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Old 11-18-2005, 09:07 AM   #1
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Default Orion's 3800 cell.........runtime????

No link, but I pick the new car action and on the cover is the theme for new products coming out in 06', well one of the those products happens to be a Orion 3800 cell with a runtime of 502 sec, the voltage # had another product in front of it. Now I run 3800 cell and love them but the highest runtime # I ever seen was 421, 1.213 volt at 35 amp on 1 cell. Orion cells did well at Vegas so I don't second guess them, so will we see another 3800 batch of high volts and high runtime soon.
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I would assume they are still testing at 30 amps...hence the higher numbers. They used to use a completely different system to match their cells too. A LavCo machine...It always seemed to have higher #s than the standard TM4s did. I'm not sure if they are still using them or not.
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For the umpteenth time....(not that you've asked.but that it has been discussed in general)

421s @ 35A = 491s @ 30A ....voltage of [email protected] is AMAZING, as it wasn't all that long ago when people were fighting in the streets to get 1.180V GP3300's..

Orion on their other cells has used a matching system where their numbers cannot be compared directly with any other manufacturere...

At the end of the day, your cells are just fine...better than fine actually...they kick butt....don't worry about having the latest and greatest and jumping from bandwagon to bandwagon...

Technology will always continue to advance...there is nothing you can do about it. I'm running packs I bought in the summer..and they *only* have [email protected] with a 1.8 IR....I didn't bother stepping up to the latest batch of cells because the punch and capacity of these cells already far outstrip my driving ability....if you ask yourself if you really need anything more than what you have (and answer honestly) I'm sure you'll find that you don't NEED anything more than what you have now...
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I would assume they are still testing at 30 amps...hence the higher numbers. They used to use a completely different system to match their cells too. A LavCo machine...It always seemed to have higher #s than the standard TM4s did. I'm not sure if they are still using them or not.
I thought it was still a TM, but wtih a varying load profile....

The bigger question is, now that Orion is putting 3800's on the market as well, will Oscar continue to carry on about them being inferior cells?
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Orion does not use the Lavco anymore....its a modified Turbomatcher system that puts on a Variable load to simulate race conditions, hence why you often see numbers that look a little higher....

It works for them though, as they have done pretty well on the racing scene over the last couple of years....

A 501 cell at 30 amps is not unheard of anyways.....I have seen 430+ cells, which is easily over 500 seconds at 30 amps on a regular turbomatcher....

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