Originally posted by yodace
What does the Smart Tray 2 take the battery pack down too? Do u recommend using it after I run the battery?
Any info would help...
The following information is for GP3300 cells.
Excellent results can be obtained by following these guidelines. After using the packs you need to determine if they are completely discharged or not. If you are not going to race the packs again for more than a week you should put at least 10 minutes of charge (at 4-5 amps) back into them. See footnote below** Store the packs until the day before you are going to use them again. The day before you use them discharge them down to .9 volts per cell (5.4 volts for 6 cells and 3.6 volts for 4 cells) and then place them into an equalization tray*. Leave them in the tray overnight and then right before you charge them up remove them from the tray and start charging.
**Footnote: The longer you plan to not use the packs the more charge you should leave in them. For long term storage (more than 30 days), I would completely charge the packs before storing them. Also expect some false peaking problems of these cells after long periods of inactivity. This problem should correct itself after one or two uses.
*Not all discharge trays are alike. We recommend the use of our tray as it has a diode built in to it prevent over-discharging.