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Old 12-30-2008, 07:36 AM   #1
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Is there a way to discharge your battery without running it in your car?

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Old 12-30-2008, 07:51 AM   #2
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Yes. Some chargers have a built in discharge function. A couple companies make dischargers...

Before we go any further, are we talking about Nickel Metal Hydride (NIMH) or LIPO batteries??
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Yes. Some chargers have a built in discharge function. A couple companies make dischargers...

Before we go any further, are we talking about Nickel Metal Hydride (NIMH) or LIPO batteries??
I still trying to figure out how to discharge a battery on my Hyperion charger.
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To make your life easier, go out and buy an Duratrax ICE Charger. It does everything you need it to.

Other wise make light bar. Real easy.
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I still trying to figure out how to discharge a battery on my Hyperion charger.
Good luck with that - you don't have a real discharge function on a hyperion (unless you have a new DUO II) - the discharge thats talked about is a 300ma (0.3a) internal discharge used when balancing cells on a lipo batt.

The new DUO II and 0720iNet have true discharge function - 80watts. The DUO II is available, but have not seen the 0720iNet for sale anywhere yet (replaces the 0610iNet).
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:54 AM   #6
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d4man, I have an orion rocket pack 3300 and 4500 Nimh. I just received my first car (rc10t4) for Christmas. I wanted to try everything out, but being in the middle of winter, I know I'm not going to be using the car regularly until spring/summer. So I've been reading and want to cycle my batteries to keep them on the up-and-up, but I don't want to discharge them by running them in my car needlessly. I want to aviod the wear and tear on the car, which led to my initial question. Thanks for the reply.

rcnate, whats a light bar?

By the way I have a Prophet Peak Detection charger with a trickle function. Does that mean anything?

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When I ran NIHM batteries this is how I kept my cells in shape.
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I still got my car headlight and alligator clips
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That does the trick...fast!
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rcnate, whats a light bar?

By the way I have a Prophet Peak Detection charger with a trickle function. Does that mean anything?

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A light bar is two bars with bulbs on the bar. Add two lead to plug the battery to bar an there is an easy discharger. If I find a pic of it will post here.

By the way the charger you list does not have a discharge function on it. LIke I said before, spend the money and get a duratrax ICE charger.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:17 PM   #12
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Here's one version:

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the deans discharger works good.. i used the novak smartray
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go with the indi zero-30 if you are still using nimh cells.
they are going for about 30 bucks now
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i was going to say take a look on ebay... you can find some cheap rc stuff on there right now
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