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Old 03-29-2005, 01:27 AM   #1
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Default My test results: Intellect IB 3600 versus GP 3300 Cells

Hey All,

In an attempt to "do something useful" I conducted an experiment comparing the new IB 3600 cells to GP 3300 cells. It is my hope that it'll help people who are trying to make battery-buying decisions right about now.

I humbly submit my findings for the approval of the community. Please feel free to sumbit any comments or corrections.

Battery Wars: Intellect IB 3600 versus GP 3300 Cells


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Hey All,

In an attempt to "do something useful" I conducted an experiment comparing the new IB 3600 cells to GP 3300 cells. It is my hope that it'll help people who are trying to make battery-buying decisions right about now.

I humbly submit my findings for the approval of the community. Please feel free to sumbit any comments or corrections.

Battery Wars: Intellect IB 3600 versus GP 3300 Cells


Thanks!
great comparison.....
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Old 03-29-2005, 01:54 AM   #3
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good data man.....
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Default Re: My test results: Intellect IB 3600 versus GP 3300 Cells

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Hey All,

In an attempt to "do something useful" I conducted an experiment comparing the new IB 3600 cells to GP 3300 cells. It is my hope that it'll help people who are trying to make battery-buying decisions right about now.

I humbly submit my findings for the approval of the community. Please feel free to sumbit any comments or corrections.

Battery Wars: Intellect IB 3600 versus GP 3300 Cells


Thanks!
any chance you weighed the batteries in your comparison? im interested to see the weigh difference.
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Old 03-29-2005, 03:14 AM   #5
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Best $110 ever spent. Thank you Bob.

The ultimate comparison would be IB3600 versus GP3700 though. Performance-wise, because the GP3700 is way expensive.

I love the fact that the price of the IB cell is lower. I'm beginning to like this Battery Wars thing :-)
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intellect cells are supposed to be 1 gram heavier per cell. considering the capacity difference thats not much, infact very little
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Bob, whenever you feel like spending another $110 to test some other cells...go right ahead!

I would say that using the Indy 16x5 for discharge is a bad idea because of the 4 sec rest/minute. It makes the readings utterly incomparable.
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Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

Hebiki: Here's the data you want.

IB 3600
Weight of built pack (with solder and bars): 391 g
Diameter: 22.4 mm
Length 42.69 mm

GP 3300
Weight of built pack (with solder and bars): 390 g
Diameter: 22.6 mm
Length: 42.55 mm

Lee82gx: Since I used the same test apparatus on both batteries, I'd say that makes the results exactly comparable. The charger's pattern was non-random. So long as I am satisfied that it behaved the same way with both batteries, then I judge the results to be comparable.
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The ultimate comparison would be IB3600 versus GP3700 though. Performance-wise, because the GP3700 is way expensive.
You may be right... but a more-fair comparision might end up being the IB 3800 cells versus the GP 3700... If indeed that's where the cell manufacturers chill for a while. Both cells, as I understand it, are bigger and heavier than the 3300 and 3600.
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Bob, good comparison, but I'm wondering, why is almost every bit of text hyperlinked to ProMatch racing? Seems kinda odd that you would do that considering you were using Kinetix cells... or maybe you just wanna piss Ron off..LOL
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Wow, that was way unintentional.

Turns out I missed a closing ">" on the hyperlink for promatch... which went unnoticed because I was using Firefox to view the page.

I fired up Internet Explorer and all the text was blue! Thanks BigDog for pointing it out.
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Bob,

You have the makings of a thesis here. Nice job!
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Thanks! If I had kids in school I'm thinking every science project would be RC-related...
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Bob, you are a night owl aren't you. That was a late post last night or yesterday morning....ah whatever. I still like the graphics
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