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Turbo 35gfx versus BL Stealth...any differences?

Old 09-30-2004, 01:04 PM
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Besides some changes to motor output amps and some other stuff.. does it charge any differently? Does it offer anything else in the way of a new charge program ?

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Old 09-30-2004, 01:14 PM
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I went from a 35 bl stealth to the gfx.........Other than the motor run feature and the graphs its the same . If i had it to do over i would have put the money somewhere else. Aside from the cool factor its the same.
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I just spoke with CE... they pretty much said the GFX has a lot of addons but the type of charge is still a constant current linear charge. So by buying the GFX you are getting features but aren't changing the way your batts get charged.

Very nice people to speak with on the phone.

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GFX35 has a newer charger firmware than the BL. If you already have a BL or planning on getting a used BL, you can send it into CEI for a firmware upgrade. The upgrade is $25 + shipping.

Some BLs have an upper limit of 3800MaH. There is also a bug when cycling depending on the version of the firmware you are using. Mostly that is a problem if you are using Sanyo 3600s or some really, really good GP3300s.

I believe that GFX35 is also a little more accurate and the menu layout is easier to work with. There are also a few more options while charging and the ability to change settings during the charge.

If you need more details, send an "Jim Bailey" <[email protected]>

I sent him a few emails and talked to him on the phone before I decided to purchase the GFX over the BL.

As an FYI for those that may not know, older T30 & T35s with firmware v4.5 or less, have a 3000MaH or 3800MaH upper limit which is calculated like this:

Divide the charge time by 3600 to convert to hours, then multiply that number by the charge rate converted to milliamps ex. 5 amps = 5000 ma.

Which means that you would need to repeak to get a good initial first charge.
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Very good info..

that is exactly who I just got off the phone with.

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yeah, you can't see the GFX display in the sunlight!!
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GFX will also cahrge and discharge 8 cells, BL only 7
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CE has great service!

yes, the GFX display is VERY hard to see in sunlight....

Higher amp motor run is nice, as is the real time charging info.



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Old 09-30-2004, 09:56 PM
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Adjust the contrast on the display. It helps a little. The other option is to just hold your hand over the display to block the light.

For a chart showing the differences between the chargers, you can look here: Turbo 35 GFX Review

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CE offers a "yellow with black letters" screen now... I had one installed in one of my GFX's and I feel its much easier to read out doors.... I kinda like it better indoors also
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