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Old 08-26-2003, 10:47 AM   #31
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Kilruf- looks like he was discharging and cooling the motor and batteries at the same time. They were geared very high for that 6 mile straight at the Nats so I'm betting he was coming off the track with one hot azzz motor!! LOL
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Old 08-26-2003, 11:11 AM   #32
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Actually, it looks like the fan is directly on the motor... there's no way that the cells would get any beneficial breeze from that fan, considering that it is on the other side of the chassis, right in front of the motor, and the flow direction is parallel with the batteries (my guess would be that it's blowing air directly on the motor).
The reasons mentioned previously as to why you shouldn't cool batteries make sense... Keeping your motor cool whenever possible makes even more sense!
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TurnNBurn, I think you are looking at the wrong fan! Look at the big one the car is on!!! As for dischargin... nope. He was there for awhile chit chatting with the other guys. Barry's car was ready to go along with David Jun's. All batteries soldered in and all. Tires clean. Anyways, it doesn't really matter if it was chargen or not. I don't remember. All I said was that the Fan was on. I took the picture not only because it was Marks car, but because it was odd to see it on this fan that everyone purchased for the Nats. I mean... come on guys! This guy was on fire!!!!
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TurnNBurn, I think you are looking at the wrong fan! Look at the big one the car is on!!! As for dischargin... nope. He was there for awhile chit chatting with the other guys. Barry's car was ready to go along with David Jun's. All batteries soldered in and all. Tires clean. Anyways, it doesn't really matter if it was chargen or not. I don't remember. All I said was that the Fan was on. I took the picture not only because it was Marks car, but because it was odd to see it on this fan that everyone purchased for the Nats. I mean... come on guys! This guy was on fire!!!!
If his batteries were soldered on and connected, then it is impossible for him to be charging.
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I charge while my batteries are soldered in. This is when repaeking and discharging usually.
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I charge while my batteries are soldered in. This is when repaeking and discharging usually.
Hrmmmmmmmm... i've tried to charge batteries when the leads were soldered to the packs and sparks flew.
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were the batteries hooked up backwards?? Ive done that before
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I re-peak my batts all the time after they are in and soldered on. If your speedo isn't turned on, what difference does it make if the leads are soldered on or not?
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It looks to me like the red alligator clip is on the silicone cover and not the actual wire. Which would mean that he had probably discharged the pack and was letting things cool off, I do the exact same thing.
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