pull the plug, either a little early, right at 8.4, or a little late. It aint rocket science
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Four HUNDREDTHS of a volt?

Seriously?

Not four volts, not four tenths of a volt, but FOUR HUNDREDTHS of a VOLT?

We really needed rule/clarification/update for FOUR HUNDREDTHS of a VOLT?

Thank goodness my MRC 989 SuperBrain reads .05 volts higher than actual and shuts off the charge cycle early.

WAIT, wait a second.... I have a $20 Auto Zone multimeter, maybe THAT reads .05 volts low....

Crap. How much are those high-quality multimeters again?

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The only thing this thread is missing is someone suggesting that mod is the answer, someone telling us this is why nitro on-road is better, and someone responding to Matt Howard's predictable post about how off-road is better reminding him about needing a new set of tires every run. Did I miss anything? We should create a bingo card for RC Tech on-road threads.

We're in a downward spiral of self-parody. See you jokers at the bottom.
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Harbor freight has a digital meter on sale for $3.99. Seems like you'd point the wheel to the DCV 20 setting. Maybe 200, I forget, my auto ranging meter spoiled me.
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The only thing this thread is missing is someone suggesting that mod is the answer, someone telling us this is why nitro on-road is better, and someone responding to Matt Howard's predictable post about how off-road is better reminding him about needing a new set of tires every run. Did I miss anything?

We're in a downward spiral of self-parody. See you jokers at the bottom.
Hmmm not sure it's all been covered yet...

I'm not sure if someone mentioned that having .04 less volts will slow down spec racing.

Or that the Black Diamond creates and extra .04 volts that's that's why is so fast and should be banned.


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