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Old 08-10-2007, 12:31 PM   #1
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I was discharging my battery last night and it started crackling. It sounded like my Rice Crispies cereal... snap crackle pop. Any ideas on what's happening? Should disgard the battery and throw it in my neighbors pool?
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HOW many amps are you discharging it?? spintec is known for their dischargers they somehow make the batteries pop and crackle exactly like how you described it, according to them batteries are decrystalizing when you hear that sound which is actually good... Might be a different case though with your batteries not quite sure.
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I'm discharging at 10 amps using an ICE charger. It's a light snap crackle pop. I just don't want the battery exploding in my house.

It's actually the first time it crackled. I've cycled the battery before and no noises.
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actually you would have to discharge within the range of 20-35 amps in order to get that effect,,, but i guess every once in a while during the lifetime of the battery you would hear them do that,,, i've heard mine not just crackle but fart.hehe... anyway just to be sure try to monitor the temperature of your batteries,,, also make sure you are not over discharging them set the cut off voltage at 5.4 volts which makes .09volts per cell,,, thing is though when discharging as a pack its easy for the cells not to have equal voltages a pack during discharge you can have cells number 1 - 5 at 1volt and cell number 6 at .04 volts now if you continue discharging you might risk cell reversal of cell number 6 because your overdischarging it already... now if your using a side by side configuration battery during discharge you can try using a voltmeter to monitor every cells voltage it's important for the batteries to cut off at .09 volts per cell without other batteries overdischarging... Goodluck!!!
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