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Old 01-12-2006, 12:31 PM   #4036
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Performance wise! the IB cells are the way to go,and they aren't near as picky as what your being told,also they are plenty durable.There care and charge routine are very simple,1-equalize 2-charge 3-race 4-dump 5-store,just that simple.People are making out like the IB's are some kind of terrible monster that has to handled like a fragile little baby,it's just not true.
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Old 01-13-2006, 03:29 PM   #4037
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I have PM 4 cell 3800's. I use a Duratrax ice with temp probe and LRP Pulsar two. I can not get a full charge into my batteries with either charger. Does anyone know what my chargers MV settings should be? I am lost! Thanks
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Old 01-13-2006, 03:39 PM   #4038
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I charge my IB3800 4-cell packs @ 6A with a 20mV dropback and a 115F temp cutoff.

Just rember that the IB packs don't respond well to dead shorting. super low voltage equalization. I have noticed that just about all the guys I see with the equalizer trays with a .1V or lower cutoff have been experiencing early charge false peaks when they leave their packs in the tray for extended periods of time.

I would recommend that you use a try like the old PM trays, the new tekin or if you are using the fancy novak tray that you set the cutoff to .4V - .7V. If you use one of the cheaper trays like I do, don't tray your packs until you are ready to charge them for the next run.

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Old 01-13-2006, 03:46 PM   #4039
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Use the Tekin tray,and use a 6 amp charge and set your MV to whatever gets you to 130 degrees at peak,probably will be around 20-30 MV,115 degrees is way to low.
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For the first time I used the IB 3800's this past weekend. They were outstanding. More than enough power and very long run time. After each round I had more runtime and still had the power that i started off with. Once again Pro Match has outsone themselves. Very good cells!! and Im very pleased 1.209 Voltage and about 490 sec.
I charged them at 6 amps with a 25 mV. This finished them at exactly 130 F. Thats a 6 cell pack not 4 cel, just to let you know.
I also got my Tekin tray yesterday. Gonna try it out tonight to just refresh my other 3300 packs.
Great job Pro Match!!

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Old 01-13-2006, 04:37 PM   #4041
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I charge my IB3800 4-cell packs @ 6A with a 20mV dropback and a 115F temp cutoff.

Just rember that the IB packs don't respond well to dead shorting. super low voltage equalization. I have noticed that just about all the guys I see with the equalizer trays with a .1V or lower cutoff have been experiencing early charge false peaks when they leave their packs in the tray for extended periods of time.

I would recommend that you use a try like the old PM trays, the new tekin or if you are using the fancy novak tray that you set the cutoff to .4V - .7V. If you use one of the cheaper trays like I do, don't tray your packs until you are ready to charge them for the next run.

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Thank you for the info guys, I will try it....
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Old 01-13-2006, 08:19 PM   #4042
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Got a couple ? for everybody
How many guys are going to Snowbirds and what classes are you running
Also is anybody that is going looking for a place to stay I have a 2 bedroom Villa that is less than 1/2 mile from the race Hotel I am looking for a few ppl to share the cost It will be about $30 a person or less It includes a full kitchen and living room Basically it is a 2 bedroom house

They last ? is does anybody have a 12th scale road car they are looking to trade off for ??
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:52 AM   #4043
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Morning folks, gotta move this thing up....
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you try the ProMatch IP batteries yet? btw... i got a new revision on your logo
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No I haven't yet, I need to get a few and see how I like them. I will try and catch you online tonight and we can talk about the logo.
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Hey guys,
Quick question, would you recomend me charging, discharging, and equalizing my IB3800's when they've been sitting for about 2 weeks? I have about a little less than 10 min of charge on them. I have a race this weekend, or should i just go to the track equalize them then charge them up? Any help, advice on how to store, ect. I would appreciate it.

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Hi Thought I would take a minute to stop in and say hello! Sorry, haven't been here in a while.

ASM- I had such a great time, I am going to miss "hanging" out with all you guys!! Oh, the stories......

promatchrcr- heard a rumor you called today, is this true?? and if so where did you get our number did you have to look it up??????????

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Hey guys,
Quick question, would you recomend me charging, discharging, and equalizing my IB3800's when they've been sitting for about 2 weeks? I have about a little less than 10 min of charge on them. I have a race this weekend, or should i just go to the track equalize them then charge them up? Any help, advice on how to store, ect. I would appreciate it.

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since you are soo close to the weekend, my vote is no. also 2 weeks of sittign around really does not hurt when you had 10min of charge still in them. I would discharge and then equalize before you charge.
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