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Old 11-24-2005, 08:53 AM   #1
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Default Which Charger for IB Cells

I currently use an Integy 16x9v6. Wondering if I should upgrade for incoming IB 3800 cells.
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I currently use an Integy 16x9v6. Wondering if I should upgrade for incoming IB 3800 cells.

the manual will tell you how much mah it can charge. most chargers nowadays dont have problem charging them.
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I heard that special attention needed to be used in maintenance and charging of the IB cells, is this true, and is there a charger that might be better suited for the IB cells
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I currently use an Integy 16x9v6. Wondering if I should upgrade for incoming IB 3800 cells.
Yeah you should be fine just make sure you set your temp for around 120-125 deg. Farenheit.
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Look here for more info...

http://www.promatchracing.com/faq.htm
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I heard that special attention needed to be used in maintenance and charging of the IB cells, is this true, and is there a charger that might be better suited for the IB cells

as long as you dont dead short your IBs you should be just fine.
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True, I do know some who deadshort them and claim they have had good luck and I have known some that have not. Best advice like dakrat said don't do it.
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Yeah you should be fine just make sure you set your temp for around 120-125 deg. Farenheit.
Hey promatchrcr

I think my Integy has thermo wires that are attached to the main charging leads. I have never known what they were used for as they are not attached directly to the charger, nor is there any where in the charger programing to input the temp. It is because of this that I believe my charger does not monitor temperature.

What would be a good charger that does monitor temperature.

Thanks for you help.
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The least expencive charger that does a real nice job is the Durataxx ICE charger or the Orion Advantage. Both do Lipo now and they both have the Temp and step charging features.

Now as far as IB3800 and Deadshort goes....
I got the newer cells from EA Motorsports...the second or third generation cells, not the first few batches.
OK....so here it goes.
I have five packs.
I have deadshorted since day one.
Same goes for my 3 Fusion 3700 packs.
The IBs does great with Deadshort, no problems at all...But here is the BUT that I have with any deadshorting...
You need to have a charger that has a Peak Lock. I use the Much More Cell masters and they do great usign the step charge features as they are peack locked for the first two stages...
Now as far as the Integy chargers...I didn;t like the one I had the 16X5...it alwas overheated my cells...
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Hey promatchrcr

I think my Integy has thermo wires that are attached to the main charging leads. I have never known what they were used for as they are not attached directly to the charger, nor is there any where in the charger programing to input the temp. It is because of this that I believe my charger does not monitor temperature.

What would be a good charger that does monitor temperature.

Thanks for you help.
a cheap alternative would be a temp gun. about 20-30 bucks and is more accurate IMO.
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anyone know the latest date codes for the ib3800?
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The 16x9 will work just fine with the IB3800's. All U have to do is make sure that the cutoff is set as low as it can go. For that charger it is 3mv/c. I have one and thats what I use. I also have it charge at 6 amps, 3mv/c, and turn off trickle charge. The little wire thats attached to the alligator clips helps the charger get a more accurate voltage reading.
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Thanks all for the input
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