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Old 04-16-2004, 11:41 AM   #151
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it is V6. Brand spankin new.. I assuem I will figure it out.. Not sure how to eve nsave the presets once you get your info for your batteries setup. thanks for the post. I will keep messing with it over the weekend to test...
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Old 04-16-2004, 12:13 PM   #152
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It's quite a straightforward charger to use once you realise that the manual makes it seem way more complicated than necessary!
Well spoken, it's one of the worst manuals I've seen in a long time...
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Old 04-16-2004, 12:17 PM   #153
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I've been playing with the boosting charge. My biggest limitation in RC, is tracktime. So I use to charge my oldest practise pack from home. I've tried charging, transportation and then re-peak an hour later. Compared to this, I get better results with charging and after 2 hours do the boost thing. But nothing beat a full charge just before race

I'm not sure how this affect pack lifetime, so I only do it on my older packs.
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Thats good that the boosting actually works well, but do you think it might damage some packs?

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Old 04-16-2004, 12:50 PM   #155
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Thats good that the boosting actually works well, but do you think it might damage some packs?

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dont know, time will show.... It's partial discharging and charging...
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Yeah, which is similar to a "Pulse" charge, which isn't good for NIMH batteries.
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Babylou - the "Battery Info" settings are automatically set once you've gone through them all - no need to "save" them.

Maybe I'll draw up a more straightforward manual...

Etzkev - the CDC's "Boost" charge is not a "pulse charge". It just discharges for a short-time before going to a linear peak charge. No reason why it would damage batteries - just don't use it on a warm pack - you'll risk overheating it.
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Babylou - the "Battery Info" settings are automatically set once you've gone through them all - no need to "save" them.

Maybe I'll draw up a more straightforward manual...

Etzkev - the CDC's "Boost" charge is not a "pulse charge". It just discharges for a short-time before going to a linear peak charge. No reason why it would damage batteries - just don't use it on a warm pack - you'll risk overheating it.
Oh, I thought Cole was saying that it repeatedly discharges then charges. But yeah, that isn't a pulse charge and I couldn't see how it would hurt the batts.

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When do you need to cycle a battery? Is there any reason besides from it having a memory effect?
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What's the difference between RC3300HV and GP3300 batteries?
Which one is better?
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What's the difference between RC3300HV and GP3300 batteries?
Which one is better?
Brands...

From what I've been told, GP are both better and cheaper. I'm running GP and are very satisfied. Havent tried Sanyo....
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When do you need to cycle a battery? Is there any reason besides from it having a memory effect?
If you take proper care of your cells and you use then regularly, you dont really need cycling.

Cycling can "wake up" older cells or cells that have been stored for a long, long time... But it's the same as do a full charge and then race them... Except you dont have to be bored with tired cells on the track...

One reason could be to check numbers on the discharger.

Just remember, that packs have a certain lifetime. So for each cycle, you have one less on the track.
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THe charger just takes time to learn.. So far so good with everything... Thanks for the tips.....
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THe charger just takes time to learn.. So far so good with everything... Thanks for the tips.....
So you just got this charger? What do you think of it? I find it's THE charger with best value for money.
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So far it is pretty nice. I have only charged a few batteries with it. I had a 2400 Nicd battery that would not charge on my Intellipeak charge.. It would maybe run for a min.. And this battery was practically brand new... I cycled it once on this charger and it ran for about 6 min just messing out in the street... last night I charged up some NiMH batteries I just bought.. I used the partial charge just to charge them up 50% for storing.. Not sure when I will use them next.. But it has alittle readying telling you how much it charge the batter up to.. the display is 1650mah.. which is 50% of the battery capacity...

It is a bit confusing at first.. still trying different things with it.. For the $160 it is pretty good... I think the options are much better then the LRP competition.. But that model as well has other features I wish that was on this Integy model such as running a lathe... Now I have to look at maybe getting the Indi dyno (ANother $100) to run the lathe.. but also tests the motor as well... Lathe is on order.. bought the Integy Super lathe(??) .. I have borrowed the indi dyno from a fellow racer to test...

So far, looks to be like a good setup and by the time next season starts I hope to be a pro.... :-)
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