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Old 02-04-2003, 06:25 PM   #16
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SpeedChair, the Integy SP Saddle Relay Cut-off Discharger 5A has a 0.9V cut-off. Just look in the Discharger section, it's the last item there. I have this tray and it's indispensible.
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http://www.venom-racing.com/latest/stick_packs.htm these are relitivly cheap at 50cnd will they last as long as regular sanyos or are they cheaper quality? would they at least give me 10 minutes in a pan car with a 15t motor?
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Hi,

I bought the Integy SP Saddle Discharge Tray based on your recommendation. I was wondering if you could give me some insights on how you or anyone would normally discharge their GP3000s.

This is what I'm thinking I should do with my GPs. On a typical day at the track, and based on what I have read so far on this subject, I should be able to charge my batteries 2-3 a day without harming them and of course only charge them once they're cooled from the last run. Appears I wouldn't need to discharge the GPs in between runs but I should strongly discharge them on the tray at the end of the day. I'm not sure if there's any positive or negative consequences of discharging the batteries in between runs or not.

Here's another question on the Integy SP Saddle Discharge Tray.... Most people are saying I should discharge my battery on a CE 35 to 5.4V. Well, I can't afford that charger yet but I do have a Deans 20A discharger with a MPH cutoff. If anyone knows what the cutoff value of the MPH Product, please let me know. What I'm currently doing now is using the Deans to discharge, and then placing the pack on the SP tray. Because the SP tray has a fan, can I bypass the Deans lightbulb discharger and go straight to the tray? Will this overhead the tray too much if the battery pack has a lot of juice remaining.

Appreciate any feedbacks on this subject, and Happy Racing.

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what do you guys think of this for the gp 3300 packs for a discharger???? its 20amp with a cut off at 5V tell me if this will be ok for the 3300 packs.
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I tried a venom 3000 pack. It had no punch from the first time I charged it and has gotten worse since. Maybe I got a bad pack, I don't know but, the racers edge stick at 3000 seemed to be better in the same price range. I used them for practice now that I have some GP3300's for racing.
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what do you guys think of this for the gp 3300 packs for a discharger???? its 20amp with a cut off at 5V tell me if this will be ok for the 3300 packs.
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I checked out the integy saddle discharger and was wondering why it doesn't have battery contacts on the second and fifth cells.
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futureal, Axiom,

It really doesn't matter what kind of tray you use as long as if it is one of the old one's (that we used to deadshort with) that you do not let it sit on their very long as soon as the lights go off take it off you will be pretty safe and not damage your cells.
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I bought the Saddle Tray, and even though it only has four contact spots to the battery, there's six individual lights to indicate the discharge status. There must be something in the mechanism that can detect each cell.


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Ok, thanks I think I will get one but $60.00 is kinda steep though.


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what do you think ? think it will be ok to discharge gp 3300?

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what do you think ? think it will be ok to discharge gp 3300?

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Looks like it will do the Job just fine ....
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Does the Integy Indi Octane 2 discharge tray have a 0.9 V cutoff or does it take them right down to zero?
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Octane 2 will bring batts down to zero
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Are you sure about that? When I bought mine ages ago, I was told it had a 0.9V cutoff. The Booster2 goes all the way down to 0. Anyway, I've been discharging my NiMHs until the lights go out and then storing them empty. There are a lot of different ways of doing things I suppose. I've always been told that storing NiMHs with a charge will preserve runtime but not punch. Anyway, SMC recommends them to be cared for in this manner. But I also heard they charge their batts sometimes up to 8 or 10 amps to get the punch back. Who knows. Find what works for you and stick with it I suppose.
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