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Old 10-23-2003, 05:56 PM   #1066
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i ran my new fuku packs last week and that worked great (my driving is another story ), but i charged them on my Reedy Quasar Pro at 6amp and 3 mV cut-off per cell (18mV/pack) and they peaked at 8.0 - 8.3 volts at 114*-120* F. They had more power than my other cells but i think i could use more power, but my esc isnt set right for stock yet. should i bump the cut-off up to 5 or more?
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Old 10-23-2003, 06:05 PM   #1067
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I will have some bucks for a couple of more packs on Halloween. Just in time!!

Great batteries, going racing Sunday with the FU packs!

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i ran my new fuku packs last week and that worked great (my driving is another story ), but i charged them on my Reedy Quasar Pro at 6amp and 3 mV cut-off per cell (18mV/pack) and they peaked at 8.0 - 8.3 volts at 114*-120* F. They had more power than my other cells but i think i could use more power, but my esc isnt set right for stock yet. should i bump the cut-off up to 5 or more?
Most definately, you would want to increase the peak detect. What charger are you running?

duh, I wasn't reading. LOL..

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Old 10-23-2003, 06:44 PM   #1069
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I have the reedy charger and 3mv should be fine you can go to 4 but I tried 5mv like I would with my old mill, and they got really really really hot and I was on 3300 mode, so for now i chagre at 3-4mv and 3000 mode with no problems.
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Old 10-23-2003, 06:45 PM   #1070
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No, sorry Brandon, I don't mean you. LOL

I just put a pack of the mid 1.18s together for testing since I had two of the same laying around and one will go to the drawing next month. And low and behold! I did a cycle on the pack charged at 6 amps with a peak of .05, cool down of 18 minutes and discharge at 30 amps and this is what I got from the readings on a Turbo GFX:

Avg Volt: 7.128
RIR: 84

THIS IS INSANE! that's higher then what the label states!! its 1.188 on the richter scale! and the RIR is so low it's not even funny! considering that the packs have been soldered so resistance should move up some but taking 84 divided by 6 cells and I've got 14 RIR including the resistance from the solder.! Man! I'll be running this pack on Sunday!


I don't know who the lucky guy is going to be when we do the drawing next month but whoever he is, I suggest you not race him. LOL!

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P.S. just thought you'd like to know.
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Old 10-23-2003, 07:12 PM   #1071
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Alvin....you'll like the cells. I'll see you on Saturday! Racing Indoors this winter?

WYD - 6 packs of Fukuyama cells? You have more than I....I better order more

Dan - That's an insane pack....The winner is really gonna love that one.
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I have the reedy charger and 3mv should be fine you can go to 4 but I tried 5mv like I would with my old mill, and they got really really really hot and I was on 3300 mode, so for now i chagre at 3-4mv and 3000 mode with no problems.
That's interesting. I charge mine with a 5mV peak in NiCad linear mode, and I have no trouble at all. The second charge of the day is 3mV, as directed. After 2 cycles, they go back in the box for the next day.

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Old 10-23-2003, 08:38 PM   #1073
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On my pitbull i charged mine at 6amp and 0.016V delta peak and the pack peaked at 9.25V with 37XX mAh, that seems way off from everyone's number
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by John Fontaine
[B]Alvin....you'll like the cells. I'll see you on Saturday! Racing Indoors this winter?

After reading all the posts in this forum I am really excited to see how they perform this weekend. Yes, I will be racing indoors in the winter.
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Old 10-23-2003, 10:45 PM   #1075
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Ok, from the Fukuyama guys, I charge at 3-4mV per cell right?

This is on a Millennium, not the pro, but the original one, the lowest that it will go is 4mV, but that is only 24mV per pack, not 50...



PS haven't built my packs yet, because I am waiting for some battery bars, haven't had time to go to the hobby shop for bars...

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Old 10-23-2003, 10:51 PM   #1076
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Bubbles.

A lot of my frineds that had the old Millenium had problems charging the 3300's last year. They were getting a lot of False Peaks and Overcharging. They also had problems with the 3000UMH Cells. You may want to dump that charger and buy the newer one or a LRP Charger.
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Jimmy and daniel,

my 4-cell Omega pack was unreal!!! IIn the A-Main I only charged it about 30 minutes (Should have been 36 minutes) and ran it like that. i ran all 8 minutes and I am not lying-I had the fastest car in a straight line-faster even than Dunnigan, Lonegran, etc. Of course they all out drive me by a country mile!!!

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I have had no problems charging UMH's, or 3300's for that matter...

So now I think that I should get the new Millennium

It is the best intrest for the cells right?
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Old 10-23-2003, 11:07 PM   #1079
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Ok, from the Fukuyama guys, I charge at 3-4mV per cell right?

This is on a Millennium, not the pro, but the original one, the lowest that it will go is 4mV, but that is only 24mV per pack, not 50...



PS haven't built my packs yet, because I am waiting for some battery bars, haven't had time to go to the hobby shop for bars...
I charge my packs with a 4mv cutoff and it works well. Went up to 5 and it seemed that it was overheating the packs, any lower and you dont get the peak power...
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Bubbles. I just got the LRP competition charger and I like it a lot. Very adjustable and the couple of cycles I ran some other 3300's on they've charged perfectly set at 30mv (5 per cell.) Plus it's got a motor run in. Even though I generally love Novak products, for a little more $ for the LRP I think you get a lot more than you get with the Millenium Pro.
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