R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-08-2005, 09:53 PM   #1
Tech Fanatic
Entropy's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Singapore
Posts: 965
Default Battery Discharge Terms and Definitions

Guys lets not confuse people here. I notice many people using the wrong words to describe levels of battery discharge.

I see 3 levels of equalizing/discharge.

1) Cutoff Method: 0.9 per cell or which ever voltage you discharge each cell to but not to 0 volts.

2) Zero volts: (0v) which lots of people here loosely use the term dead shot which it isnt.

3) And finally Dead Short: which cells are brought to zero volts and then shorted across the terminals (dead short)

I see too many instances of people refering to discharge to 0v as dead short. This is WRONG. This coupled with Eagle's clone of the Much More Zero-V equalizing tray being named DSD (Dead Short Discharger) we have more confusion here.

Hope this helps the newbies or the misinformed so they do not perform the wrong choice of maintanence on their cells
Entropy is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BATTERY DISCHARGE NOVICE4EVER Singapore R/C Racers 4 04-13-2008 04:50 AM
DEANS 30a discharge, battery jig nick51 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 3 11-14-2007 10:38 PM
Need Some Setup Definitions and Results BSchorr Electric On-Road 2 01-09-2006 11:40 PM
Class definitions darrelgf Racing Forum 1 10-27-2005 04:52 PM
Wtb: Battery Discharge Trays compromise R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 1 03-15-2004 03:54 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 06:40 PM.

Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0