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Old 11-07-2006, 10:21 AM   #901
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I found for the voltage error is from the cell voltage to low. Charge your pack with the external for around 500mah. Sounds like your not keeping the storage voltage up if you get the cell error.

Or you have dirty cell ends and bars. Make sure the joints are clean.
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Old 11-07-2006, 11:02 AM   #902
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If you guys want to see if there is a contact issue with the thermistors just put some heatsink compound on them before you install a pack.

Might even look at some of the thicker thermally conductive tapes. Something in a thicker silicone that would conform to the cell would be nice.
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Old 11-07-2006, 12:57 PM   #903
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Has anyone heard if there's going to be a "Lipo" Charging Feature or software update anytime soon??????
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There was no date on it... but there was word of such a function before the icc came out.
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Old 11-07-2006, 05:11 PM   #905
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The last e-mail I got from Eric said there was another software update coming... no date though.
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Old 11-07-2006, 07:34 PM   #906
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I just updated my Spintec ver 1.06 -- really like the new charge screen.

I also tested the same 4200 4-cell pack tonight -- this time i was very careful to make sure the pack was well seated on the sensors.

I watched the temps closely and found that the temps are VERY close to the <useless> IR temp gun during the first 20 minutes of charging -- no more than 4-5 degrees difference ! However, during the last part of the charge is where the temps get much farther apart -- in the last 5 min of the charge they were 20 deg lower on the Spintec display than what the <useless> IR temp gun showed.

Also -- after all 4 cells were finished, the display kept showing "Charging" for more than 10 min. until I finally exited it -- I never have gotten the "charge finish" screen. All of the cells stopped charging correctly, but the pack mah kept on climbing and the charge time kept going too. I had thought this was fixed in ver 1.06 ?? I guess not yet....

I do LOVE this charger though. :-)
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Old 11-07-2006, 07:52 PM   #907
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Do you have a Fluke 88 with a temp sensor? You can use it to check the surface temp of the cells on top.
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:40 PM   #908
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Should the charger continue to charge a 4 cell when the cells read full?

Any ideas?
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Should the charger continue to charge a 4 cell when the cells read full?

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Its a bug in the software that hasnt been updated yet. It show's its still charging but when you flip through the screens everything keeps increasing except the voltage and the temp on the cell's....So its not actually still charging...It just show's that it is through all the other numbers.

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Old 11-10-2006, 06:13 AM   #910
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Thanks for the info EA. It did just as you explained. seems a bug with 4 cell. I never had this problem with 6 cell.
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I've got the same problem on mine when charging 4-cell packs -- even with version 1.06 now.

I've also e-mailed Eric directly on the issue.
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Old 11-12-2006, 06:33 PM   #912
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Lightbulb Battey chart?

Any body willing to make a battery chart?
Something that would help ALL of us out?
Battery Type.
Cell count-(4 or 6)
Charger settings that work well.

I have a hard time figuring out what works, everybody's different I know!
I just was looking for a guide line to start with.

It's a little hard to keep these cells from venting, and false peaking(not finishing the complete charge in mAh.
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wondering if anyone has tried 5 cells on this charger
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wondering if anyone has tried 5 cells on this charger
That's not possible, it's 4 or 6 cells.
But they are working on it at Spintec!


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Old 11-13-2006, 02:01 AM   #915
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On the original Spintec dischargers (1st version), the cutoff was at 0.9V per cell, which is considered to be a little on the low side for the 4200 SHV and above.
With the new 5 cell rule, it will cutoff a bit above 1.00V which whould be perfect for those cells..

Is it just a wrong assumption to say that those with the "old" spintecs just got a new lease on life on them ?
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