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Old 01-06-2007, 11:09 PM   #991
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oh hehehe thanks. its good that they probably had a chance to change it... i wonder when will the update be avaliable for download
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:40 AM   #992
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1.06b also includes a 5 cell option
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:49 AM   #993
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but we need hardware upgrades to the icc?
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:58 AM   #994
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I'm on Hardware version 1.20.

I cant see why 5cell wouldnt be anything more than a software update - but then again, i wouldnt take my word for it
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:00 AM   #995
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It will probably be a jumper fromt the 6th cell charge prong.
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:25 AM   #996
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The prototypes are very simple and effective.
Just a wire with some resistance to connect between the + and - of the 6th cell and a wire to connect at the 5th cell.
Very simple to install and it's all you need to charge 5cells.


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Old 01-09-2007, 04:30 PM   #997
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Would it be easy to remove/add if you want to play between 5 and 6 cell?
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:19 AM   #998
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it's very simple, just 3 connecters, takes about a few seconds.
And don't forget to change the settings between 5 and 6.
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:28 AM   #999
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Does anyone know of any ICC's for sale new or second hand. can't find any anywhere
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:39 PM   #1000
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MY charger worked a total of 2 charges and now smells like fibreboard........did i waste my money or ................where do i get this fixed
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:33 PM   #1001
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Give spintec an email, contact Erik about your problem, he should get back to you.
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:42 PM   #1002
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Eric,

I have been having problems running my ICC using a PC power supply as it regularly tells me that the power supply is 'Out of range'.

When I measure the voltage at the input connectors using a calibrated DVM it reads 12.35V or similar and the voltage accoding to the 'System Information' is around 12.10V.

At what voltage does the unit say 'Out of range', and is there a potentiometer or similar I can adjust to calibrate the ICC?

Also, while charging IB4200's and getting these problems with the PSU my packs charge up to 5100mah according to the screen, and despite my setting the temp cutoff to 42degC etc they seem to peak (It says the cell is Full on the screen) then carry on charging a couple of minutes later.

When I then discharge the pack the cells range from 3880mah to 4250mah.
Is this caused by the PSU problem or is there another fault?
I still think I'm having a problem where the cells try to peak by temperature and not the peak voltage no matter how I set the 'Settings'.

Will any of these things be addressed in the new firmware revision due soon?

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Old 01-18-2007, 05:21 PM   #1003
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Hey Skiddins,

I am not erik, but i ran across your post, so i hope you don't mind me giving my 2 cents...

I was just wondering... what is the version of ur firmware? i 'heard' on this thread that v1.06b was suppose to fix this problem.

It auto continue charging thing is suppose to be a good feature or something.... i cannot remember why, but if one cell stops charging early while the others continue to charge... and the difference amounts to 1000mah or something.. .then the one cell that stops will start charging again.. i cannot remember the reason...

Have you checked what the voltage says under "system info"? And have you added a resistor across the 5V terminal on the computer PSU (i know the old one i use to use needs that modification, otherwise, the voltage would drop very quickly and cause my charger to give me voltage errors!)
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:59 PM   #1004
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We have one ICC that is on V1.05b and one on V1.06b firmware. Both units are power supply voltage dependent. We use Rivergate power supplies (http://www.rivergatedist.com/rivergate.htm) and have the jumper installed to supply the higher voltage of 14.2 vdc. I have had problems with both ICC chargers when the supply voltage is below 12 or close to it. We have a converted computer PS that we use on the home work bench, its voltage is too low for reliable use with the ICC but powers all of our other chargers without any problems. I don't know how the ICC is designed but I know that I have a lot fewer problems when the supply voltage is closer to 14 vdc. V1.06b firmware removes the repeak of the cells after they peak the first time. Also use the celsius temperature scale for best results.

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Old 01-19-2007, 07:16 AM   #1005
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Guy's

I have put Car headlight bulbs on the 5V line and this hasn't made much of a difference. THe irony is that the PSU's output is higher than the ICC says it is

I have firmware v1.06b and hardware v1.20
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