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Old 04-04-2005, 09:04 PM   #871
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I bought equalizers the other day and after I put the fusion packs on them I saw a huge difference in the race and got me a win!
Keep up the great work John.

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Old 04-04-2005, 09:22 PM   #872
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I am starting to dig out from moving my home!!!


I am going to run 190 and 200mm this summer, paying less attention to 1.8 on road.

The weather looks like it might break here in the northeast! Cant wait!
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Old 04-04-2005, 09:24 PM   #873
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I've never been happier than I am with Fusion Batt's. I won the Michigan State Carpet Oval Championship recently with Fusion Batteries.
I race a MF2 modified for LTO. 19t
Won the A-main and was TQ.

Goin' back this weekend to defend my title!


Way back at the beginning of this thread somebody wrote "I like being asked what my speed secret is". Touche'!

Hey John, we need some hats!
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Old 04-04-2005, 09:26 PM   #874
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Hey John, we need some hats!

And some shirts!!!
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Hello, I was third at the 1st round of the french touring championship after a long battle. If you want to know more, go to www.overrc.com, see u
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John,

I think you should get T-shirts made also in Black and Medium Blue Color. The Fusion Logo would look good on there and I tend to get messy with traction compound all over my white shirt.

Also you need to think of a logo or illustration to put on the back of the shirts like a GP3300 or GP3700 cell labelled giving off tons of energy or something like that.
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you just never know what we got up our sleeves around here!!!!!!
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John M., did you get my PM or e-mail... -JB
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No I didint get either. I was working on a new computer.

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Old 04-06-2005, 07:59 AM   #881
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I run my Fusion batteries in my B/T 3/4 and my TC3. I love em as they give me lots of power. I was reading Chris's comments on ways to get better power out of them. I'm a tad confused. I have a n Indi Octane-2 battery tray and a discharge tree w/lightbulbs and a 5.4 cutoff box. How can I best use these to keep getting boocoo power out of my cells?

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I charge them hard, say 8amps. Run them. Discharge on that Integy charge till they are flat, 0.0V. Then dead short them. Leave them shorted till I use them again.
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Hi Red,

First let me tell you how I would do it, then I'll tell you why.

After racing if I had your equip. I'd discharge using your light tree and 5.4v cutoff, you don't want to be going lower than 5.4 (6.0 is even better) as you risk reversing a cell. When this is done, put them away. On the night before the race put your cells on your tray for a couple of hours (depending on how fast your tray discharges). This will "pre equalise" them. On the morning of the race put your first cells on the tray (really helps if you have two or even three trays). Leave them there until you take them off to charge. When you charge them you should get easily over 4000Mah depending on the label numbers and how old they are. My 3300's used get over 4200 in every time and I have been into the 4300's quite a few times.

The reason I do not dead short.
I have heard of people having trouble with thier cells when dead shorting, I'm not keen on the idea of leaving the cell voltage depressed foor too long of a period of time.

The reason I don't equalise until the day before I race.
NiMh's will naturally discharge. If you equalise a week before you race you may be leaving the cells with really low voltage which is only going to get lower. From this point, the reasoning above comes into play.

You will find that when comparing to not equalising you should get around 20-30 seconds more run time at 30 amps. Equalising and having a cutoff at a predetermined voltage does not get you much benefit unless that voltage is maintained and not allowed to recover for at least a couple of hours.

This is what I do and I have seen and done a few tests to proove that this works. But as always, do what works for you best.

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Let me get this straight:

Discharge them down with the tree until just before the cut off kicks in (~6.0 v), let them sit until the night before I race. That night put them on the tray overnight until the race, then take them off and charge them. Is that right?

The cells are less than two months(ish) old. All of them came from John @ 1.18 or better. How many amps should I be charging them at? I have an Intellipeak Ice charger and it gives me the option of selecting a peak sensitivity (0-0.9 mV). What should I use?
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Red,

no I would not leave them on overnight, just for a few hours. Put them back on the tray when you get to the race and leave them on the tray until you need to take them off to charge. (don't do this with practice packs, not worth it).

There is a lot of theories about amp charge rate, I use Multi phasic charging right now I'm doing 5/7/5 but straight 5 or 6 should be ok.

I don't know much about the Mv cutoff settings, I use .03 for a 4 cell pack and .05 for a 6 cell pack.

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