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Old 03-03-2005, 11:40 AM   #1
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Im looking to get a Discharger, but i dont have a Power Supply... nor do i have the funds to buy one. Is there any AC/DC Dischargers out there? my Intellipeak charger only discharges at 10A and i want something with at least 20A that i can just plug into the wall.

Am i going to have to possibly buy a whole new charger if i want to go AC/DC with 20A discharge?

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Im looking to get a Discharger, but i dont have a Power Supply... nor do i have the funds to buy one. Is there any AC/DC Dischargers out there? my Intellipeak charger only discharges at 10A and i want something with at least 20A that i can just plug into the wall.

Am i going to have to possibly buy a whole new charger if i want to go AC/DC with 20A discharge?
For AC/DC chargers that discharge at 20A here is a great choice:
Reedy Quasar Pro Charger
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You could look at the Integy Reactors, they come in 10, 20 and 30A sizes and require no power supply, tho they are pack dischargers, and do not discharge each cell individually.

I use the reactor, and then put on an equalizing tray, and there are lots of those out there which do not require power.
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hrm. an equalizing tray would probably be my best bet. No PS needed on those eh... ill poke around a bit
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Not sure if there are any discharge trays offering a high discharge rate tho, that do not require power.
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yea. what ive seen is fairly low. But i think it'll do what i need it to. Im not racing any national events or anything
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The reactors are pretty cheap, and the higher the discharge rate the less time it will take...

I thought like you... until I spent 30 mins discharging a pack after a race at 3A...
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Try the integy 030 discharge and equalizer tray.
Does a 30 amp discharge. It says that if you discharge a pack with a lot of power left you should hook it up to a 12v power supply to dissapate heat.
If you are just looking to discharge after a run and equalize then this is an excellent tray to look at.
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You can get a really small lawn equipment battery. They are much cheapier than a 30amp Rivergate PS.
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you don't need a 30A supply for a 30A discharger...

I bought a used 15A Rivergate from a fellow racer for $80 CDN (less than $70 USD i believe), keep an eye open if you want a PS, likely someone at your local track is selling their older equipment.
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thanks for all your help guys. I just have to find a place that will sell what i want now.
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