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Old 05-04-2004, 08:36 AM   #16
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i read somewhere that you do not want fans on your batteries when charging or discharging... what the deal with that?
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Old 05-04-2004, 08:47 AM   #17
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It looks like the newest cells at least from GP work better when hot. Also if NiMH batteries are really cold when you start charging they are more likely to falsepeak. check Pro-Track they have interesting graphs of batteryvoltage at different temperatures.
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Old 05-04-2004, 08:58 AM   #18
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It looks like the newest cells at least from GP work better when hot. Also if NiMH batteries are really cold when you start charging they are more likely to falsepeak. check Pro-Track they have interesting graphs of batteryvoltage at different temperatures.
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I only cool batteries after discharge/using them.
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thats also what i do,i made a cooldown stand with a fan but i am working on a different one as the first one cooled down the cells at one end of the pack quicker . You want a equal amount of cooling on all cells.
I just had a brainstorm for a cooling fan on my station,going to the build site now
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Shoe, Please post pictures when your done.
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Old 10-17-2004, 03:34 AM   #24
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Battery packs should never be cooled with a fan. It is not good for the internal structure of the cell. It should be left to cool at room temperature. If you need to cool them with a fan you are not waiting long enough between discharging and charging.
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S-Phat,
Thanks for the cooling info.


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Old 10-17-2004, 07:37 AM   #26
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those fans look so sick did you get those from dick smith
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those fans look so sick did you get those from dick smith
No, I bought the fans from an online pc mod store and the clear plexi was cut by my local TAP plastics. Total cost for mod on both chargers... $16.
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Check it out,

I recently added the laptop and I need to set it all up to be cleaner and more convenient. I have my com lathe in the case too. It's a work it progress.
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dude, they don't have Dick Smith in the States,
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