Originally Posted by jeffbhhs
I also thought of another question...When it is doing the 5 amp linear discharge is that 5 amps per cell or is it simply 5 amps for the entire pack...The thing that has me confused is why it only does 5 amps if the ib 4200s and other top of the line batteries recommend 30 amp discharge.. Thanks again Jeff
Normally it means entire pack will be discharge at 5 Amp.
You need Turbo GFX or Pro Track chargers to qualify up to 35 Amp discharging.
High amp discharging allows you to know the packs are good or not for real racing condition by looking at average voltage & seconds during discharging period.
In case you buy GFX, never discharge a full capacity IB4200 cells beyond 25 Amp. The cells become so hot and naked...... probably it gets internal damage. Only half capacity ( lets say after 5 min of use ) you can safely discharge to 30A or even 35A.
And Tamiya plugs will melt if you discharge above 10A. You need Deans or Banana plugs.