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Old 03-23-2005, 06:37 AM   #136
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crash, the instructions are not going to help you at all on setups. They merely show you how to navigate through the menu, but tell you nothing about setups or charging recommendations. I got my setups and stuff from some guys on here for the step charging function. I've used it a couple weekends now and thought the step charge was cool and seemed to help a little with punch, but unless they fix the motor run in problem before you buy one make sure you have another alternative for breaking in stocks and 19turns.

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Thanks racer-oZ. I have my 35BL for motor break in. Plus Billy does all my motors. All I do is put in the car run it give it back to him and say FIX IT, its too slow.

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Old 03-23-2005, 08:15 AM   #137
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Does this charger have a delay feature for charging so you can set it and walk away? (ex. set up charger to start charging in 15 minutes from present time)
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Old 03-23-2005, 08:49 AM   #138
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Does this charger have a delay feature for charging so you can set it and walk away? (ex. set up charger to start charging in 15 minutes from present time)
yes it does but unfortunately not when using step charge function.
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Old 03-23-2005, 11:42 AM   #139
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I'm assuming you guys are using step charge function on packs that have been zeroed on a tray. Will step charge work on a partially charged pack? I charge my trayed packs at 6 amps with 3-5mV delta and it takes about 35-40 minutes. How long does it take to charge a trayed pack using step charge?
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I'm assuming you guys are using step charge function on packs that have been zeroed on a tray. Will step charge work on a partially charged pack? I charge my trayed packs at 6 amps with 3-5mV delta and it takes about 35-40 minutes. How long does it take to charge a trayed pack using step charge?
charger in step charge mode will charge your trayed packs. step charge of a partially charged pack.... would depend on your setup because the peak detection is locked out during step one and two so you could easily over charge, but with that said if your temp setting is set that would stop the charge by reaching temp.

step charging a trayed pack is taking me approximately 40-45 minutes
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Could they have made it any uglier?

I'm just sayin'... :-D
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Could they have made it any uglier?

I'm just sayin'... :-D
You know what they say, its on the inside what counts
I've been running it now for a month, and I must admit I'm liking it very much. I haven't had any problems yet with the motor running-in feature, so maybe I'm lucky, but time will tell. The step charging method its brilliant, and I found it to offer tonnes for power with the runtime still intact.

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Could they have made it any uglier?

I'm just sayin'... :-D
Yes they could have!

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I will take perofrmance over beauty any day.

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Does the charger use temp/mAh/delta mV cutoff protection for all of the different charge modes?
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If I am not mistaken here, only step charge mode uses mah/peak/temp for cutoffs. Linear and Flex use mah/peak for cutoff.
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So you cannot use a temperature cutoff when charging in linear mode... now I may have to rethink my decision to buy.
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Rest assured that the charger is a very nice charger. I have not yet peaked my batteries by temp but by mahs and peak in step charge mode.
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So you cannot use a temperature cutoff when charging in linear mode... now I may have to rethink my decision to buy.
i've only used the step charge function but had thought the temp cut-off was available in the linear mode.

maybe one of the orion folks can help on this?
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rocketron, i think you are right as well... the way i remember it was that if you wanted it to peak by mv then you set the temp cutoff high so the mv would detect peak before the temperature, and vice versa, but i'm far from an expert on this charger yet.

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