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Old 07-08-2006, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default GP 4300 dead short?

Can you dead short GP 4300 like you can with the 3300 and 3700?
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Old 07-14-2006, 01:46 AM   #2
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Does anyone even run GP 4300 cells? Just trying to figure out if you can dead short them after discharge like the 3300 and 3700....
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It seems with all of the new cells, dead shorting is not needed... The gains are so minimal its just wasted time.. you also lose huge on runtime ect...
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Interesting - but does anyone know if they Can be shorted. I know the IB's don't like it at all. Its also easier to equalize the cells unless you have a fancy discharge tray...
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fancy discharge tray like the Much More CTX-D is a tool and an investment.
Your cells will stay better by being equalized on the discharge side of things.
It sucks they cost so much but they are really worth it.
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In Asia, We are allowed to race with the 4300s. Almost everyone here are deadshorting the GP cells. I have done so myself. I am no expert compared to some of the gurus on here but I definitely felt alot of punch after dead shorting the cells and you do sacrifice a little run time, the discharge characteristic of the cells is very nice, once you felt the car slows down, the next lap your car will be completely dumped.

Just make sure you completely discharge your cells on a proper discharge tray before deadshorting for safetly issues.

I only deadshort my GP cells, for IB cells I always keep at least 450mah inside them for storage and discharge them on the CTX-D2 before charging again!

This is just my findings.. If I have pointed in the wrong direction, please advice.
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