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Old 09-02-2005, 11:33 AM   #136
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do you guys thinkit will be worth the $50.00 and the shipping to get it upgraded
last time i sent a charger into get upgraded i ended up sending it back 3 times for them to get it right and it still isnt right
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Old 09-02-2005, 02:03 PM   #137
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tom235: What charger did you perform the upgrade on?

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Old 09-02-2005, 02:08 PM   #138
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I love mine but find it very sensitive to low input voltage.
If any of my packs go over 9.6V(ish) I get a "supply voltage low"
message.
This means I cant charge NiCd's with it.

Other than that its a great value charger.
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Old 09-02-2005, 03:42 PM   #139
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I have never had a problem with low imput votage and I charge 8 cell packs that peak over 12 volts. Get a better power supply.
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Old 09-04-2005, 10:48 AM   #140
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Default Dyno Charger

Just got mine yesterday. So far so good. As for step charging I have the Orion Advantage. I can not tell a difference between step charging and linear charging. Both feel the same to me.

Anyway I bought this unit mainly for breaking in and tuning motors based on the fact it can also power and /or charge my comm lathe so my orions can just charge my packs.

I noticed that the default voltage for motor check is 3V, what do most dynos actually test at voltage wise and what is everyone using default or other?

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Old 09-10-2005, 10:33 AM   #141
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got mine and love it so far.
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Old 09-10-2005, 11:05 AM   #142
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tom235: What charger did you perform the upgrade on?
its the reedy quasar pro

CRASH i'm checking mine at 3v most dyno tuned motors are done at 5v im pretty sure
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Old 09-10-2005, 11:13 AM   #143
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Thought about getting one of these. Anybody know of a place with a good price for it?
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Old 09-10-2005, 12:43 PM   #144
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http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...nid=59&id=4707. Looks like the price mysteriously went up $30 recently. Presumably because it's a new step-charge version.
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Old 09-28-2005, 01:59 PM   #145
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Just got my new S3's today and will have my new cells this weekend. I will try out the step charging and see how well it works and report back.

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Old 09-28-2005, 05:10 PM   #146
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Hey guys. Just gt my APS...one Question though when using the motor checker. Is having a high amp draw a good or a bad thing? I have several Monster Stocks that I want to check out. Just want to know what to look for.
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A higher amp draw is definetly a good thing when it comes to a stock motor. You should see around 10amps for a good stock motor.

Hope this helps,
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A higher amp draw is definetly a good thing when it comes to a stock motor. You should see around 10amps for a good stock motor.

Hope this helps,
how are you getting 10 amps out of a stock motor
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:10 AM   #149
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IMHO
higher amp draw may mean something or not a thing at all,

bushings are a bit tight = higher amp draw
springs have high tension = high amp draw
superb stock motor = high amp draw

i have tuned fast stockers with low and high amp draws.
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Hi,
Just wanted to know what is a good setting for the updated software to charge an old sanyo 3000. Im not sure what the Step charge can do to fix the battery. I see that you can setup the 3 steps at different Amp, mAH and peak.

The factory settings was 8amp, 1 amp, then 8amp. Just worried it will fry the packs

I just borrowed one of this chargers to try to revive my old 3000 for practice.

Thanks in advance!
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