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Old 10-14-2006, 12:55 PM   #1
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Default What do you use to discharge your NIMH cells?

I just got a ton of new NIMH 4200 Packs and need to keep them well maintained.

What do you use to discharge your pack?

I am waiting on the Trinity DPD is it worth the wait?

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Old 10-14-2006, 01:18 PM   #2
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i love my DPD. Pricy but very good, the novak smart tray is also very good and cheaper
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What do you use to discharge your pack?

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Deans discharger with the Team-speed.com auto cutoff switch. Novak Smart Tray to equalize.
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Integy 030 until lights go dim and then connect a Spintec battery manager to finish.
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Old 10-14-2006, 08:06 PM   #6
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Spintec Batt Man to 6.7V, then Novak Smart Tray.

Discharger function on Spintec ICC if I'm in a hurry (10A)

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I run my packs until full throttle is just about 15MPH and then use my Smart Tray to equalize.
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I feel sry for all your packs if you guys are running IB 3800's or 4200's. Especially if they are the WC's

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i use a much more ctx-d then just befor i charge again i use the novak dumm tray i mean smart tray i use a much more charger too.
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Using the CTX-D:
Pulse discharge to 0.9v after a run. Store. 5A linear equalize to 0.9v right before charging.
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:28 PM   #11
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can I use the CTX-D to equalize a pack?

if i Have a CTX-D do I need a smart tray?
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:28 PM   #12
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I discharge with a Turbo35 at 25amp discharge after the cells cool. Then I recharge them for 500 seconds and put away. Just before charging the following weekend I put them on a smart tray at .09 cutoff charge.

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I dont discharge..... I let the cells cool off till Im ready to use again... Right before charging I discharge at 30 to 35 amps on the gfx the tray to .9 the rest of the way, then i charge....
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can I use the CTX-D to equalize a pack?

if i Have a CTX-D do I need a smart tray?
Yes - the CTX-D can discharge like the Smart-Tray (linear) - you will not need a Smart Tray in addition to the CTX-D. I don't know if the Trinity can, I assume so though.
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Supernova Competition @ 20a to 6v, then Smart Tray to 0.90
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