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Old 04-24-2006, 04:39 PM   #856
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I call bullshit on your stated capacity. 5303mah is IMPOSSIBLE on GP3300s.
Baring in mind his internal resistance, it would have taken ages to discharge the pack, the longer it takes, the higher the pack can maintain the higher voltage.

It is possible, I've managed over 5900mah on a pack of 3700's.
It isn't the true capacity becuase the Spintec keeps stopping for the cool down period, each time it does this the voltage recovers slightly.

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Old 04-24-2006, 11:43 PM   #857
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Meaning the Mah figure given by the Battman is useless

As are the rest of the figures, IR depends more on how much the Battman can discharge than the IR of the packs.
The same pack will give different numbers each time.
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Old 04-25-2006, 12:07 AM   #858
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This topic has been discussed in length several times. Basically, don't use the numbers from the Spintec like you would off labels, they are more there for convenience. It will still work and do its job, but you will see the "number" difference off a T35 or something similar.
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Numbers is a way to quantify performance. If the numbers are not reflecting performance, then do not use them.

As long as the BM performs on the track (which it does for me), then that's all that I worry about. (I don't care if the BM tells me my batteries are 100000mAH, as long as I get what I want on a track, I let the other smart people to figure out what exactly is wrong with the numbers.)

The numbers may not be useful compared to other battery systems, but it maybe useful when monitoring the same pack over long period use on the BM.

IMO, This is a great product with good customer support. I just hope the same problem does not arise with the ICC.

Not my aim to flame... just my $0.02
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Numbers is a way to quantify performance. If the numbers are not reflecting performance, then do not use them.

As long as the BM performs on the track (which it does for me), then that's all that I worry about. (I don't care if the BM tells me my batteries are 100000mAH, as long as I get what I want on a track, I let the other smart people to figure out what exactly is wrong with the numbers.)

The numbers may not be useful compared to other battery systems, but it maybe useful when monitoring the same pack over long period use on the BM.

IMO, This is a great product with good customer support. I just hope the same problem does not arise with the ICC.

Not my aim to flame... just my $0.02
I Agree with Rcnewb, the product works well, my old GP packs are better than ever since using the Batman over the last year. The only number I really keep an eye on is the IR, this seems to be the best judge for me on how the packs are doing. IMHO
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Old 04-25-2006, 03:40 PM   #861
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Is the Spintec ICC out yet?

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Is the Spintec ICC out yet?

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Not yet.
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Old 04-26-2006, 03:42 AM   #863
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Is the Spintec ICC out yet?

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Yes it is out, but due to high demand compared to the production capacity there is no stock build up. I heard that Spintec is working om increasing their capacity to be able to deliver outside The Netherlands.
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Yes it is out, but due to high demand compared to the production capacity there is no stock build up. I heard that Spintec is working om increasing their capacity to be able to deliver outside The Netherlands.
Out of interest, is there clearance under the cells for packs that have corally's soldered above the pack using battrey bars?

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This question should be posted on the ICC thread. And I dunno
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This question should be posted on the ICC thread. And I dunno
Sorry, didn't know there was an ICC thread
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hi people! heard some contrasting reports about the use of the spintec with the IB38s. a lot of people reckon it kills them. can't find anything of reference on here (but didn't really look that hard ) wot do you guys think?!
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hi people! heard some contrasting reports about the use of the spintec with the IB38s. a lot of people reckon it kills them. can't find anything of reference on here (but didn't really look that hard ) wot do you guys think?!
The issue with the Spintec and IB's are, the Spintec Batman can/will discharge battery packs down to 1.8 volts or .30 per cell, the problem is some cells could be at .00 and others obviously higher. IB cells should not be taken down to zero, and for that matter probably not below 3.0 volts for the pack or .50 per cell (alot of differing opinions on this number). It is best to use a discharger that can monitor each cell with a preset cutoff. I use the Team Much More CTX-D. This discharger allows you to do a 30 amp pulse discharge similar to the Batmans 35 amp pulse discharge, but you can set the cutoff voltage for each cell. Hope this helps.
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The Battery Manager nicely cuts off at 5.1 volt for the pack. So there is no risk of discharging too deep. Lots of racers report good performance on IB3800 and 4200 packs.

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The Battery Manager nicely cuts of at 0.85 volts per cell, or 5.1 volt for the pack.
how can it cut off at 0.85v per cell? so i think you have to clarify coz its very deceptive.

it does cut off at 5.1v for the pack, though it does NOT mean it cuts off at 0.85 per cell.



IT IS ONLY 0.85 PER CELL AVERAGE OVER THE 6 CELLS
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