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Old 02-05-2008, 12:31 PM   #1
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can someone please explain to me when to and how to cycle 1100 batteries-i have an ice charger which i know how to get to cycle mode on charger-do you completely charge the batteries then go to the cycle mode or do you have to discharge pack then go to cycle mode-being i'm REAL green please explain in dumby terms so i can understand-thank you racer99
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The when is pretty much when you'd like to check capacity multiple times in a row without doing it manually. The how is easy, you already got it.

Set the number of cycles and it won't matter if the battery is charged, discharged, or partial. Set the D>C or C>D depending upon which half of the cycle you want first or which way you'd like your battery to end up.

If it is an unknown state of discharge then regardless of which CorD you start out with the first half will be meaningless for a capacity check.
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so the purpose of cycling batts are just for checking the capacity?
btw does it effect the batt if i repeat the cycling process lots of times like after every run??
Do advice as im still a newbie too..
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thanks Gulio-what i done so far is set the cycle mode on 3 -then i discharged the pack with one taillight bulb -i set it at dis/char-pushed on and it seems it did cycle the pack-is cycling them once a month enough and i thought cycling helps equalize the batteries in the pack-big thanks rich
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so the purpose of cycling batts are just for checking the capacity?
btw does it effect the batt if i repeat the cycling process lots of times like after every run??
Do advice as im still a newbie too..
Checking capacity is a good reason to cycle, cycling may also help a battery that has been used a particular way repeatedly.

repeat cycling after every run will effect the battery by wearing it out faster.
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thanks Gulio-what i done so far is set the cycle mode on 3 -then i discharged the pack with one taillight bulb -i set it at dis/char-pushed on and it seems it did cycle the pack-is cycling them once a month enough and i thought cycling helps equalize the batteries in the pack-big thanks rich
Since the cells are hooked in series no amount of cycling will equalise the cells, they will all go up and down the same amount. The only way to equalise cells is to tray them or overcharge them. (I suppose cycling would do it if they are overcharged any amount)
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