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Old 01-20-2005, 10:38 PM   #46
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Were going to release the new IB3600 cell in a few weeks. After track testing this cell has proven to have allot of potential. It's main feature is lower IR and high capacity combined with good average voltage. Best of all it's cheaper than the current cells available.

Were the exclusive distributor for IB cells in North America.
this battery war starting again trying to keep up wth it hurting us peons that like to race and spend our hard earn money to do this hobby, what can the industry do to make it a fun hobby just my though
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Old 01-20-2005, 10:41 PM   #47
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Edited: Sarcasm doesn't work well online.....Danny summed it up nicely in his post....

These batteries look like they may provide more performance and a lower cost per cell than what we are currently using...why is that a bad thing?

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tc3: We will never be able to keep battery manufacturers from improving their product. That is what business is all about trying to make better products.

That being said I understand your point of view. Racers need to understand they don't need to go out and buy new packs just because they are new and different. If someone is in need of new packs then you should try this new cell because it will run well and has a good price. This cell will not obsolete what is currently available. Remember car setup and driving makes for a big part of this hobby/sport.

I'm also kind of tired of hearing people complaining when there is a new cell because how many new tires,motors, cars and hopups have come out since GP3300s have been around ?


The best thing to do is to buy a couple of packs at atime when they start to fell softer get a few more and use the softer ones for practice. That way if a new or improved cell comes out then you only have a couple of packs and can replace them when they start to fell soft.
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Old 01-20-2005, 11:24 PM   #49
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I agree with Danny 100%.

Don't buy 8 packs at a time or whatever...
buy 1 or 2 packs at a time and just replace your main pack every month or two. That way you don't blow a bunch of money all at once and you still have good packs all the time. Ebay off your oldest packs and recoup some of the money.

One thing to point out is that new packs say low 1.17's aren't the TOP numbers, but they usually perform better on the track than 3 month old 1.18 packs.

As for new battery technology... It's great to see some competition it can only make it better for the consumers. Better batteries at lower prices.

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Old 01-21-2005, 09:13 AM   #51
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Here is a better looking picture of the IB3600.
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wow-look at all that capacity and a nice low IR number to boot.
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On our equipment we will not see those kind of numbers but then again we don't overcharge our cells to get them to have maximum capacity and voltage.
Danny,

Are you meaning that the peak sensitivity set to match this cell ( http://www.e-seiki.co.jp/dyna/index5.html ) is too high??
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Ray: Believe it or not 2.3 is actually the highest IR cell we will sell. The majority are 2.0-2.2.


I hope to have the spec range of our packs later today. Today is the first day of final cycle on our first shipment.
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It has been my experience with NiMh cells that you shouldn't get them to overcharge to much. This will usually inflate the capacity numbers and make the voltage and IR look better.

We use a method that doesn't overcharge the cells.
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wow more mah and lower ir!!! This should be cool .... My only problem is, is there going to be anyone else that will stock them???? Stormer always takes a year and a day to get my stuff sent out!!!!
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Here are the specs that our matched packs will have. As we get more batches these specs may change.

365+ , 1.16+ , 1.9-2.2

The voltage is close to .005 less than GP3300 cells but I think this is due to the lower IR and the way the cell is built.
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These cells look very interesting. Are they any thicker than the GPs?

As for battery wars, I think the guys still running the 2000's may have to move up now, but if you got the GP3300s, you should be fine until you are ready.
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I raced the Intellect 3600's last weekend and they performed really well indeed. I was rapt, they were unmatched and Im sure they were as fast if not faster than the Gp3300's yet they lasted much longer.

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These cells look very interesting. Are they any thicker than the GPs?

Also, if someone can explain this: On my GP's I am seeing secs around the 413-430 range but the intellects are said to be 365+. Is this less runtime or am I missing something here?

As for battery wars, I think the guys still running the 2000's may have to move up now, but if you got the GP3300s, you should be fine until you are ready.
cell are discharged at 35amps
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