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Old 06-22-2004, 10:54 PM   #16
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will KNOW for sure which one has less IR and more voltage in different stage of discharge.
My GFX gives me RIR and AIR, real and actual...maybe not at different stages in the discharge but, who cares, as long as it gives you the overall. Either way, if I had $500 to throw away I would try one too
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Of course you can use a voltmeter etc. but it's nice to have all in one package working together. Size is a big issue as I carry too much crap to the track as it is and smaller and lighter is preferable to bulky and heavy.
Yeah! ....we do carry lotsa stuff to da track..... it'll be better if da craps are smaller..... I don't carry my GFX to the tracks either...too bulky......I usually use the CDC 6 at the tracks. Good enough. I do the heavy stuff in my nuclear lab.
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I have the Futaba. The individual cell voltage feature during discharge is very useful as it identifies the bad cell in the pack. It is also useful in the sense that you may FEEL that one pack has more punch than the other but with this charger you will KNOW for sure which one has less IR and more voltage in different stage of discharge.

It does not have the motor run-in feature but it does charge RX/TX pack at the same time as the main battery. The thermo function is also nice as it provides yet another safeguard for overcharging.

I think the GFX is a very good charger and I would not hesitate to get that either. But I really like the individual cell feature and the Futaba is just a heck lot smaller and lighter than the GFX.
I can see where you come from about the individual cell monitoring. I have had a Pro Trak for over a year and love it. It also has individual cell monitoring with a motor run in feature. I also like the upgradability of the Pro Trak. Something for everyone to think about.

I am still a die hard GFX user and will always be. Industry standard is what I like.
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I can see where you come from about the individual cell monitoring. I have had a Pro Trak for over a year and love it. It also has individual cell monitoring with a motor run in feature. I also like the upgradability of the Pro Trak. Something for everyone to think about.

I am still a die hard GFX user and will always be. Industry standard is what I like.
Ya, you may have all the big-money-man toys but you are still slow, HAHAHAAH
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Got it in Taiwan.
Is the charger made in Taiwan ... like the 3PK ?
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I need some help. I'm feeling the urge to by a new charger.
Help me to decide between the:

Futaba CDR5000 or Competition 35 GFX.

Money is not an issue in the decision process.
It is totally up to you and your preference. Everyone has some great information and I know I brought in the Pro Trak which you didn't list. Either one should be fine.
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It is totally up to you and your preference. Everyone has some great information and I know I brought in the Pro Trak which you didn't list. Either one should be fine.
Yeah....It boils down to your preference. If you have tons of money to throw around get all of them !
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Yeah....It boils down to your preference. If you have tons of money to throw around get all of them !
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Is the charger made in Taiwan ... like the 3PK ?
Nope, made in Hong Kong.
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Yeah! ....we do carry lotsa stuff to da track..... it'll be better if da craps are smaller..... I don't carry my GFX to the tracks either...too bulky......I usually use the CDC 6 at the tracks. Good enough. I do the heavy stuff in my nuclear lab.
Wow, you gotta nuclear lab?....darn....I have a Prolux something something.....dunno. It charges batteries and can also discharge them (duH).....I never run out of power before the race ends(Monster HP, TA04,)Using Sanyo/GP 3300. Get almost 6 minutes out of them. Funny though, when discharging them completely (at least I think so) it only chargers to 3000MAH, well my point is.....guess my "inferior" charger aint too bad
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Wow, you gotta nuclear lab?....darn....I have a Prolux something something.....dunno. It charges batteries and can also discharge them (duH).....I never run out of power before the race ends(Monster HP, TA04,)Using Sanyo/GP 3300. Get almost 6 minutes out of them. Funny though, when discharging them completely (at least I think so) it only chargers to 3000MAH, well my point is.....guess my "inferior" charger aint too bad
Yeah ...... my lab has lotsa bells and whistles too !! Perhaps I'll snap a photo of my "lab" and post later.
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