Battery care...

Old 02-19-2007, 06:08 PM
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Ok I'm at my wits end here trying to figure out a good scheme I should use when traking care of batteries. So far some methods I have heard are:

* After they run, run them down to .9v then put 500 seconds charge in. Store them until you use them, discharge to .9v again before charging.

* After they run, don't touch them until you are ready to charge them, then discahrge to .9v and recharge.

* Put them on a 30a lightbulb and pull them when the ligths go out.

I have a Much More Discharger than I use before I charge my packs, but I have heard things like "Your packs don't charge or discharge individually, so why would you discharge them like that?"

So before I get some new packs I want to make sure I have the best method for my packs.
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Old 02-19-2007, 06:19 PM
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Personaaly I use the second option, but I discharge a day or two before race day down to 0.9V so they are nice and cool ready for charging.
Tray them down to 0.9V again just before charging them.

I use a Spintec BatMan on them and disconnect it once it's reached around 6.8V (for the whole pack) then Novak Smart Tray doen to 0.9V.

You wouldn't believe how different the voltages can be from cell to cell.

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Check out the new battery maintenance system that Team Tekin's coming out with

http://www.teamtekin.com/Battery%20Nurse.asp
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