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Old 08-21-2004, 06:59 PM   #1981
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Old 08-21-2004, 10:39 PM   #1982
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I got the cell deirct from promatch I mainly race 1/12th but also do a little TC got the cells for the Worlds in October so I will miss the first 3 Nationals of the BRCA season.
Found the cells to be very good and have had no problems with them at all.

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Old 08-22-2004, 06:52 AM   #1984
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PMR Girl - It has been nice chatting on here with you. Good luck with everything.
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Old 08-22-2004, 03:11 PM   #1985
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Went racing this sunday
Down barham using 1.166 club cells(promatch) i came with in 5 secs of the track record i done a 310.85(record is 305.00)
I thought that was pretty good. using the x-ray fk.
I have been using these same cells since april they must off had around 50 charges through them so they are holding up very well indeed
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Old 08-22-2004, 10:00 PM   #1986
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Good Afternoon Guys!!! Thought I would stop in here and let you all know that I am no longer at Pro-Match. We (my family) are moving to Champaign,Illinois (yes, where Horizon Hobby is located). I had planned on staying at Pro-Match for a bit longer but we are moving sooner than expected and I have many many things to do. I will still stop in here and see what's up and see how everyone is doing, so don't think you are rid of me that easy. I wish you all the best of luck in both your personal lives and of course in racing.
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Old 08-22-2004, 10:01 PM   #1987
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how long would you say these packs last, what about storing them for a couple months
I'm still running packs that are over a year old. They are for practice but still holding my own on the track.
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Hi,

I have just purchased two packs of Promatch GP3300 and have experienced an issue with charging.

On the first charge, both packs repeatedly false peaked and I had to set the cut-off much higher than I normally would to get them to accept a full charge (12mv per cell instead of 5mv). I was careful to monitor both packs so they did not overcharge and get hot.

On the second cycle, I was able to set the charger (Mill Pro) on the regular Nimh setting and the packs did not false peak. Dissappointingly, both packs topped out with just under 3000mah. In addition, the peak voltage on the charger was much higher than I would have expected on new packs, about 9.12 volts.

Other brand GPs I've had (Orion & Fantom) did not false peak and took about 3600 to 3700mah on their first few cycles.

I am hoping this is perhaps just a characteristic of the cell or matching process and they will come good after a few more cycles?

Hope someone out there can put my mind at ease!

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Try going higher on the sensitivity. It is quite low.
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You will be missed Erika, you are the best!!

Who do I speak with now? I have an order coming up
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Thanks for everything Erika. !!!
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Hi,

I have just purchased two packs of Promatch GP3300 and have experienced an issue with charging.

On the first charge, both packs repeatedly false peaked and I had to set the cut-off much higher than I normally would to get them to accept a full charge (12mv per cell instead of 5mv). I was careful to monitor both packs so they did not overcharge and get hot.

On the second cycle, I was able to set the charger (Mill Pro) on the regular Nimh setting and the packs did not false peak. Dissappointingly, both packs topped out with just under 3000mah. In addition, the peak voltage on the charger was much higher than I would have expected on new packs, about 9.12 volts.

Other brand GPs I've had (Orion & Fantom) did not false peak and took about 3600 to 3700mah on their first few cycles.

I am hoping this is perhaps just a characteristic of the cell or matching process and they will come good after a few more cycles?

Hope someone out there can put my mind at ease!

Thanks,
Scotty P.
I've noticed a similar thing, I bought 2 lots of promatch packs, 3 packs (1.160-1.164 assembled) direct from usa and 3 packs (1.165-1.169 loose) from hong kong.

All packs peaked at just over 4000 on the first charge (using 3mv/cell peak), but on their second and third charges they only took in between 3200 and 3400 using a 5mv/cell peak.... all packs were equalized to .9v/cell...

should i be concerned? should i just cycle them a few more times and hope for better numbers? should i try a higher peak detect setting ? (they dont seem to be getting too hot)

the charger is an eagle cdc 6b, charging at 5A.
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I would suggest you contact Pro Match customer service through their web site to resolve your issues. It is probably something set incorrectly in your charging profile, or if there is a problem with the pack they have an unbeatalbe warrenty and stand behind it.

I personaly charge my promatch packs at 6 amps with a 5 - 10mV peack detection ( not 5-10 per cell but 5-10 total for a 6 cell pack) and have never had a false peack. From my experience an equalized newer pack should take in about 3500 - 4000mA on a charge with about a 200 - 300mA drop on the 2nd charge.

If you are using the eagle or integy charger be careful when setting the peack detection, most of thease chargers set the peak per cell; i.e. 3mV X 6 cells = 12mV total. If the peak detection is too high you are likely to vent the cells and lose capaicity.
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Old 08-23-2004, 02:40 PM   #1993
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Erika, good luck! I know you and Em will stay in touch so I know I will still be talking to you. TTYL
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This is a bit scary you have in your posession the same race kit as me eagle cdc,3pk,promatch batts,paradigm, x-ray fk

Any way new batts will take around 4000 on first charge then after 2-3 charges settle down to 3750-3890 (roughly)
My eagle is set as this 5.5a,4mvc=24mvp,peak-9.2,
I use a trinity real/t 2 board i take them off as the lights go out,
If they are not getting to hot then up the delta peak from 3mvc to 5mvc.

Also what do they feel like on the track, anydifference? Do you fan them?
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I've noticed a similar thing, I bought 2 lots of promatch packs, 3 packs (1.160-1.164 assembled) direct from usa and 3 packs (1.165-1.169 loose) from hong kong.

All packs peaked at just over 4000 on the first charge (using 3mv/cell peak), but on their second and third charges they only took in between 3200 and 3400 using a 5mv/cell peak.... all packs were equalized to .9v/cell...

should i be concerned? should i just cycle them a few more times and hope for better numbers? should i try a higher peak detect setting ? (they dont seem to be getting too hot)

the charger is an eagle cdc 6b, charging at 5A.
The delta peak could still be too low causing false peaks.
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