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Old 10-13-2007, 08:36 AM   #1
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Default Cycling Batteries!!

I have been running LIPO so cycling doesn't need to be done from what I know. But I have just been able to land a good deal on new batteries. Some Matched IB4200 is what I got a good deal on.

What do you guys mean by cycling. I understand how to charge them but the whole discharge part I don't. I am using the ICE. what are the exact step to maintaining good performance out of these batteries?
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:26 AM   #2
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Cycling a pack means you charge, discharge, blance, and repeat. It helps condition the cells and can even bring a pack back from the dead. I also use an Ice charger. The only thing your missing for the cycling is the balancer such as a Novak Smart Tray. I charge my IB4200 and EP4200 at 6.5 amps with a 3mV cutout, 120 degree temp cutout, and 10 minute peak delay. You can set the Ice to automaticaly cycle a pack but, do not leave an active pack unattended!
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