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Old 04-25-2005, 05:06 AM   #166
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Chris Tosolini:
Thanks and good luck with your Battery Manager!

Berger:
Could be that the connection to your pack is not 100% okay. With 35 amps current it is important that the crocodile clips and the cell terminals are clean. Try not to move it while it is discharging. If it is overly sensitive to this, of course something is wrong and you should get a new unit. Please let me know if I can help you ([email protected])

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Yes, the cut-off is 0.85 per cell for the data collection part of the discharge. As you might have noticed, after this the Battery Manager switches to 'maintenance mode'. During this, another discharge process is chosen (lower frequency, different block-shape) and both the voltage and change-of-voltage (speed of voltage drop) are being watched for cut-off point determination. This is all in order to get the most out of the decrystalization conditioning part. No cell will be discharged deeper than 0.7 volt. Also, what Entropy says is correct, voltage drops fast at the end of the discharge.
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Old 04-25-2005, 05:47 AM   #167
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so how's the i.c.c coming along?
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Old 04-26-2005, 10:16 AM   #168
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Erik,

What is the cycle data displayed supposed to compare to in a linear discharge?

I just got bmy batman yesterday and hoked it up to my frist pack but the cycle numbers shown dont look quite right.

I dont have the exaclt numbers infront of me but there were something like:

runtime 360
av 7.34
capaicity 31??
IR 58

my concern is that this pack was a 2400mAh unmatched spec pack and has far less on track runtime and voltage than my conventional race packs that are 35A rated @ like 380+ 6.98-7.02V with ir around 35

What does the energy value represent?

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Old 04-26-2005, 10:38 AM   #169
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Could be that the connection to your pack is not 100% okay. With 35 amps current it is important that the crocodile clips and the cell terminals are clean. Try not to move it while it is discharging. If it is overly sensitive to this, of course something is wrong and you should get a new unit. Please let me know if I can help you ([email protected])
Ive given the contacts a very light sand with some fine paper to make sure there is nothing on them and ill try again tonight. What variables will affect the figures that the spintec gives, ambient temperature etc?
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Can someone from Horizon chime in on how much this is going to retail for in the US. Actual cost not list.

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Old 04-26-2005, 11:17 AM   #171
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Horizon has the map ( sugested street price ) set for $130.-

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Old 04-26-2005, 08:38 PM   #172
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Saw one of these at the track this weekend...Coolest little device I've seen in a while...
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Old 04-26-2005, 08:45 PM   #173
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Originally posted by Erik Jonk No cell will be discharged deeper than 0.7 volt.
so is this discharger safe to use on the new IB3600 cells? I've heard that they should never be taken below 0.9v ??
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Old 04-26-2005, 09:53 PM   #174
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Erik,

I've been using the unit for a couple of weeks now. Simply awesome. My packs are all taking more milliamps now and older packs are coming back to life and taking more milliamps.

Must have item... Nice to see you're dealing with Horizon.
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mtveten:
It's not really possible to compare with conventional 'hard' discharge numbers. The Coolfex 35 amps is much easier on the cells, due to the recovery time. Also because the pack will not get hot, it performs better. That could explain the good numbers.
The energy value is exactly what is says, the energy stored in the pack. Energy is calculated as: current x avg.voltage x time, and is measured in kiloJoules (kJ).

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Did it work?
Lots of things can affect the values: ambient temp, charge current, charge cut-off settings, how many times did you peak it, pack temperature, etc. Especially the Internal Resistance reading is sensetive to this.

bigdog:
Horizon has it on its online shop for 109$ now. Please check your local shop for their pricing.

domo:
Yes, we have heard of very good results on the IB3600 also! Anyone else can confirm this?

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Thanks for your feedback!!
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Did it work?
Lots of things can affect the values: ambient temp, charge current, charge cut-off settings, how many times did you peak it, pack temperature, etc. Especially the Internal Resistance reading is sensetive to this.
It seems to be a bit better yes Erik, i just charge and peak them once and then put them straight onto the spintec, you would want warm just peaked cells for your race which is why i did it like that. How quickly do the crystals that are broken up develop inside the cells? I can hear even almost new packs crackling away.
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I bought the discharger from RC Synergy in Singapore. Great service and received the unit within 7 days from the time I sent Paypal.
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I received mine from RC Synergy today, paid last thursday, excellent fast service.
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What is RC Synergy web site - I can't seem to find it.
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RC Synergy is his screen name. You can PM him
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