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Old 03-20-2005, 03:38 PM   #91
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You rate the device highly?
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Old 03-20-2005, 04:03 PM   #92
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Yep
think it`s a good gadget to have
if you run stock class ,which is very popular over in the uk, it will take quite awhile to discharge your cells

ie; when i race i only use (roughly) about just under 1800 mahs
(been doing stock a long time so i know)
so you have around half the capacity to discharge

can`t wait for the next gadgetron device to come out (charger)
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Where did you get yours from Colin
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1800? that all.

At club level im ususally taking out around 2100-2200...at the BIWS i was taking out around 2350 with a stock i thought that was about normal

I think i may need to rethink my gearing
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Old 03-21-2005, 12:30 AM   #95
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got mine from Martin @ pollhill (modelworld)

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i proberly go much faster then you
it is only guide to say the spintech will take a age to discharge a packafter a stock(27t) race
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:06 AM   #96
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Any word on U.S. distribution yet?
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Old 03-21-2005, 11:40 AM   #97
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saga
got mine from Martin @ pollhill (modelworld)

raving/monkey
i proberly go much faster then you
it is only guide to say the spintech will take a age to discharge a packafter a stock(27t) race
Well obviously your going to go faster than me...because your better.

i think when i have a spare 75 i will have to get myself one of these....can't wait till july when i can start working
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Old 03-22-2005, 07:56 AM   #98
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Hugo:
The rayspeed device is a low-current discharger, like the novak smarttray and others. I would not advise using it for other than equalizing purpose. Use the Spintec Battery Manager to discharge your pack after racing (with its 35 amp blocks), after that you can equalize your cells on a tray once in a while.

Regarding the Individuall Cell Charger, yes it will have a form of step-charging. As the firmware is user-updateable (free download from website) we can easily make upgrades available once a new technology comes out. I think step-charging certainly gives you more options to control the charging- and heat build up process. If it really transfers to quicker laptimes: ???? I don't know!

kartermdb:
The I.C.C. will detect a low-voltage situation and will advise you to use a low current to get the pack started again. But as said above: if somebody has a better idea, we will make new firmware available for it!

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SOON!
Probably early May, but can't promise a thing...

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We're working on US distribution... it takes a bit longer as expected but will be set up very soon!
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Old 03-22-2005, 08:51 AM   #99
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Any ETA for ICC? Maximum discharge rate at? 30A?
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Old 03-24-2005, 06:01 AM   #100
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Sorry ttso, there is not yet any more specific info on the I.C.C. Everything is on the website here .

If there is any news, I will let you know!
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Old 04-01-2005, 07:10 AM   #101
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Hi Erik,

First of all thank you for the fast delivery of the units. They arrived when I
was on vacation and everything went very smooth and fast.

I've tried the unit and I have to say I'm truly impressed.

I'm the kind of guy that tried everything from zappers to black magic (LOL) with
batteries and the results were most of the times negligible.

I made the following test:

2 packs
1 with 1 year and a lot of runs
1 with 3 months with less than 10 runs


On a normal charge pack 1 will accept around 3300-3400 mAh and discharged at 30
Linear has a AV of around 1.169 and 350 Sec run time (not good)

Pack 2 will accept 3500-3600 and will peak lower. At 30 has an AV of 1.175 and
around 370 sec runtime.

The values are from a CE T35 GFX

I took all the residual charge from them with the BM. Pack 1 was really
unbalanced and was further equalized with a NOSRAM Board Discharger

Pack 2 was very well balanced and was on the board only for a few minutes.


Charge with Cell Master at 6A 70Mv Peak
Pack 1 - 3500 - Peak 9.27 - Final Temp 56C
Pack 2 - 3580 - Peak 9.21 - Final Temp 48C

Discharge with BM
They both delivered around 3500 Mah and Run time of 390 or very similar
However IR in pack 1 measures 60 and pack 2 measures 40

Charge with Cell Master at 6A 70Mv Peak
Pack 1 - 3780 - Peak 9.17 - Final Temp 46C
Pack 2 - 3870 - Peak 9.07 - Final Temp 42C

I'm still waiting for the values of discharge to check if IR has come down but
judging from the Peak Voltage and final temperature I have no doubt that it
happened.
From my experience these packs are both punchier than they were before. I just
have to confirm this.

To cut a long story short. Until now, no other battery care routine yielded
these results. Zapping, discharging, dead shorting etc etc never improved the
packs significantly.

This is a truly well designed and engineered product.

Thanks
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Been patiently waiting for the US distribution, but if any of the overseas users have a source that will ship to the US please let me know.

I've got 4 packs that are getting flat after about 6 months of use and only taking 3100mA of charge (after being discharged/equalized), and I'm curious if they can be given a new life.

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Old 04-01-2005, 10:19 AM   #103
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You can get them from RCmodel in Hong Kong for $98 and about $7 shipping.
It is listed on there opening page near the bottom
Click here for their site
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:04 PM   #104
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You can get them from RCmodel in Hong Kong for $98 and about $7 shipping.
It is listed on there opening page near the bottom
Click here for their site
Has anyone here dealt with this hobby shop before and about how long would it take to ship to the US??
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:20 PM   #105
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I have ordered from them a couple of times. Both times I had my items in about 7 days. No problems at all.
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