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Old 10-17-2006, 10:55 AM   #1
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hi all, just a question.

1st, if i were discharge my batt @ 1A, then equalize them to 0.9v using smart tray and charge them at 5A

2nd, if i were discharge my batt @ 30A, then equalize them to 0.9v using smart tray and charge them at 5A

any differ in the battery performance or battery life? and1 can clear my doubt?
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:05 AM   #2
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There are a few questions to be asked here:

1.) Discharge your battery from what voltage?

2.) Discharge them to what voltage or cut-off?

Discharging your batteries from ANY voltage at 1 amp would take quite a few minutes or possibly hours, depending on the voltage.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:17 AM   #3
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There are a few questions to be asked here:

1.) Discharge your battery from what voltage?

2.) Discharge them to what voltage or cut-off?

Discharging your batteries from ANY voltage at 1 amp would take quite a few minutes or possibly hours, depending on the voltage.
i discharge them using my charger to 5.4v and equalize them at 0.9v each cell using smart tray.

my poor charger only allow 1A max discharge. zzz

so i was tinking discharging at higher rate would affect the battery in any way? others than takes longer time.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:19 AM   #4
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You'll probably ruin the performance of the batteries over time if you discharge at 1A.
I belive it's best to discharge at roughly the current you will be using.

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