Originally Posted by WheelNut
Is there any way to dead short a stick pack to get a bit more power out of it? The new spec class at my track requires stick packs, so I need to find some ways to get max power out of them.
Put a stick pack to 0V, means you need to get access to each single cells , you need to get at least 5 cable (or connection) out of the 6 cells. (You can also put a 0V easily between the full pack ... but in most of the case you will see that some cells have gone into reverse, and oder have not been fully discharged ... so you have a nice pack ready to put in the trash !)
I don't want to say that it is impossible, but it could take some time and skills for do it right, and at the end it is not very firndly in a racing environment.
I would suggets to get a Spintec BatMan, or a Trinity Pulse discharge ... this will work fine on a stick pack, and discharge the pack down to 0.85v taking care to avoid to reverse a cell.
The damage on a reverse cell it is far higher then the benefit to drop the voltage of a cell to much down !
So take care to equilize the cell time to time (with a 1/10 or 1/20 long charge) ... and use a deep discharger capable to prevent battery reverse like the two mention above.