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Old 03-31-2004, 09:26 PM   #1
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Im not sure if there is already a thread on Fusion batteries but I just want some opinions about the battery from ppl who use them.
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Old 03-31-2004, 09:28 PM   #2
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I have Fusion batteries but haven't run them yet. It's going to be my battery of choice so, I'm curious to hear some response from users as well.
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i haven't run them but saw them in person...those battery bars are definately in a class of its own
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They are awesome! Lots-o-punch.
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Old 03-31-2004, 09:43 PM   #5
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i have ran them. @ the snowbirds I had a 1.17 pack which according to them should run like a 1.19. well it ran ok nothin special. i also don't like the fact that they dont shrink wrap there cells. if you tape your stuff in then off with the labels.

i also have a pack of 1.165's that I have run some of my fastest lap times with on asphalt. but that isn't because they provide alot of punch. they actually don't have alot so I am able to ripp on the throttle and not spin the tires.
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Old 03-31-2004, 09:52 PM   #6
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Eh, "not so Super Dave"..
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I bought what was supposed to be their highest end pack...1.170+...supposed to run like 1.190's. Paid something like $80.00 off the website...figured I'd try one pack.
I received it in the mail and the pack was a 1.168 and not a 1.170+ like I ordered. Cycled the pack to the same specs as I cycle all my packs (GFX Charger) and it measured 10 degrees hotter at the battery bars (guess they do work) but over 5 degrees hotter on the cell itself according to my temp gun. And the numbers were not even close to those on the label! Not good so far.
When I ran the pack, it was really nothing special. Actually I have much better practice packs. I would buy some SMC's, Fantom, Fuku, or Team Orion packs instead...I have never had a bad pack of any of these and thet are much cheaper to buy.
Personally, I will never buy another pack of these cells. I could understand that this pack performed poorly becuase it was just a bad pack and would consider buying somemore just to try them, but at $80.00 a pack, no thanks. Besides several people at my track have bought them and have had the same results as me.
I would look somewhere else for batteries.
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I bought what was supposed to be their highest end pack...1.170+...supposed to run like 1.190's. Paid something like $80.00 off the website...figured I'd try one pack.
I received it in the mail and the pack was a 1.168 and not a 1.170+ like I ordered. Cycled the pack to the same specs as I cycle all my packs (GFX Charger) and it measured 10 degrees hotter at the battery bars (guess they do work) but over 5 degrees hotter on the cell itself according to my temp gun. And the numbers were not even close to those on the label! Not good so far.
When I ran the pack, it was really nothing special. Actually I have much better practice packs. I would buy some SMC's, Fantom, Fuku, or Team Orion packs instead...I have never had a bad pack of any of these and thet are much cheaper to buy.
Personally, I will never buy another pack of these cells. I could understand that this pack performed poorly becuase it was just a bad pack and would consider buying somemore just to try them, but at $80.00 a pack, no thanks. Besides several people at my track have bought them and have had the same results as me.
I would look somewhere else for batteries.
Sure they have a hyped product but who doesn't... though with matchers, i tend to stick with the small matchers as they have always come through for me. No gimmicks, just good deals on good packs.

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I have been using Fusion Batteries since they have first been available, first thing i noticed was the punch in the pack. Also, they seem to not get as hot in the car, they definately get warm but not like the packs i assemble. Just cycled some packs that i have had since early december and have run the piss outta them, offroad, sedan stock and 19t. To my surprise the numbers are still really good 1.17 as a pack and great IR considering the abuse. My other packs from different matchers are only good for practice now!!! They are just a few weeks older and have less runs.
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How long ago was this that you had these experiences, koabich? Recently they got new processing systems and I would bet the packs are better now. I know the ones I ran at the nats had a lot of punch.
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How long ago was this that you had these experiences, koabich? Recently they got new processing systems and I would bet the packs are better now. I know the ones I ran at the nats had a lot of punch.
my friend brian mcgreevy runs those packs and hes very happy, i run for pro match and im very happy with my packs, but if there is a problem just call the company you bought them from and they should do the right thing, like my sponsors, i had a slight problem with run time so i contacted my sponsor and they did the right thing for me. thanx to jeff rowe at promatch, he took my slightly used packs and replaced them at no charge. thanx again.

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Old 03-31-2004, 10:46 PM   #12
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There isnt any hype involved in the batteries, they are zapped and matched just like every other brand out there. Also, they have some patent pending features that make perfect sense, like the assembly process and the heatsink bars. If it was hype, then other companies wouldnt be taking notice the way they have.
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I'm inclined to agree.

If there are a couple people out there who've had problems with the batteries then it must be an anomalie (sp?).

If the Us government uses their batteries (mars rovers) then they can't be that bad. I'm assuming they're as good as any other battery maker and that their process is better than the rest.

The bars seems like an obvious advantage since the batteries heat up. And if they heat their batts for a shorter period of time, how could that possibly hurt?

I'm only assuming that the Gov uses their batts, since they'd have to have HUGE BALLS to imply that and not actually be helping the Gov.
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I don't think they supply NASA with batteries.

The claim is that NASA use the same soldering process to manufacture battery packs for their own projects.
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How long ago was this that you had these experiences, koabich? Recently they got new processing systems and I would bet the packs are better now. I know the ones I ran at the nats had a lot of punch.
The pack I have is about 2 months old. The one thing I did notice is they labeled the pack differently than the other Fusion packs I have seen. They cells were labeled with not the individual cell numbers like we are all used too. Each cell was labeled with the numbers of the pack. For example the label on each cell was identical...voltage 7.008...seconds 360....ect.
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