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Old 09-26-2005, 11:17 AM   #166
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I think Danny's correct in the aspect that people need to buy batteries differently. Even if you have the "insane super worlds team cant get these numbers anywhere" packs, once they are 2 months old new packs are still going to be better. Not saying the other ones will be bad, just 90% of the time newer will be better.
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I can't say that they will hold up for a year or more because they are still relatively new.


We have been running IB cells since the first part of June. So far we have not had much issues with them. They seem to hold up well when you take proper care of them. Just follow the guidelines we have on our website and they should be fine.

Racers need to rethink the way they purchase packs because cells are changing at a rapid pace. I reccomend racers only buy a couple of packs at atime and use them and so ifsomething new or improvements come along you can buy a new pack. By following this you will never be stuck with 10 packs that are outdated.

Danny,

I totally agree with your way of thinking. I almost just bought 4 packs recently but wanted to get some advice and now I know what I need to do.

Thanks again.
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Old 09-26-2005, 06:02 PM   #168
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Danny,

I totally agree with your way of thinking. I almost just bought 4 packs recently but wanted to get some advice and now I know what I need to do.

Thanks again.
if you don't get those pack. i will get you at the end of oct
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Old 09-26-2005, 06:13 PM   #169
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Just got back, what a race. If you guys were wandering, i was running epic 3800's in all 3 cars that i ran in vegas. The cells seem to be holding up quite well so far. I dyno pulse them to 5.4 and put them away until next time i run them. Ill tray them to to make sure they r equalized and then charge them before the race.
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Old 09-26-2005, 09:13 PM   #171
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Just got back, what a race. If you guys were wandering, i was running epic 3800's in all 3 cars that i ran in vegas. The cells seem to be holding up quite well so far. I dyno pulse them to 5.4 and put them away until next time i run them. Ill tray them to to make sure they r equalized and then charge them before the race.
Jeff,

When you equalize them before you charge, do you bring them down to .9 per cell?
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i bring them down to .5v per cell doesnt seem to hurt the runn time like dead shorting does. seems to have more punch when u bring them down past .9
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Thanks Jeff! That's good info.
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Old 09-26-2005, 10:22 PM   #174
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Old 09-27-2005, 03:12 AM   #175
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Danny: I bought 2 packs of matched IB3800... if i'm goin to store it for let say 3 months. what preparation shall i make? my pack are still in loose form. New in the Box.
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i bring them down to .5v per cell doesnt seem to hurt the runn time like dead shorting does. seems to have more punch when u bring them down past .9
Jeff is this method of taking to down to .5 before charging for stock, 19T or mod ?
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Out of curiosity, were the guys running 3800's in the stock classes out in Vegas deadshorting their packs ?
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Danny: I bought 2 packs of matched IB3800... if i'm goin to store it for let say 3 months. what preparation shall i make? my pack are still in loose form. New in the Box.

I would assemble them then charge and discharge the packs. Once it's cool put 500 seconds of charge back into the pack. In 6 weeks discharge the pack down to .90 per cell then charge it up and discharge it. Once it cooled down put 500 seconds of charge back into it and it will be o.k. like this for another 6 weeks.

These are just precautions that you can take to make sure they hold up. They could be left alone and hold up but they are just to knew for us to know the maximum shelf life. It's better to be safe.
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I just got the chance to run both the IB3800 and the GP3700 and could tell a difference in power for sure! The IB was a lot more punchy. I have some really good 3700's that are now good for nothing more than club racing. I will never buy another GP after running both. Oh, and both were run in stock and 19t, both also had #'s over 1.19. Just what I experienced.
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