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Old 03-25-2004, 07:24 AM   #31
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It do have four user selectable charge modes: Normal, partial, fuzzy logic (discharge followed by a normal charge) and boosting. The last one is for packs which is fully charged, but has cooled down. A short (partial) discharge, followed by a normal charge until peak, warm up the pack again. This aint programmable, when its' about amount of discharge, discharge rate and charge rate. I believe the charger have a pre-defined program, which is adjusted to the user-choosen capacity.

Pricing? Import duties and exchange rates ! I'm in europe, which probably help LRP, while making the Eagle more expensive due to import duties. The Pulsar cost 1.800 DKR, which equals 286 USD. But the exchange rate for USD is in our advance for the moment, at least when we buy US products
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Old 03-25-2004, 08:21 AM   #32
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By the way, the manual can be found here .
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Re: 4-cell packs - the charger is limited in the charge rate for lower numbers of cells.

4-cells will charge at a maximum of 4.7A!
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Re: 4-cell packs - the charger is limited in the charge rate for lower numbers of cells.

4-cells will charge at a maximum of 4.7A!
Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-25-2004, 12:03 PM   #35
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I race oval and charge 4 cell packs all the time. If you have the Eagle power supply, you can lower the charger's input voltage to 10.2V to 10.4V and charge 4 cell pack at high current (6A+). The 4.5A or 5A current limit only appears if the input voltage is higher. The unit can charge up to 16V or 17V even with a 10V input, it seems to have a step-up circuit built-in.
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Thanks for all your help guys! This is really a nice charger. Now I am surely going to get it.

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Old 03-25-2004, 11:51 PM   #37
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RickyIS3000; This is definately good news. Because my modified computer power supply deliver 11,6-11,7 volt, when there's a load. So I was a little worried if I had to upgrade to something with a better voltage output, when I need to charge 8 cells packs...

Ricky and sosidge; Where do you guys have this info from, is it simply experience?
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Experience... and the manual! The charge limits are mentioned in an addenda.
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Old 03-26-2004, 04:27 AM   #39
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Sounds good about the manual - the one I've downloaded is in a bad quality regarding view. My charger should arrive by post today or maybe tomorrow, I look forward to it
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Cole, I hear ya on the manual.....

Once you use the charger a couple times, it is easy to use from then on out....
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Old 03-26-2004, 04:57 AM   #41
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The most annoying about the downloaded manual, is the graphics quality, so it's hard to read. It's probably alright, if you got a US paper format printer, but with european paper sizes, it will be resized with bad graphics quality as a result. So I look forward to get the real manual...

But the way the manual is structured aint too good either - that much I can see...
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Old 03-29-2004, 03:37 AM   #42
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Charger has arrived, yeeeha

Sosidge, I cant find the part with the limitations in the manual. Is there different versions?

I've also noticed that the charger wont start charging, if the voltage is too low. Do it calculate the proper minimum voltage based on how many cells is entered?
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Sounds like they screwed with the v6 series of chargers too much. The v5's will charge from completely dumped. Just hook up two 6 cell packs + to + and - to - and charge them for a few seconds and it should bring the voltage up enough to charge them seperately.
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I love the CDC so much, the best part of the charger is it's 20A discharge with information, this let you know your battery's actual discharge condition, there no other charger can do at this price, I use it to match my battery for practice and it did so close to matched brand cell.
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Sounds like they screwed with the v6 series of chargers too much. The v5's will charge from completely dumped. Just hook up two 6 cell packs + to + and - to - and charge them for a few seconds and it should bring the voltage up enough to charge them seperately.
Naahhh, I dont think they screwed up... The charger try to put in a charge of 0,11 amps for a couple of minutes, and if the pack voltage aint raised at that point, there comes a message that says something like: Error, voltage too low. Please note, I've only seen this message with old (abused!) packs, which have been stored discharged for several weeks.

I boost these packs with a PS I have; 7,2 volt and 1 amp for a few seconds.

Overall, I really like this charger. RRanger said it good. And in general the features are good and as sosidge said, it charges almost any pack and it never false peaks. Even not on very abused packs... The fans are noisy though and the beep tones are very high. It would be nice if the tones could be shut of.
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