Originally posted by True R/C Racing
hehe, im jk but i saw A couple drivers dead shorting cells. I was told to dead short em get more punch .
man ya had me worried for a min. thought ya had tons-o-cash for packs
Lately, it has been brought to our attention that another renowned matcher has suggested DEADSHORTING the packs. While this may seem like a good idea to most but some racers are unaware of the consequences if done wrong. First, each and every cell has to be brought down to 0.00 volts. This is not an easy task since as soon as you lift the pack off the discharging tray, the chemicals inside the cells will react and come back to life gradually filling back up. This will cause you to short the packs and ruining the cells internal structure. Second, the voltage gain is very slight and you risk loosing valuable runtime in the process. Third, fires or sparks may cause injuries due to shorting out a pack with voltage still in it. Fukuyama Racing does not suggest you DEADSHORTING the cells to gain that ever-so-slight increase in voltage and taking a risk that yields no benefit other than following what other risk takers are doing.