ngo8... The information below is what we have found to work the best with the Infinite Power 3800 cells. I hope you can try your new packs soon! Feel free to post any other questions.
PROPER CHARGE, DISCHARGE AND STORAGE FOR YOUR IP 3800s :
your pack at 30 Amps down to 5.40 V for 6 cell and 3.60V for a 4 cell.
your IP3800 pack on the Novak Smart Tray down to 0.9V per cell.
with a linear 6 Amp charge. A 5 Amp charge would give you slightly more runtime.
Peak Detect. (Voltage threshold) :
6 cell packs : 0.05 V (50mV)
4 cell packs : 0.03 V (30mV)
For maximum performance, try to get your pack to peak just before your race. Repeak with the same settings if the pack has been sitting for more than 15 minutes. If your pack peaked less than 15 minutes before your race, you may repeak with a lower peak detect (0.01V)
: After the race, discharge the pack at 30 Amps down to 5.40 V for 6 cell pack and 3.60V for a 4 cell pack.
: Let your pack cool down and then put approx. 1000mAh of charge (600 seconds at 6A) back into the pack before storage. *If you run your pack a second time in the same race day, you want to skip step 5 between the runs. For stock/19T, 2 runs per day is fine with a minimum of 4 hours between runs.
So far, our tests have shown that the IP3800 cell doesn’t like to be discharged down to 0.0V on a tray. We recommend 0.9V per cell.
Regarding the step charging, we unfortunatly haven't done a lot of testing yet. We have a few racers currently experiencing with step charging and so far they haven't seen any real benefit. But we'll continue to test.
These procedures may change as we are getting more experience with the IP3800 cells. We will update the information here.
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