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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:05 AM
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Hi,

No point in making it commercial. You can buy it at HobbyKing for USD40. :-) It is a very simple circuit. No manufacturer would pay for it.

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This meter has been discussed a few times....

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...8&postcount=18

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=509

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...9&postcount=91

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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:07 AM
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Hm, typical for them, I reckon.
Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:27 PM
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Tried again and got the HK link. HOW DO YOU DELETE POSTS IN HERE?


Link doesn't work for me. HK says it's trying to access a page that no longer exists.


Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Tried again and got the HK link. HOW DO YOU DELETE POSTS IN HERE?


Link doesn't work for me. HK says it's trying to access a page that no longer exists.
I wouldn't worry about it, the meter is a heap anyway. If you want something that gives you meaningful results have a look at this thread. Available at a couple of places in the States I believe, or direct from the designer and manufacturer.
Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:51 PM
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Hm, typical for them, I reckon.
Right you are JS!

Unfortunately, one does not have to have any clue as to what he is doing to design and market a product. Fortunately, the 7 in 1 meter has many other features that are seemingly correctly implemented and will provide the end-user with some utility.

The IR function will be marginally useful for really small packs with high IR but will be completely useless for high performance lipolys. For these, one of the proven tools (Wayne Giles' ESR Meter, FMA or iCharger charger) that employs 4-wire measurement is required.

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Old Jan 04, 2013, 03:59 PM
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Hi:

Where is the definition of the Figure of Merit (FOM)?

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Old Jan 04, 2013, 04:02 PM
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Jim it's in the link in post #4

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...6#post17452835

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 05:44 AM
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Can I calculate IR from this graph?
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3469/nano6650adc.jpg

Start voltage is 8,40V and Load is about 62Amps Voltage drops somewhere 7,7-7,6Volts

Capacity is 6.6Ah
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I recently purchased an ARF from Value Hobby, and noticed they had three different "models" of 3s 1300 packs for sale on the site (a 30C, a 40C, and an Elite 40C, wow!). I ordered one of each out of curiosity to evaluate their performance. Data here.

Unless they improve with age and cycles, I am quite unimpressed with their current "true C" rating of approximately half of the label rating.
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I recently purchased an ARF from Value Hobby, and noticed they had three different "models" of 3s 1300 packs for sale on the site (a 30C, a 40C, and an Elite 40C, wow!). I ordered one of each out of curiosity to evaluate their performance. Data here.

Unless they improve with age and cycles, I am quite unimpressed with their current "true C" rating of approximately half of the label rating.
Ah.......the "Wayneometer", I love mine very much!

I have yet to discover any lipo (commercially available) with a "true C" of over 30. That being said, todays lipo batteries are a lot better than what we had 6 years ago and cost a lot less! Also, please keep in mind that lipo "sellers" do not tell us the methodology by which they grade their lipos! Their definition of 30C and our definition of 30C may be different!

I say sellers cause we sure ain't buying them from the manufacturers!

Michael (if your not fryin, your not tryin!)
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Article published in Model Aviation Canada


Here's a short article I wrote for the January 2013 edition of Model Aviation Canada capturing the essence of this thread in a size limited by the publisher.

Enjoy...
Old Mar 10, 2013, 02:33 PM
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Thanks for posting!
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Mike--Nothing comes up except links to other one-line posts. But no data.
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Mike--Nothing comes up except links to other one-line posts. But no data.
It came right up for me! I saved it and then opened it and read it, no problem!

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It's a PDF so you need the latest version of Acrobat to read it. Fortunately Acrobat reader is free: http://get.adobe.com/reader

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