R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-25-2007, 12:27 AM   #1
Tech Master
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,204
Looking for my first discharger, here's what I want (does it exist)?

I'm not after anything to fancy so imagine this.....

https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/c...&pn=INTE200520

with a digital read out of capacity, discharge time to preset cut off and maybe internal resistance. Again nothing to fancy.

The question, is (and I haven't been able to find anything myself so far) there a discharger that will do all of the above.

I'm not worried about each cell in a pack (nice to know but not essential) just which of my existing packs is the best and something where it wont matter if I forget to come back in time because it at least keeps the data from the last pack.

What I don't want is a discharger that (like I read about the Trinity model) takes like two hours to flatten a fully charged pack.

Thanks in advance.
Mabuchi540 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2007, 03:41 AM   #2
Tech Adept
 
Evilstealth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 230
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to Evilstealth
Default

How about theLightning V2 Dsicharge/Equalizing System

"A fully charged 4200mAh battery (~4400mAh) can be discharged to 0.9V per cell in about 30 min"

http://www.teamwaveonline.com/2007/products01.htm



__________________
http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric-road/290595-new-offline-rollout-calculator.html#post5695222 - Offline Rollout Calculator
Evilstealth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2007, 04:00 AM   #3
Tech Master
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,204
Post That does look ideal dude.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evilstealth
How about theLightning V2 Dsicharge/Equalizing System

"A fully charged 4200mAh battery (~4400mAh) can be discharged to 0.9V per cell in about 30 min"

http://www.teamwaveonline.com/2007/products01.htm


however what I can't tell from the website is will my batteries fit. By that I mean I have recently put corally style plugs on my batteries (just like the one on the discharger as pictured on the site) except if my batteries where on the discharger the positive terminal would be on the left side facing the lcd screen not the left as pictured.

Edit: I took a closer look at the picture and it still might work as my batteries have the corally sockets on top of the cells (like only 1mm or so away from the cell) and it would mean turning the battery upside down from how it's pictured.

Do you think this discharger would still make contact with the terminals if the battery was raised up not much more than the diameter of the connectors?

I hope they would fit but as it happens I can't find anyone with them in stock yet.

Last edited by Mabuchi540; 02-25-2007 at 04:18 AM.
Mabuchi540 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 11:25 PM   #4
Tech Master
 
Swanny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 1,618
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Sounds like you want a Spintec Battery Manager.

Check this out:

https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/c...=ns&pn=SPI1000

You might be able to pick one up second hand.

I have one (but not for sale) and it does take a while for packs to discharge (a few hours from fully charged), but you can connect it and leave it over night till it's done without any dramas.

Their web site is:

http://www.spintec.nl/
__________________
XRay T2'009 - Sanwa MT-4 - Futaba BLS551 - Tekin RS - Trinity 13.5
http://www.facebook.com/radioracingcarssa
Swanny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 05:20 PM   #5
Tech Adept
 
XrayMichaelT2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Norhterm Indiana
Posts: 155
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to XrayMichaelT2
Default

Go with either the spintec battery manager and an equalizing tray or the trinity dpd. The spintec and the DPD both read out all the info you need . The DPD discharges each cell individually at the 30 amps pulse which is nice while the spintec discharges the pack at 35 amps pulse. what kinda cells are you using?
Michael S.
__________________
XrayT2
Ft. B4
Ft. T4
XX-4
Promarch 4200's, Orion carbon 3200
Duratrax ICE
Novak GTB 13.5
www.Michianarc.com
www.embassyraceway.com
XrayMichaelT2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 06:44 PM   #6
Tech Addict
 
RussB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 736
Send a message via MSN to RussB
Default

Orion used to make a 20a discharger with digital readout.
RussB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 07:37 PM   #7
Tech Adept
 
XrayMichaelT2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Norhterm Indiana
Posts: 155
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to XrayMichaelT2
Default

sounds cool but I would go with a higher amperage pulse discharger.
Michael S.
__________________
XrayT2
Ft. B4
Ft. T4
XX-4
Promarch 4200's, Orion carbon 3200
Duratrax ICE
Novak GTB 13.5
www.Michianarc.com
www.embassyraceway.com
XrayMichaelT2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 09:04 PM   #8
Tech Addict
 
gubbs3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 619
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Question- Why would anyone want to go with a Spintech over a Trinity Dyna Pulse for $30? Plus how many people actually use 7 cell batteries? I'll bet it's far fewer than those who use 4.

https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/c...pl?pn=tri22001

Last edited by gubbs3; 04-04-2007 at 09:14 PM.
gubbs3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 01:34 AM   #9
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 13
Default

The info on the Spintec on the stormer site is old, the new v2 version does 4 to 8 cells.

Check this:
http://www.spintec.nl/batman2.shtml
aston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 07:49 AM   #10
Tech Adept
 
XrayMichaelT2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Norhterm Indiana
Posts: 155
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to XrayMichaelT2
Default

but the DPD does pulse and equalize them
__________________
XrayT2
Ft. B4
Ft. T4
XX-4
Promarch 4200's, Orion carbon 3200
Duratrax ICE
Novak GTB 13.5
www.Michianarc.com
www.embassyraceway.com
XrayMichaelT2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 10:29 AM   #11
Tech Elite
 
JayL's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Ca
Posts: 2,880
Default

spintec v2
or
much more d2

I use the much more with corally connects


do a search on the trinity and find pics of the inside........
JayL is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BMT do they Exist? Raw40 Nitro On-Road 77 06-30-2014 01:01 PM
Looking for a discharger, here's what I want (does it exist lol)..... Mabuchi540 Electric On-Road 1 02-25-2007 03:43 AM
Does this exist? aN4rK1 Rookie Zone 2 01-17-2006 09:45 AM
Does this exist? offroadford4x4 Electric On-Road 11 09-25-2004 06:19 PM
Does this car EXIST? dirk Electric On-Road 13 05-29-2003 07:22 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 11:54 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net