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Old 03-13-2005, 11:29 PM   #16
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hurricane packs are very good.. and i was at the shop today they had 1.17+ at 30 amp for 42.99 a pack... 60 dollars for the packs you listed before is quite high in price..
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Old 03-14-2005, 01:58 AM   #17
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I've seen Hara's GP3700 battery for sale after the TITC and has 1.120 with unbelieveable price... Hmmm, not interested
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:06 AM   #18
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Buy Packs Matched @ 30AMPS, it is more true to what we are drawing amperage wise with our motors. You get a more true feel of what you are getting. We do all ours at 30AMPS and get 400+ w/ 1.170+ with an IR of around 17 all @ 30 AMPS.
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Old 03-14-2005, 10:01 AM   #19
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wallstreet, what shop did you see them batts at?

im in carol stream, didnt know any shops around here had a so called "buyers club"

i know liesure hours will give you a lil discount if your in there all the time and race at their track
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it was hobby town in naperville. they have this club card thing. i think a new owner has taken it over but they dont seem to carry much rc stuff.
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Old 03-14-2005, 12:08 PM   #21
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i cant stand that store, been in it maybe twice, just cause i was driving by it, ill never give them my money
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Old 03-14-2005, 12:34 PM   #22
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and considering you can get team orion 1.19+ 400+ at 30amp...these cells at 20amp don't seem all that good to be honest.
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Old 03-14-2005, 12:42 PM   #23
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Pro match are/were selling their best 1.185 packs which are a real 1.185 on their site. Steve has their 1.175+ 390s+ ones at $49.99 on his site
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When Brad returns from the carpet nationals, give him a call at Hurricane. They advertise here. Brad finsihed matching up cells just recently, so I'm sure they have plenty of good stuff in stock.
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You should consider fusion batteries. There having a sale right now and you can get some great deals. I just started using there packs a few weeks ago an can honestly say they are the best packs i have used in the 19 years i've been in the sport. Plus John or someone is always on here who can help you out with questions. You can see there sales at
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Old 03-14-2005, 05:25 PM   #26
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When I hear guys comparing Orion packs to any other company, it makes me sick. Orion is doing just what integy and other companys that have "sneaky" ways of hiding lesser packs in with better packs. Orion matches cells using Lavco matchers. They are completely different from the TurboMatchers that most honest companies use. Lavco gives 1.19 numbers in comparison to 1.17 cells. And to a newer racer, they will buy the pack with the highest numbers not knowing that they are being fooled. I would like to see every company charge at 6 amps. Discharge at 30, .90 cutoff, 5000DET all on a TurboMatcher.

Watch out for companies using any of the following:

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If you see a pack with higher than normal runtime, voltage, or IR. As youself what is different about their matching process.
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Old 03-14-2005, 05:50 PM   #27
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Actually, Orion uses turbomatchers. The variable discharge method they use is what makes the voltage numbers so high.
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Old 03-14-2005, 07:12 PM   #28
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Make/buy little light bulb discharger (normally they are 20 amps
you can add 5 more bulbs and make them 30 amps)
Get a piece of graph paper a stop watch and a cheap little $20 digital voltmeter.

1. Charge the Battery
2. Connect the battey to the discharger
3. Every 30 secs record the voltage


What you will see is a graph with a long flat spot gently sloping downwards from about 30 secs out to around 6+ minutes.

Repeat the above with a alternative charging method or battery. COmpare results
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Light bulbs do not draw constant amperage. Sorry.
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Old 03-15-2005, 07:55 PM   #30
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Default "Light bulbs do not draw constant amperage"

"Light bulbs do not draw constant amperage"

neither does the car,

I was trying to describe a test you can do without expensive equipment.

Is there something else which is cheap and would give you a known amp drain?
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