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Old 05-09-2004, 08:52 PM
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i've heard @ my LHS that the manager there just put in a order new 3600 & 4000 maH cells
has anyone else heard about these supposedly new cells?
i don't remember who they said was coming out with them, but orion seems to ring a bell

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Old 05-09-2004, 09:02 PM
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yes they have them at trinity already.. no news on performance yet......
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so far announced are only 3600 from trinity and orion. no 4000
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Old 05-09-2004, 10:07 PM
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From what I heard is the 3300 still is the better batteries than 3600 and also the 3300 are cheaper
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Old 05-09-2004, 11:01 PM
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Just like ova said the 3300's are proven. They are well priced and are very good high quality cells. Sanyo is making the 3600's and Sanyo's previous 3300 black label cells did not give nearly the results of the Gp 3300's. I wouldnt doubt if the new 3600's are just slightly better than the 3300's.
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Old 05-09-2004, 11:15 PM
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Default anyone tested these yet?...

Orion and Trinity 3600 have been available for a while now, its hard to believe no one has any feedback on theses cells yet. How do they compare to the 3300 GP's? Please post comparisons...thanks

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what's so great about 3600 or even 4000 mAh?

I'm running 8000 mAh baby...Lithium Polymer Thunder Power batteries:

and NO, they don't cause fires if you charge and use them properly...
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what's the point of having these batteries when the motors can't handle the 5 min we run them at now. I say leave the batteries at 3300 and go to work on better motors.
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Old 05-09-2004, 11:49 PM
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That's why everyone will be running brushless in a couple of years.
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Old 05-10-2004, 12:05 AM
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I don't know where you get the trinity 3600 are available yet.....they don't even have them yet, just a few samples. I just talked to Bill Martini head of OEM sales on friday. They don't expect them until June....

Some samples were obtained about a month back by another company and they claimed the voltage was still lower than the GPs with 430-440 runtime....

There is no 4000 mah NIMH that I am aware of.

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i belive the add says trinity ... it doent say trinity recieved some samples/.... the way it sounded was they have them...
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Originally posted by micros_rock
That's why everyone will be running brushless in a couple of years.
true but someone will have to make some pretty good brushless motors. not like those novaks.
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Originally posted by micros_rock
That's why everyone will be running brushless in a couple of years.
ahhh, but see, with brushless we could all go back to 2000mah, and still make 5 min. So, yes, STLNLST is correct, they need to work on better motors that will last longer, and take good use of all of the energy in the batteries.
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Old 05-10-2004, 08:51 AM
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Orion and GM-Racing does have them here but the point is nobody used them at the Nationals two weeks ago. Everybody was using the GP3300.
We donīt need to have new cells to be approved before using them at races but when nobody is using them currently you donīt have to care about them.
Maybe itīs the same as everytime a new cell appears. The very first batch isnīt that good. Maybe needs some time for showing an advantage to the current cells.
But time will tell if Sanyo is able for putting in the same performance as they had in the past or if GP will be the #1 as currently.
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I got some GP 3600s, actually like 3900s, they charge up that high all the time even with dead shorting

I personally would like to see more durability advances with the cells.
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