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Old 02-12-2004, 02:58 PM   #1366
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Yeah... I hate to run batteries twice. I just know there is no way I'll have 12 packs any time in the near future.

When I was racing off-road I had 10 RC2000 Team ESP matched packs so that I could practice once truck and buggy and then run the 3 qualifiers and the main and never recharge a battery.

But when I win the lottery I'll be getting a few more packs.
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Old 02-12-2004, 03:22 PM   #1367
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me too and ill prorably buy a new car too. and a whole lots of stuff
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Yeah... I hate to run batteries twice. I just know there is no way I'll have 12 packs any time in the near future.

When I was racing off-road I had 10 RC2000 Team ESP matched packs so that I could practice once truck and buggy and then run the 3 qualifiers and the main and never recharge a battery.

But when I win the lottery I'll be getting a few more packs.
well these new GP 3300 can be run twice as long as you let them cool down before recharging. to me they seem to run better on the second charge ( stronger)
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seems like mine stronger on 5th charge deadshorting them Putting them through hell
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seems like mine stronger on 5th charge deadshorting them Putting them through hell
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO dead shorting (smart arse)
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WOAHOO Extra Punch Outa my cells DEAD SHORT!
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WOAHOO Extra Punch Outa my cells DEAD SHORT!
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hehe, im jk but i saw A couple drivers dead shorting cells. I was told to dead short em get more punch .
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hehe, im jk but i saw A couple drivers dead shorting cells. I was told to dead short em get more punch .
man ya had me worried for a min. thought ya had tons-o-cash for packs

Lately, it has been brought to our attention that another renowned matcher has suggested DEADSHORTING the packs. While this may seem like a good idea to most but some racers are unaware of the consequences if done wrong. First, each and every cell has to be brought down to 0.00 volts. This is not an easy task since as soon as you lift the pack off the discharging tray, the chemicals inside the cells will react and come back to life gradually filling back up. This will cause you to short the packs and ruining the cells internal structure. Second, the voltage gain is very slight and you risk loosing valuable runtime in the process. Third, fires or sparks may cause injuries due to shorting out a pack with voltage still in it. Fukuyama Racing does not suggest you DEADSHORTING the cells to gain that ever-so-slight increase in voltage and taking a risk that yields no benefit other than following what other risk takers are doing.
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Woaho... AMEN! ok i wont do it again
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see that ya dont!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Yeah... I used to deadshort my RC2000 when they were stored for more than a week but from what I've read GP3300's are much more touchy about dead shorting than the Ni-cd packs of yesteryear. I do NOT plan to ever deadshort them.

Deadshorting did work well with the RC2000's though... when done properly.

Do the the pro's around here put a small charge back into there GP3300's for long term storage?
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Yeah... I used to deadshort my RC2000 when they were stored for more than a week but from what I've read GP3300's are much more touchy about dead shorting than the Ni-cd packs of yesteryear. I do NOT plan to ever deadshort them.

Deadshorting did work well with the RC2000's though... when done properly.

Do the the pro's around here put a small charge back into there GP3300's for long term storage?
yup I can remeber those days also. i can also remeber the days of the yellow 1700 nicads

as far as my gp's I run them and after the race I let them cool down and then just put them away till next race day. then when that comes I discharge them then put them on a discharge tray ( trinity real time 2) just untill all the lights go out. Let them cool again and then recharge them. the packs are awsome after that. lots-o- RIPP
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Sounds about like what I was planning to do. I was planning to discharge them at the end of race day on my Trinity RealTime then put a bit of a charge back in them for storage. However, your method sound about the same without the extra discharge/partial charge at the end of the day and probably works just the same.

Thanks for the tips.
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