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Old 09-08-2008, 10:57 PM   #1456
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Thanks for the updates! I ordered one so hopefully I won't have any problem with the newer version.

Do guys recommend the spintec battery manager too?
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:37 AM   #1457
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go for it
Spintec Battery Manager is the best Cure for the NiMH Packs!
You'll feel the difference ...
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:34 AM   #1458
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Don't forget to buy those awesome team matched nimh packs at $70 a pack, since your new $400 charger can't charge lipo. It is good to see they have improved cooling by adding a 2nd fan. Did they fix the clip issue (you know soldered to the main board)?

If spintec actually wanted to improve the charger, they would have done the following:
1) copy the integy 030, or trinity dpd, battery tray idea
2) separate out the charging controller from the tray
3) have a magnetic temp sensor for each battery (copy the integy 16x908 sensor)
4) add the ability to do lipo

Since they still have a poor, problem prone design, don't release timely updates, and don't deliver what they promised 2 years ago, I think buying a spintec icc is basically a waste of money.

I hope you got the charger for less than $150 USD, because you will have a paperweight soon enough.

Good luck. AND from any smart racers point of view, SPINTEC IS DEAD.
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:18 PM   #1459
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I found it to be totally useless... be others seem to like it
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Thanks for the updates! I ordered one so hopefully I won't have any problem with the newer version.

Do guys recommend the spintec battery manager too?
Mine doesn't count in any real unit of time, so I know all the milliamp info is off. It also takes about 6+ hours to discharge a full pack and will not stop when a single cell dumps earlier than the other (I've caught it discharging with cells at .4v). The 35amp pulse discharge does condition cells, but I would NOT leave a pack on there for a complete cycle unless it was Nicd...
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:56 PM   #1461
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Currently, they have had my last charger in for repair since June.....2007!

No response to my emails either!

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Mine doesn't count in any real unit of time, so I know all the milliamp info is off. It also takes about 6+ hours to discharge a full pack and will not stop when a single cell dumps earlier than the other (I've caught it discharging with cells at .4v). The 35amp pulse discharge does condition cells, but I would NOT leave a pack on there for a complete cycle unless it was Nicd...
I accidently left my battery manager on a near-new GP3300 pack last night. Resting voltage on all cells was 1.21v on each cell except one. It's resting voltage was .54v. This thing is no good for NiMH. Their "cut-off detection algorithm" does not function as advertised...
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Having about 120 cycles on the BM, I feel that it may shorten life... but it does keep punch in the pack (its almost like a form of dead shorting)... but my 3300s are 5 years old... and they still do an "ok" job as practice packs!
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This thread is kind of surprising to me... NiMh and NiCd cells are disappearing at alarming rate from the RC scene... why would anyone waste money on products for a dieing (in RC) technology?
Every race I attended... or considered attending... this year allowed LiPo.
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Because there are larger markets (Europe, Asia) that use still NiMh, NiCd or even brushed motors (correct or not itsn't this thread to be analyzed) . Just because, this is a thread based in USA doesn't mean that all members are too

For US guys/girls definitely ICC isn;t worth it but for us Europeans and Asians it's worth it
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Wow... I always thought you Europeans were on the leading edge of RC technology... guess I was wrong... sorry
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Currently, they have had my last charger in for repair since June.....2007!

No response to my emails either!

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Erik just replied to email I sent re upgrade to 08 spec.

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Where are all of the positives about the icc. When it was first released, everyone was slobbering all over themselves to get it. Now, no one even has anything good to say about it.

I guess the answer to anyone who is thinking of buying this is: DON'T!!!!
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Wow... I always thought you Europeans were on the leading edge of RC technology... guess I was wrong... sorry
Very funny.

Maybe we are not leading edge of RC technology but at least we beat you most of the times on international events
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Because there are larger markets (Europe, Asia) that use still NiMh, NiCd or even brushed motors (correct or not itsn't this thread to be analyzed) . Just because, this is a thread based in USA doesn't mean that all members are too

For US guys/girls definitely ICC isn;t worth it but for us Europeans and Asians it's worth it
Can't speak for Asia, but I thought most of the large European events allow Lipo, certainly the Pro-Stock and Stock classes in the UK are almost exclusively Lipo now.

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