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Old 09-01-2004, 11:33 AM   #1
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some of my batteries are sort of weak. A buddy of mine says zap them . He has an Integy zapper. What is the correct way of zapping. Should the batteries be fully charged or discharged. how often should they be zapped, and should you zap them more then once at a time????
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Old 09-01-2004, 12:14 PM   #2
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Discharge them, never do it with them charged. I am pretty sure you do it while they are as low as possible. I could be wrong, please someone correct me if I am.
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Old 09-01-2004, 12:31 PM   #3
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I don't think you can zap more than one cell at a time. But, they might not have to be disassembled from pack form. Zapping will probably help some, but I'm betting the improvement will not be great if the packs have been abused in some way.
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Yea..before zapping,the cells should be as low as possible.....I always trey mine to zero volts first....(In my opinion)There's no need to zap an individual cell more than one time per pack zapping , I have done it to see if resistances could be brought down any lower, but they weren't)...the voltage you zap them at depends on what kind, and how old the cells are......If your using any age GP3300's, your safe with 50volts.....the newer they are, the higher the volts you will want to zap them at.....(In my experience) if there brand new, they seem to respond best to 80 to 90volts.....and yes, there's something to be gained even if their brand new cells that have the best numbers available from any of the top matchers out there....... about every 6 cycles (charges and discharges) is where I start to see my cells gain some unwanted resistance, so this is around the time I will maintenence zap them.......hope this helps some.................
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I just wanted to say that my comments were in reference to the maintenence zapping of cells ,not initial cell zapping which is a very different process..........Integy makes both kinds ,but I am asuming you mean a device like a dcx3000 or dcx3300
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yep thats it .... I will tray the batteries first then zap them. The batteries aren't that old may be 10 months. As for abuse nah These babies cost too much to replace. I use smc but starting to switch over to Fukuyama's, better punch!!!!!
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i have one and try to zap my packs at least once every 2 months.Even my new ones.Always zap as low as ur willing to go(deadshorted if possible). This will rasie the voltage and lower the IR without damaging the cell(NOT RECOMMENDED) . I have not been able to over zap a pack yet. I have a 1.15 pack matched by my buddy.(flatline racing producs FRP) blasted it at 97 volts each cell 3 times in a row while it was deadshorted all i can say is that is my best pack.(i got some 1.185 SMC at 30)they charge to 4700 and are uber ballistic. But...... i have to zap them once a month like that.

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hey guys thanks a lot for the advice !!!! will be zapping real soon. Oh ya if you see a mushroom cloud over New York thats whats left of me .......
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Trailer of stuf: they charge 4700?? You mean 3700 right?
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