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Old 03-24-2005, 04:51 AM   #61
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What settings do you recommend then for charging?

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I'm unfortunately unfamiliar with the MuchMore chargers, but for the Pulsar you can see MrC's advise below. Just make sure the battery reaches the required temperature (adjust peak setting accordingly).
Charge current of 5-6A will be fine.
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So I'll try charging at 5.5 with 10mv and 52o temperature.

My charger has the option of charging with steps.

Any ideas if that will help the batteries perform better and what steps do you recommend?


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I found that linear charging is the better choice for these batteries.

With step charging you mainly avoid heating the batteries. Since with this cells heat is a positive effect I would sugest constant, linear current.

Maybe in the summer when we have 35+°C step charging might be a good option..
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I found that linear charging is the better choice for these batteries.

With step charging you mainly avoid heating the batteries. Since with this cells heat is a positive effect I would sugest constant, linear current.

Maybe in the summer when we have 35+°C step charging might be a good option..
Sounds like you would want to use step charging to heat them up!
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Old 03-24-2005, 06:37 AM   #66
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Didnīt I just say that step charging does NOT heat the batteries! During the middle period of 0.2Amp charge rate the battery cools down and when it reaches full charge at the end of the third period it is just warm, not hot.

I think I confused you even more now, but anyway, I tried to explain.
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we just got some new VTECs (thought we'd try them out..heard good things about them)

the voltage seems good along with the runtime but where does it state the IR...is it where it says '14' and '15'? if so then thats got to mean 1.4/1.5.....i very much doubt 1 cell has got 15ohm's resistance.
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I believe it is for the whole 6 cells. Thus 15 / 6 = 2.5per cell.
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thats what i thought but some cells in the same pack say 14...some say 15
i might email nosram just to check it out
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Any word on whether they will be roar legal? After reading though the thread the cells seem very promising.
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i got an email back from nosram later saying that 14/15 has nothing to do with IR...its just internal numbers for the factory (i guess its just how they organise the batts)

i'm going to get my dad to measure the IR this weekend..see how they compare to promatch 3300's (nosram/LRP claim they have super low IR )
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