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Old 05-20-2005, 04:07 PM   #1
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Just got a new charger and is really interested to know more about step charging. Would this give me more runtime/punch? Any info would be good.
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Old 05-20-2005, 06:24 PM   #2
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Just got a new charger and is really interested to know more about step charging. Would this give me more runtime/punch? Any info would be good.
no good for 19 and stock racing way to flat NO PUNCH
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I use it for everything, I find it better in all areas, run time, punch and voltage.

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I use it for everything, I find it better in all areas, run time, punch and voltage.

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you run 4 cell stock in a pan car dude ...everything has punch when it comes to 12th scale ...power to weight ratio?
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Just got a new charger and is really interested to know more about step charging. Would this give me more runtime/punch? Any info would be good.
If you are running mod, then step-charging is fine. Stick with a linear charge for stock though.
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step charging is only a marketing gag, there are no real benefits from it. stay with linear charge!
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My results, on and off the track confirm that step charging is better accross the board than linear. This is not just my opinion, I have done the tests and have the numbers. You can take my word for it or not thats fine. If you are not seeing the same thing then that is fine, however my opinion is just as valid as yours, I will not say that your opinion is wrong, just extend me the same courtesy if you don't mind.

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Chris... what steps (settings) do you charge at?
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hey dude 19 ,stock you need all the punch you can step charging takes that right out of the picture..i use trays and dead short all my packs,chargem at 10 amps too...thats how you make big power for touring ... its cool homie
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you probably buy new cells every two months as well, you can only abuse cells like that for so long before they die.

I use 5/7/5 amps with the first and last phases linear and the center phase a 30% hard pulse.
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i dont buy my cells your right , thats how you make big power...dont buy your batts... and get some free packs
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Chris don't waste your time on LICKRIM...the name says it all. Charging at 10amps is lame. There is not much power gain from 7 to 10 amps been there done that? Chris has done his homework and if you want to learn something check the PROTRAK thread.


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oh really , i did this with brand new cells last year the RROC and got third overall in open spec, your only as good as your last race homie .....keyboard racing ( your the fastest one so far)

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agree! charging at 10 amps is lame.
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agree! charging at 10 amps is lame.
AHHH WERE YOU AT THE REEDY YOU ONLY CLUB RACE HEY HOMIE THATS HOW WE DO IT IN CALI
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