Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
Charge the night before? >

Charge the night before?

Charge the night before?

Old 09-24-2004, 12:23 AM
  #1  
Tech Elite
Thread Starter
 
Cole Trickle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Denmark / Europe
Posts: 2,571
Default Charge the night before?

I hear people say that they get good results by charging the night before, and then re-peak or boost at the track.

I've tried it with Sanyo 2400 and Sanyo 3000 HV. I found that it couldnt compare to a full straight charge just before the race, so I havent tried it with my GP3300.

What's your experience? Do GP3300 respond better to this treatment?

I'm running stock, so punch matter !
Cole Trickle is offline  
Old 09-24-2004, 12:47 AM
  #2  
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,355
Default

That's what I do, charge up my batts the night before, then use the "boost" (on the 16x5v6) function on them before the race.
micros_rock is offline  
Old 09-24-2004, 01:12 AM
  #3  
Shop Owner
iTrader: (1)
 
nnick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Cheapest prices in Europe ;)
Posts: 1,389
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

If you want the maximum from your batteries then the best thing is to charge them right before you race! If possible race immediately after the charge finishes!

On the other hand, if for some reason, ie you cannot charge during race day, then good thing is to discharge for 10-20 secs and then peak.

Nick
nnick is offline  
Old 09-24-2004, 01:26 AM
  #4  
tornado
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Originally posted by nnick
If you want the maximum from your batteries then the best thing is to charge them right before you race! If possible race immediately after the charge finishes!

On the other hand, if for some reason, ie you cannot charge during race day, then good thing is to discharge for 10-20 secs and then peak.

Nick
Errrr....why first discharge for 10-20 seconds prior repeaking ?

Bryan
 
Old 09-24-2004, 01:40 AM
  #5  
Tech Elite
Thread Starter
 
Cole Trickle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Denmark / Europe
Posts: 2,571
Default

Originally posted by tornado
Errrr....why first discharge for 10-20 seconds prior repeaking ?

Bryan
Not that I'm absolutely sure, but I think there are two reasons:

1) The pack was already fully charged, so basically a re-peak is overcharge.
2) By discharging a little at first, you start to warm up the pack. After the small discharge, you aint over-charging and the pack takes much more milliamps, than if just re-peaking, thus this will also make the pack warmer. And packs just perform better, while warm. Reason is, that warmer means lower IR.
Cole Trickle is offline  
Old 09-24-2004, 01:41 AM
  #6  
Tech Elite
Thread Starter
 
Cole Trickle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Denmark / Europe
Posts: 2,571
Default

Originally posted by nnick
If you want the maximum from your batteries then the best thing is to charge them right before you race! If possible race immediately after the charge finishes!
That's what I thought. I'm going to save up for an additional charger...
Cole Trickle is offline  
Old 09-24-2004, 01:43 AM
  #7  
Shop Owner
iTrader: (1)
 
nnick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Cheapest prices in Europe ;)
Posts: 1,389
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

More or less what Cole said which is to "wake" the battery!

Nick
nnick is offline  
Old 09-24-2004, 01:57 AM
  #8  
tornado
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Thanks guys !!!! I now fully understand the trick !

Bryan
 

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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.