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Old 06-12-2002, 02:33 PM   #16
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Everybody has the best system. Or at least their system is better than everyone elses.
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Old 06-12-2002, 02:39 PM   #17
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Your probably starting so see by now that there is now "right" or "definite" answer involving batteries. Even going by the numbers, as JeffC suggest, is difficult. I believe that some companies, like Integy use a different system than most to come up with their numbers on their cells. I don't understand it all that well, so don't ask!

For me, I usually get a new pack(or two) of the most modern cells at the start of every season(in this case 3000HV's). The lowest cost, matched cells, are usually what catches my eye! I like matched cells, but I'm not into high cost packs either!
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Old 06-12-2002, 04:49 PM   #18
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I have 2 packs of the reedy extremes and also a pack of SMC HV's, i cant tell the difference between them. i think all the top matchers cells are decent.
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Old 06-12-2002, 05:25 PM   #19
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The most important thing when you are comparing numbers from different battery matchers is to make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Most of the matchers use a 30A discharge rate and a .90V/cell cutoff. Some use a 20A discharge rate, some use a .85V/cell cutoff, etc. If the discharge rate is 20A, it makes the voltage look higher than a battery discharged at 30A. You might see 1.17V batteries that are discharged at 20A, but you will almost never see that at 30A discharge rate.

The point is to make sure you read the label when comparing batteries sold by different brands. If you want more details, check out SMC's webpage. They do a pretty good job of explaining the facts without adding a bunch of maketting crap into their explaination.

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Go with reedy they will get you threw your main
Heck, I can make it through a 5min. main in stock(p2k, mvp)with 1700's. (Matched by MAXTEC)
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Old 06-12-2002, 06:39 PM   #21
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psycho: way to help out. Thats the kind of thing I would have said if I knew anything about how companies match cells!
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Darkseid: LOLS. Next time you offer advice I'll be wary of you. Even I knew they had different types of charging.
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Old 06-12-2002, 08:02 PM   #23
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Dude, just go with orion ones, they are about 15 bucks cheaper and they will be just as good. All the top cells of most matchers (Trinity, Orion, Reedy, SMC, Pro-Match, GM, Fantom etc) are basically the same.

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Old 06-13-2002, 12:05 AM   #24
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oh definately make sure that if you're comparing numbers they're all at 30amps, or 20amps or whatever. Most companies do 30, I'm not sure who does 20 (GM I think, not sure who else), and Trinity has both 20amp and 30amp on their cells. Didn't Orion used to do 27 or something for awhile?
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i always buy integy and have never been dissapointed. speedtech sells these for much less then a trinity or reedy pack.
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Most of the companies basically use the same matcher, Turbomacher 4. The only real difference is the way that they Zap the batteries. If you buy the cell brand new from LHS, and you take it home and use a matcher to test the result. You will be disappointed because you can never get the same number.

The only brand that I will not buy is the GM. I usually get the Orion and Trinity. I prefer Trinity because they are more reputable. This is just my preference.
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Old 06-13-2002, 05:16 AM   #27
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psycho said it the best, they are all basically the same, just read the lables. I have a diversivied collection of cells: 3000HV (SMH), 3000H (Racers Edge), SMH3000 (Pro Match), 3000HV (Peak) and Pana 3000 (Reedy). SMH and pro-match use the same gear turbomatcher and labels are the same. I talked to both Danny (SMH) and Ron (Pro-match) on batteries and chargers. Both are very knowledgeable. I even had Competition Electronics, makers of the turbo 35 and turbomatcher, tell that if anyone knows batteries it is Danny at SMH. Peek has same discharge rate and cutoff on my packs as SMH and Pro-Match. Racers Edge discharges at 25 amps on on my 3000H and Reedy used .85v cutoff not .90v on the Pana 3000 (blue lable). Blue label are the worse cells I have.

Read the labels and ask questions or you will get taken as I did on a few packs. FYI and good luck.
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www.promatchracing.com Jeff is cycling cases of Ultra Metals now. Should be available tomorrow. They have great stuff. If you have not ran his batteries before give them a try!
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hey yall i may b only 14 years old but i have skills, ive mainly depended on reedy 3000 but ive heard of 70 bucks for peak batts that have better numbers, on the other hand i dont think (personaly) that the numbers are acurate after about 5 runs; after that time the power and run time and such are changed. i dono hwt r the best batts i would recomend goin for 3000 tho 4 sho no 1700<dont do that. i wouldnt recomend trinity just cuz i hate them, that is 1 company i wont ever support. i say go with reedy, peak , maybe orion , and smg


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Old 06-14-2002, 02:32 AM   #30
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The most important thing is maintance of the battery. You have to cycle the cells after couple of runs. This is the only way to keep the cell in their peak form.
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