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Old 08-04-2005, 11:49 AM   #16
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I actually have a charge cord sitting here on my desk
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Old 08-04-2005, 05:30 PM   #17
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His charge sheet says something like
GP3700

5 cells
4000 somthing mah

What class is this for? And whats with that capacity. Take a look I forgot now exactly what it was.
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Old 08-04-2005, 05:34 PM   #18
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It does say 5 cells.
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Old 08-04-2005, 05:35 PM   #19
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3300 cells can handle a high charge rate.. i wouldnt recomend it every run, but a fewtimes yes.. I have charged at 10-12 amps a few times... mostly from starting a pack late... and the packa re fine..

At the last paved oval nats i was at, i saw some of the faster guys charging there packs with two turbo 30 chargers.. Yes two.. each charger was set at 8 amps, so thats a 16 amp charge.. The purpose for it is up front during the run, you will have rip like you have never seen.. If hara does it one time per pack, i doubt a pack ever exploded.. packs usually explode from continuous beating.. but it is possible
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Old 08-04-2005, 05:35 PM   #20
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Why would Hara charge at 14+ amps? Wouln't that make finishing a mod race near impossible?
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Old 08-04-2005, 05:42 PM   #21
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Why would Hara charge at 14+ amps? Wouln't that make finishing a mod race near impossible?
I'm pretty sure he doesn't charge at 14A. Team Orion's website posts updates to his charge setups.
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Old 08-04-2005, 05:42 PM   #22
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Who knows... But I doubt he'd be able to touch his batteries. So I guess the real question is- How does he get his batteries in his car?

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seriously... charging your batts at the same rate as the pros, throwing your batts out after 1 run, using the same equiptment as them, drinking the same soda they enjoy, or tiing your shoes like they do..... it won't make you as fast as they are....
Just because I'm a little curious doesn't mean I'm gonna go straight out and start charging at his amps, using their brand equipment. But drinking the soda he likes does sound like it might make me faster...
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Old 08-04-2005, 05:49 PM   #23
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I think he was just having a dig

To the original poster, it doesnt particularly matter what charge rate the 'pros' use - it wont make you any faster as a driver.

Your best bet is to learn exactly what different charge rates do for different types of battery and different types of racing - then put this knowledge into practice by coming up with your own battery preperation ritual. You'll be a better racer by understanding it, and this is one of the reasons pro's are pro's - they didnt get to the top by knowing thier rival's charge rate, thats for sure
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I think he was just having a dig

To the original poster, it doesnt particularly matter what charge rate the 'pros' use - it wont make you any faster as a driver.

Your best bet is to learn exactly what different charge rates do for different types of battery and different types of racing - then put this knowledge into practice by coming up with your own battery preperation ritual. You'll be a better racer by understanding it, and this is one of the reasons pro's are pro's - they didnt get to the top by knowing thier rival's charge rate, thats for sure
Again- I know that. I was just curious since he may get packs by the truck load. I thought he may go through them quicker since he gets whatever he wants...
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Again- I know that. I was just curious since he may get packs by the truck load. I thought he may go through them quicker since he gets whatever he wants...
No Dramas He probly does churn through the packs quicker than the average racer, probably gets new packs each month or even quicker when a big race comes along
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No Dramas He probly does churn through the packs quicker than the average racer, probably gets new packs each month or even quicker when a big race comes along
I hope that day comes on my calendar. It would be sooooo sweet!
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Old 08-04-2005, 07:16 PM   #27
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hara's charging profile can be found at nexusracing.net. he uses the much more ctx. check it out hara's profile
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From the charge set ups I've seen, it seems he uses step charging all the time. What benefits does it have over linear charging. And flex charging? Does it gradually change the charge rate?
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hara's charging profile can be found at nexusracing.net. he uses the much more ctx. check it out hara's profile
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Hara actually no longer uses the MuchMore CM due to his contractual obligations to orion. Even still, that is the profile he used at the DHI cup with his Cell Master before he switched.
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Old 08-04-2005, 07:59 PM   #30
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I wasn't sure that was entirely true. I guess it is.
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