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Old 02-21-2005, 06:06 AM   #1
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Hi Guys

Discharging at 30amps is this too harsh?

What do you guys recommend for stock racing?

I would like to purchase this Discharge tray but ive been told that 30amp might be too harsh on the batteries?

http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...nid=60&id=4710

Any help as to what i should do or buy?

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Old 02-21-2005, 06:09 AM   #2
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Old 02-21-2005, 06:12 AM   #3
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Im asking about that Tray in particular
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Old 02-21-2005, 06:21 AM   #4
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Hi Guys

What amp do you guys discharge your packs at?

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Old 02-21-2005, 06:25 AM   #5
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30 or 35 you can't go wrong. 35 will weed out your weak packs if you are cycling.
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Old 02-21-2005, 06:33 AM   #6
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Thanks

Would it be better to use a 20amp discharger as its less strain on the cells?

Or will the 30amp increase performance somhow?
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Use the thirty. The new 0-30 indy discharger is awesome.
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Old 02-21-2005, 06:41 AM   #8
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Thanks again fastdude!

Ill try get my hands on a 30amp one!
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Old 02-21-2005, 07:18 AM   #9
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Hi,

You might also consider the Spintec Battery Manager.
See this thread for more info:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...threadid=59147

It has the benefits of a 35 amps discharge, without the stress on the cells.

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That is an excellent discharger tray. I have 2 of them and use it all the time. Since the cells were matched at 30amps, I don't think you'll have any problem.
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Old 02-22-2005, 02:55 AM   #11
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Kool thanks for your imput guys

Some more Qs would discharging/equalizing one a 20amp tray give the packs less performance than doing it with a 30amp one?

Cause ive seen people use 30amp and 20amp

Sorry to be a pain just want to know whats best for my cells.

This is for stock racing
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Does NIMH need Discharger ???
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Old 02-22-2005, 03:37 AM   #13
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30 and 35 amps during matching and cycling , to find out which packs are best is obviously fine(as long as you don't overheat the pack).......Aside from that ,Iv'e never found a reason that warranted doing my regular discharging above 20 amps.....I believe it's extra heat for nothing.....IMO.... NIMH cells don't have the memory for it to make a noticable conditioning difference in the long run....... "especially for stock racing" like you mentioned
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Yes NIMH need's a discharger, and an equalizer to get the most from your packs.......
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Ya the new Integy 030 Amp discharger is great. You dont have to wait 30 min for the lights to go out. It takes about 7 min and should leave the batteries in the tray for another 30-40 min. That discharger is the only one i use. And you also dont have to worry about the little screws to screw in to connect to the battery. Just pull down the clamp and let it sit.
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