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Old 08-04-2004, 12:17 AM   #1
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I have been trying to search through the net for information on 3 phase/stage charging but I can't seem to find much benefits to it.

The chargers that provide this feature are namely the Record Breaker (from Straight, a Japanese brand), Pitbull X3 and recent versions of the Protrak.

Has anyone gotten good results on this method of charging? Are the results tangible on a Turbo35? What are the charge settings that resulted in the performance increase?

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Old 08-04-2004, 02:13 AM   #2
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Old 08-04-2004, 02:29 AM   #3
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I always wanted to try , but never did.Experiences would be great.
Does anybody has a link to the record breaker charger?Heard alot of it,but never saw advertisement.
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Old 08-04-2004, 02:42 AM   #4
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http://www.cna.ne.jp/~straight/

It is in japanese. You might want to use a translator...
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Old 08-04-2004, 03:17 AM   #5
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I am also curious as even the new lrp pulsar 2 has three phase charging. Anyone with these chargers care to give us feedbacks.
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Old 08-04-2004, 03:26 AM   #6
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Does the Pulsar Competition has 3 Stage Charging? I thought the indicator on the left of the display is for indicating the saved profiles?
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Robitronic Expert 2000 also came with these features....
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Old 08-04-2004, 04:09 AM   #8
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Quote:
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Does the Pulsar Competition has 3 Stage Charging? I thought the indicator on the left of the display is for indicating the saved profiles?
Kenneth, check this thread
http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...threadid=40526

Some of us have been doing some snooping around for info on the Pulsar 2.

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Old 08-04-2004, 04:18 AM   #9
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Well.... Check this out too.

I have also been snooping around

http://www.lrp-electronic.de/e/main_frameset_e.htm
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Damn, i need to know if there's 3 phase charging.
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Old 08-04-2004, 05:13 AM   #11
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I've talked to a couple of guys, which have tried the 3-phase charging on the Robitronic Expert

The problem was that the packs didnt had enough punch, so they just used the normal linear charge.

Robitronic says:

Advantages of EXP-3P:

Increased capacity
Increased voltage
Minimized heat build-up
Increased cycle lifetime of your battery packs

I tend to say, that the problem is "Minimized heat build-up", because GP3300 need to be warm/hot enough, to perform well.

Robitronic have made a second-generation 3-phase charger. This actually have 4 phases, in the 4. you have the option of programme a sligth over-charge, to ensure the batts are warm enough.
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Phil at pro-trak has some info on his site here
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Quote:
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Well.... Check this out too.

I have also been snooping around

http://www.lrp-electronic.de/e/main_frameset_e.htm
Oops, I may be mistaken in thinking that the pulsar 2 has 3 phase charging.
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Phil at pro-trak has some info on his site here
Thanks, great info.
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dave should post on here.. he uses the 3 step charging. one of the guys i race with here in socal also uses the 3 step charging. he doesnt buy matched batteries. just regular GP3300 (like the fukuyama brick). he charges at 4amps, then 8amps, then back down to 5amps. believe it or not, he keeps up with rest of the field too.

if the pulsar comp 2 has it, ill definitely purchase that charger. any idea on when it comes out?
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