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Old 03-24-2005, 10:03 AM   #46
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Could you please e-mail or call me @ 1-800-318-7144 / [email protected] regarding your charger products and possible dealer affiliation.

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Old 03-24-2005, 10:42 AM   #47
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Mark, sent you email. btw, the public email address for us is website at nimblemotorsports dot com
to avoid spam it is not published in the clear.

Nightmare,
I have not looked at a JR radio yet,
but the interface will also need 1 pin to connect to the antenna. The analog data only needs 1 pin, it could be an AC signal,
or maybe two phase going pos one pin, when neg on another.
The KO units have only 4 pins. M8 has six.

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Old 03-31-2005, 03:04 PM   #48
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Nimble Motorsports has now released version 1.4 of the TwoLane ProCharger, and DC Sportsman.

The new version now displays the real-time charge capacity of the battery in mA.

The charger now has 6 different charge configurations to charge the batteries, 3 for each lane. Which config is used by default in "no button" charge mode, or manual mode with no immediate fast charge is user specified.

The charge rates have now been updated to offer rates from 100ma to 9 Amps.

Step Charging support is now included. A charge config can specify both a temp rise as the step trigger, or a charge capacity level, such as 3000mA,
and the 2nd step charge rate.

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Old 03-31-2005, 03:42 PM   #49
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Is the step charging function only a 2 step or can you have 3 steps like most of the new chargers out now? I really like how you made a charger that is really two chargers in the same box and a PS for about the price of one. I might be intrested in getting one and I just want to find out if you can set it up for a 3 step charge mode as well.
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Old 03-31-2005, 04:11 PM   #50
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Hello Kevin,
The middle pause step is done automatically by the charger, so it does not need to be specified by the user configuration.

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Ok Im not sure I understand your reply. Maybe I wasnt exactly clear with what I was looking for. With a CE Pitbull 3x you can set your step charging method to look something like this. 1st setp 3amps for 200Mah 2nd Step 6amps for 2000Mah and 3rd and final step 5amps until peaked....all these values are adjustable for each step these numbers that I gave were just examples. From what I can gather so far your charger will only allow me to charge in 2 steps I was looking to see if it would or is able to charge in 3 steps.
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There are three steps to the step charging, the first step is a high-rate charge, followed by a short very low rate charge to stabilize the voltage, and finally a medium rate charge to peak the battery. As a understand the other chargers allow you to specify the rate and duration of all three steps. This seems to me an unnecessary complication, the TwoLane charger will take the 2nd step by itself to stablize the battery voltage before the final step is applied.

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Ok I see now....is there anyway that the user can set the charge rate for each step or is that pre-programed and non-user changeable?
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The user can configure the two charge rates. The first step rate is the "normal" non-step rate. Only if the second step conditions are triggered is the final charge rate invoked. This means that peak detection still occurs during the first step, which prevents you from accidently attaching a fully-charged battery for step charging, and having it blow-up from being charged at 9amps for 3000mA..
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What are the conditions that trigger the second rate and is the trigger user adjustable as well?
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This means that peak detection still occurs during the first step, which prevents you from accidently attaching a fully-charged battery for step charging, and having it blow-up from being charged at 9amps for 3000mA..
Will we be able to override that? Sometimes the goal IS to grenade the pack...
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A charge config can specify both a temp rise as the step trigger and a charge capacity level, such as 3000mA.

So for example, you can specify that the charge rate for step 1 is 9 amps, and once the battery temp rises by 8 degrees or the battery has been charged up with 3000mA, the second step is invoked, which you specify a 4amp charge rate.

Unfortunately, Trips, we have an absolute battery temp cutoff value that will stop charging the battery if this temp is ever reached, I believe its maximum setting is 140F, so it is hard to blow up a battery. But if you are intent on blowing up the battery, don't place the battery on top of the charger where the temp sensors are... and then specify only temp be used for cutoff, not delta voltage, that should do it.
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Thanks, where do I get mine?
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