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Old 02-05-2006, 09:15 AM   #241
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Does anyone have link to Orions site where they have the info about the packs. I can't seem to find my way around their site at all.
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Old 02-05-2006, 09:37 AM   #242
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Old 02-05-2006, 02:50 PM   #243
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I think with 10A discharge and the result are avg 7.1 volt and 3180 mAh it must be pretty old pack.
Regarding to this remark I can add that the pack has indeed seen some action but it is not yet worn out.
The internal resistance is quite good and it gives excellent power.

I can however also give you the discharge data from when it was brand new:
+ average voltage was 7.21
+ discharged capacity was 3.404 Mah
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Old 02-05-2006, 02:53 PM   #244
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I keep seeing people discussing discharging the cells. I thought there was no need to discharge them.
There is indeed no need to discharge them according to everything I have read also, but I wanted to do some testing before I used them.
That way I know a little what to expect when I get the chance to use them on the track.

I am still curious if there will be a noticable power increase or not. Capacity wise I am no longer doubting that there will be a significant increase, power wise I hope also but I would already be happy with the same power as from the GP3700 cells. Off course more power is always welcome
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Old 02-05-2006, 04:09 PM   #245
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There is indeed no need to discharge them according to everything I have read also, but I wanted to do some testing before I used them.
That way I know a little what to expect when I get the chance to use them on the track.

I am still curious if there will be a noticable power increase or not. Capacity wise I am no longer doubting that there will be a significant increase, power wise I hope also but I would already be happy with the same power as from the GP3700 cells. Off course more power is always welcome
Its interesting to note that after a 5 min stock race, I can bring in my IB3800s and put them on my pulsar to discharge at 10 amps, and the voltage is still above 8.0 volts for about 30 seconds. The average voltage thing kinda throws people off, because the pack produces significanly more voltage for the first half of the discharge curve. SO a fresh IB3800 starts out a race well above 8.0 volts (under load)
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Old 02-06-2006, 12:09 AM   #246
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There is indeed no need to discharge them according to everything I have read also, but I wanted to do some testing before I used them.
That way I know a little what to expect when I get the chance to use them on the track.

I am still curious if there will be a noticable power increase or not. Capacity wise I am no longer doubting that there will be a significant increase, power wise I hope also but I would already be happy with the same power as from the GP3700 cells. Off course more power is always welcome
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Old 02-06-2006, 12:09 AM   #247
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Old 02-06-2006, 12:24 AM   #248
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Its interesting to note that after a 5 min stock race, I can bring in my IB3800s and put them on my pulsar to discharge at 10 amps, and the voltage is still above 8.0 volts for about 30 seconds. The average voltage thing kinda throws people off, because the pack produces significanly more voltage for the first half of the discharge curve. SO a fresh IB3800 starts out a race well above 8.0 volts (under load)
Hello pitcrew,

That is very strange because I have logged the entire discharge curve of my GP3700 cells and after five minutes the pack is down to 7.64V at a discharge rate of 10A. The Lipo is down to 7.69V at the same time.
In fact the GP3700 only stays above 8V for about 1 minute while discharging.

Off course there is a difference in measurement. When you measure something with a charger there can be a considerable difference with the measurement of a digital multimeter. All my measurements on the discharge curve are done with a multimeter linked to my computer and then taking one measurement every five seconds.
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Old 02-07-2006, 01:06 PM   #249
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Where have you purchased your Lipo, looks like they are sold out !
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Old 02-07-2006, 02:03 PM   #250
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Stormerhobbies.com has them in stock, also they have the Team Peak platinum edition (same as orion, prettier sticker ). KThobbies.com has the peak 4800's to, for $137.99, and ships USPS! I have nothing but praise for these batteries, I hope orion is working with the sanctioning bodies to have them on the lists for next year. Fingers crossed.
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If your shop does not have them in stock make sure they order them. We are shipping more packs today!
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I hope orion is working with the sanctioning bodies to have them on the lists for next year. Fingers crossed.
Can someone talk to the BRCA..

I was told, wrong chemistry wrong size wrong voltage
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Oh one other, wrong price

But don't they work out cheaper in the long run
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10 times the lifespan, read:

http://www.teamorion.com/news.asp?id=460
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I hope orion is working with the sanctioning bodies to have them on the lists for next year. Fingers crossed.
I doubt that will happen. You have to have the name Trinity behind you to get new cells legalized that quickly. If Trinity has a new cell/motor technology, it gets legalized in record time. Other companies have to wait their due time.

And this isn't coming from one of those Trinity bashers...

Its just what I've observed.


Thankfully, I don't give a crap about sanctioning, all I want to do is run at my local club races.
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