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Old 03-23-2005, 02:03 PM   #346
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Have you played around with stepcharging? Curious as to if this is really all everyone claims it to be or if it is just another gimick.

Will it also work with the new cells?

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Old 03-26-2005, 05:42 PM   #347
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Sorry for the late response .

xlgraphicspro- As far as I know there are no plans on making carpet compounds.

crash - I have not had a chance to play around with step charging. With the little playing I have done , it really on seems to give a little better run time . Not enough time on the new cells yet.
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Vegas... 18 days and counting. I got your message, been busy.. I'll give you a call later.
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Ron,

Have you played around with stepcharging? Curious as to if this is really all everyone claims it to be or if it is just another gimick.

Will it also work with the new cells?

Later,
Crash, I use the Record Breaker charger, and I really like the step charging. I also have a Pulsar Competition 2. I've used both on teh same battery and to be honest I can't tell a difference on the track, however, there are other benefits beyond laptimes.

-First of all is the temp sensor. I love the temp sensor. I have one profile that has a realatively high delta peak so it usually hits the temp peak first to make sure a pack is warm enough.

Second, like Ron said, the ability to pull back the amps near the end of the charge aloows the cells to come up to temperature slower and more evenly which seems to give the pack a few extra seconds of runtime.

Third is the overall charge time. My favorite profile goes like this- 1st 800mah 6A rate (brings the pack up from deadshort w/o hammering it). 2nd 2200mah 7.5A rate. (puts the punch in it), post 3200mah- backs off to 5A rate to give the pack a chance to even out and come up to peak slower allowing more energy to be absorbed and less aprupt temperature spike in the cell.

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Old 03-27-2005, 09:15 AM   #350
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Thanks guys, I just got a couple the new CE Pitbulls so I am anxious to give step charging a shot.

Can't wait for the new cells to get here, hopefully tomorrow.

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BigDog - Thanks for your input. Did you fond the 950's for me.

Bobby - Helloooo , lol
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yea I found them Ron. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...11196&tc=photo


Before you get too happy about them, I have some stuff along those lines in the works right now.

Call me tomorrow afternoon. Have an appointment in the morning til about noon.
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Ron,

I couldn't stand it anymore...now I am going too. I begged my kid for a spot on the floor! I am so sick of this crapy weather in Michigan and am even more sick of racing electric cars.

See you there.

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Ted , that is awsome can't wait . Although we have great weather our only track (3 hours away) is doing repairs . I am glad to see that you will be there are you racing?
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767 brushes are now back in stock , $1.75 per pair or 14.95 for 10 pair.

We are also now stocking Skyline products . Pipes and parts for the V-one RRR
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Ron,

Ran my new batts for the first time Saturday night, oh boy was I impressed. I hear they only get better after a couple more runs. True or false?

Looking forward to getting some more!

Thanks,
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Man, do I have bad timing or what? Every time I get ready to order some Kinetix packs, they're gone to a race!

I know I can put it in before they get back, but I'd just like to know someones there to get the order out as soon as I put it in.

So hurry up and get back guys!
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Ron,

Ran my new batts for the first time Saturday night, oh boy was I impressed. I hear they only get better after a couple more runs. True or false?

Looking forward to getting some more!

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Question:

I know of IB3600's. Who is making the 3700 and 3800's?

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I know of IB3600's. Who is making the 3700 and 3800's?

And are they all good performers?

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