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Old 02-15-2004, 02:15 AM   #3601
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You said that,

Unfortunately I have a 70 dollar charger right now. and since i just poured 150 in to the batteries and 60 in the discharger so i wont be able to get a better charger for a whlie.

This is the charger I have,Super Brain 959

Is there any way to properly use my charger with the Fukuyama's? My plan was to charge the new Fukuyama 's I just got at 1 amp.

Feed back would be greatly appreciated, I dont want to waste my 150 dollar battery investment.

Thanks.
this charger will not physically hurt your packs, but it will not deliever the ultimate performance since the highest charge rate is 4.5A

and you definitely need to change your plan as 1 amp will do you no good, you will need almost 4 hours to charge a pack and the pack will be flatter than the strips at airports
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Old 02-15-2004, 05:00 AM   #3602
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I just got the Eagle Racing CDC 6.0b charger and would like to know what to set each of the settings on to charge the GP3300 matched packs.
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Old 02-15-2004, 05:41 AM   #3603
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took top honors last night in stock buggy ....i was using the power cube sells and Anonymous motors....great combo...more speed down the straight and more torque out of the corners then everyone else...thanks Fukuyama for making great packs...i even save my 1.174 packs now cuz my power cube has more then enough juice
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Old 02-15-2004, 08:41 AM   #3604
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For the new 3300's you want to charge them at 4.5 amps, with 50mv. Everything else should be setup fine for it.
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Old 02-15-2004, 08:55 AM   #3605
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Hey John(jkerr),

You said that,

Unfortunately I have a 70 dollar charger right now. and since i just poured 150 in to the batteries and 60 in the discharger so i wont be able to get a better charger for a whlie.

This is the charger I have,Super Brain 959

Is there any way to properly use my charger with the Fukuyama's? My plan was to charge the new Fukuyama 's I just got at 1 amp.

Feed back would be greatly appreciated, I dont want to waste my 150 dollar battery investment.

Thanks.
You really need to not charge @ 1 amp. Like Fire said, it'll take for ever and you will have no punch or power. Charge them @ 4.5 amps since that's as high as that charger goes. The problem I always had with that charger was the false peaking with any NiMh cells, be it Sanyo 3000's or GP3300's. What you need to do with that charger is charge @ 4.5 amps. I can't remember if the delta peak setting on that charger is accross the pack or per cell. But set it to where it's about 50mv accross the pack. If the charger false peaks, just start it again and continue to restart the charge until the pack is good and warm. The only reason I said a cheap charger could hurt your packs is I also had a charger that did the opposite. It would never peak. Just kept pumping juce into them. That'll kill your cells quickly!
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Old 02-15-2004, 06:03 PM   #3606
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YESSS!!!! I just got back from racing with my new fukuyama packs (1.15). And I got 1st place bmain, and advanced to a-main!! With my new packs Im now running with the fastest guys there! Before I was running with the slowest due to bad batteries.

And I can even notice a difference between my 1.15 fukuyama packs and my 1.16 pro match packs.....fukuyama is a lot faster, and my pro-match's wire just fell off (bought it assembled)!!

I shouldve got a print out of my times, but thanks to your AWESOME packs I got the fastest lap out of the entire b-main (11.7). Most the fast guys are running around 11 seconds average so Im doing great!

Once again THANK YOU so much!!
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That's great. Glad to see you're getting results.
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Old 02-15-2004, 06:10 PM   #3608
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The charger seemed to charge them fine. I will, in the future, charge them with settings of 4.5 amps, 50mv, 3400mah (this high enough?). Taht way Im sure to get at least 3300mah out of it.

As long as I peaked them right before each heat, I was fast fast fast.
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Those settings sound good. If you have some way to measure the temps, check the just as they peak. You should be around 135* depending on the outside temp. http://www.tempgun.com/ is a good place to get a good temp gun for a great price. That's the one I've got.
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Alright, Ill just borrow someones at the track nextime. Thanks!
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Actually, if you're only able to charge @ 4.5 amps, they probably won't reach over 115 to 120. I usually charge @ 6 amps and that will get the cells good and toasty
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Old 02-15-2004, 06:33 PM   #3612
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They seem to be catching up fine with other people who charge at 6. I will charge at 6 once I get the pulsar sport.
In about a week or two Ill have that $100 (work!!)
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Here's a cool (imo) background I just made out of a photo I just took at our track today. Let me know what you think. Maybe you can even put it on the fukuyama website (like home page and have monthly calendars, kinda like www.hpiracing.com ).



*if only it was more clear! next time Ill take the picture in a higher res*
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hey dan......

thanks for the tips to build the packs....

i've built my pack.....i think i did a good job once i built a battery pack for the first time.....i promise a better job next times!!!
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I TRIED TO ATTACH ANOTHER PIC BUT THE FILE SEEMS TO BE CORRUPTED......
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