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Old 07-23-2005, 11:08 AM   #3601
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I was just thinking, and I wanted to make sure I have correct charging settings.

My settings are in general 5.0A and 3mV/C. Is the peak-detection setting a good one? I've had some problem with this in the past before I got some quality cells, and I have been told this is a good setting. Just wanted to check in on it. Thanks guys
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Old 07-24-2005, 11:00 AM   #3602
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I will get it all fixed up tomorrow morning for you.
You got mail..... I need 3 stick packs ASAP for this coming Sunday......
What do you have in stock that can be shipped to Virginia ASAP?

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Old 07-25-2005, 01:35 AM   #3603
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I was just thinking, and I wanted to make sure I have correct charging settings.

My settings are in general 5.0A and 3mV/C. Is the peak-detection setting a good one? I've had some problem with this in the past before I got some quality cells, and I have been told this is a good setting. Just wanted to check in on it. Thanks guys
yup.. you have good safe settings. a vast majority of the guys charge at 6amps if they're running stock.
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Old 07-25-2005, 08:47 AM   #3604
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My charger is "per pack" instead of "per cell", but I have been charging at 6 amps, 10mv cutoff without any problems - don't know if this was good or bad, but I haven't had any problems with the batteries at this setting.

Good time to ask this question - in hotter weather, should that cutoff be set higher or lower? This past weekend was CRAZY hot here, and I kept these settings without problem - mainly becuase I didn't know which way would be better to go.
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This is leading off-topic, but I have yet another question.

Is it alright to power your charger using the battery in your automotive? Everyone at my track does including myself. I've heard that these batteries give off bad spikes of energy?! I have my charger set at 5a, but when connected to an auto battery, it only reaches 4.7. Shouldn't it be reaching higher?
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Old 07-27-2005, 04:30 AM   #3606
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I guess if you have no other choice....A car battery is a dirty power source; you really need to get a clean power supply.
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Old 07-28-2005, 06:17 PM   #3607
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PM girl.....

No batteries today...
If my 4 packs are not here tomorrow I will not be able to use them this weekend....
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Old 07-28-2005, 09:43 PM   #3608
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A car battery is a dirty power source; you really need to get a clean power supply.

i have never tried using a car battery, but i'm just curious, 'cause i heard before that car batteries are the "cleanest" source of DC power.
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Erika.. sent ya a PM

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Old 07-29-2005, 02:43 AM   #3610
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i have never tried using a car battery, but i'm just curious, 'cause i heard before that car batteries are the "cleanest" source of DC power.

I would think the same thing as with a car battery there is no way to get any AC ripple at all. I also don't see how you could get a surge with a battery since there is nothing adding energy to the battery.
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I am basing my answer off of what I was told by someone in the industry that I trust to know much more on this subject than myself.. I guess it is based on the fact that alot of people will crank and run their cars as well to keep the battery charged and that is possibly the reason. I still firmly believe that you can't beat a good quality power supply. The Competition Electronics PS is great since it is so clean. The same power supply is used for highend CB basestations and HAM radio equip. which calls for very clean DC power.
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Old 07-29-2005, 03:36 AM   #3612
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Happy Friday everybody I want to take this opportunity to inform you that Neil Rabarra is back in the States safe and sound. His cell number is the same so if you want to call him, go for it. Thanks Neil.

Sooooooo....what's new?
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On the car battery thing - I think that a car battery (if disconnected from the car) would be a cleaner 12v supply than even a good power supply. As Scott Fisher said, there is nothing to induce any AC ripple or cause surges.

However - I don't know how long I would expect a car battery to last powering high amp chargers and stuff, and if you leave it in the car with the car running, you have re-introduced the problem of surges, etc.

As good as the newer power supplies are, (as promatchrcr said) and as reasonably as they are priced, and as easy as they are to carry (especially compared to a car battery) - I don't know why you would want to lug around a car battery instead of a power supply.

Theoretically - the car battery should be better.
Real World - power supply wins...
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Old 07-29-2005, 11:02 AM   #3615
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G'day Fellas,

Andrew Selvaggi here, PMR driver in Australia, just got my new 3700's that i'll be running at the worlds in like a weeks time, would like to say that these are beautiful packs with great numbers.

My hats off to PMR for offering literally the worlds best cells!!!
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