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Old 04-19-2006, 04:46 AM   #1
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Been looking recently at the performance of my IB3800 cells and am unsure what discharger to use to get the best from them. I have been using a spintec Batman and my Orion Advantage charger to discharge my cells but have become aware the Batman could be distroying the voltage and runtime and the orion doesn't discharge at a high enough current - only 10 A.
Can you recommend a reasonably priced discharger to use. I'd like a ctx-d but cannot afford the price tag at the mo!
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I would save up and get the Much More one. I have one and man what a difference just using it a few times...
If you need a inexpensive high discharge rate than the Integy Zero30 is the ticket.
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Paul,

I agree with the other posts, get a 030 and save for a CTX-D. If you are using IB's just makesure you watch your 030 closely, be sure to pull off as first lights begin to dim, then equalize at .90 on a Novak or similar tray with a cutoff at .90. Discharging at 10A is perfectly fine, you are not reducing the effectivness of your cells, in fact many would argue it helps them vs higher amp discharging because the heat is lower. I've done both ways and haven't been able to notice a difference. That is why if you can stretch for the CTX-D it has two modes for discharging (high and low) allowing you to cutoff at the voltage that is best for your cells. IMHO, ideal setup for IB's is Discharge with CTX-D (Pulse 30 and always know the condition of my cells), then tray on Novak Smartray at .85 and charge. Hope this helps
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Thanks alot guys
Guess i'm gonna have to save a bit of cash if i'm gonna look after my cells in the best way possible!
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So what you guys are saying, is that I can discharge at 10 amps down to 5.4 (LRP Pulsar 2) and then put in my smart tray? I was wondering that myself. "Do I have to buy a differnt discharger that dischargers at 30-35 amps?" This answers my question. That saves me money to spend on other stupid stuff. Where's my credit card!?!?!?
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10amps on the Pulsar isn't enough. Get a Integy 0-30. It's best bang for the buck.
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10amps on the Pulsar isn't enough. Get a Integy 0-30. It's best bang for the buck.
let me pipe in,

INtegy 0-30 or a Reactor 30? If you don't watch the 030, it'll go past and start zero'ing out no? At least with the Reactor it'll stop SOMEWHERE near 5.4 for a pack (I think I read somewhere its near 6.0),,, THEN, either teking battery doctor it, or Novak smart tray it...

the 030 tray is great... but if you forget, i hear for IB's its damaging?

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