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Old 02-25-2008, 12:41 PM   #1411
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I have a icc thats dont work anymore! it says problem with temp on cell 3-4 and it wont start charging!it come som smoke from it but i do not understand way I meen that i have use it right-I try to send a maile to Spintec but i dont get answer yet?

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Old 02-25-2008, 12:49 PM   #1412
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Hi

I have a icc thats dont work anymore! it says problem with temp on cell 3-4 and it wont start charging!it come som smoke from it but i do not understand way I meen that i have use it right-I try to send a maile to Spintec but i dont get answer yet?

Sorry for my bad English but i hope somwon understands me


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Your English is 100% better than my Finnish

I've seen mine say problem with cells etc so try this,

clean the small wire contacts that touch each cell. I use a fibre-glass pen to remove oxidisation from the tips that touch the cells.


let us all know if comes back to life
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:01 PM   #1413
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i can not get my spintec too connect to 3 diff computers.i took my cable apart to look and see that 2 wires are not soldered is that normal?i know the fantom dyno only uses 2.of the 4 wires.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:35 PM   #1414
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You may need a real comport on the computer. Have you tried using the USB cable?
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i was not aware that there was a usb cable. i emailed erik and asked about the wires.u can take the end apart 2 screws.there is a board and i have 2 wires soldered on yellow to the left green to the right. there are 2 wires not soldered on a white and a red.erik says there should be 3 wires soldered.i do not now what wire and what tab.the one close to the yellow wire or the green.also i have used the cable many times on this laptop before.
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also i have the black spintec hardware is 1.5 and firm ware is 1.07b. everytime i turn it on i have to turn the temp all the way back up to 135 it always turns itself back to 12 degrees for peak temp. any ideas?
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I suggest fixing that wire... or getting a new wire first, and re-updating the firmware, if that doesn't work, then u may have to send it back to spintec. sigh... its been over 8 months, and no updates... i hope this charger becomes excellent before nimh becomes unwanted.
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:14 PM   #1418
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8 months and no updates, but 1.5 years and no lipo support. I think spintec will release a new update when nimh is obsolete.

It's a shame that people spend $300+ on a charger and have so, so, so many issues.

How come erik hasn't been on the board in a year?
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:29 PM   #1419
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that's a good question, he hasn't exactly handed things down nicely. i have waited everyday since 2004 for this charger to come out.... then bought it when it did... and waited everyday after that for more updates that were promised and fantasized about, like charge and discharge curves... lipo support... sigh... it hurts not to hear anything...
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8 months and no updates, but 1.5 years and no lipo support. I think spintec will release a new update when nimh is obsolete.

It's a shame that people spend $300+ on a charger and have so, so, so many issues.

How come erik hasn't been on the board in a year?
Probably because they do not have anyone to write the software. They have a job posting for a software engineer now on the site.

I had one of these when they came out. great potential for a charger but the battery clamp system is way crappy. And it will not charge lipo yet. Hope they get it worked out. Maybe then I would buy 1 again.
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I am sure that spintec can hire a freelance engineer to create an update. I don't think they have enough projects for a full time developer.

It seems that after the initial design had issues (very serious issues,) very little was done to fix those, and now the development seems to have stopped.

Again, very good idea, badly executed and not supported.
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Someone else should do it better for cheaper...

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ERIC'S LAST POST ON RC TECH WAS 11/17/06 c'mon take the money and run!
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funny they know to come to rctech to sell their products, but not know to come to rctech and tell us when an update is expected, or what could be expected in the next update.
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Just phone them up .. I spoke to Erik only last week, really easy ....
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