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Old 03-28-2005, 11:46 PM   #1
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is there any things that should be done to a battery b4 using it? like cycling them a few times or something?
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Old 03-29-2005, 04:05 AM   #2
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all i do is build it , and equalize ( to ZERO Volts) to make sure one or two cells don't have more charge than others, then charge it at 5 amps with low peak detect and just make sure all the numbers are normal then discharge (30 amps) to check the numbers a about right then bump up the peak detect to you favourite setting and away you go. You *shouldn't* have to cycle it but you could if you want.
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Fully agree.
That should do it.
After that if you plan on storing your cells for more than a few days leave a little charge in them and if it more than a week leave a full charge when storing. That will help your batts to live long and prosper.
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ARHHH one more thing, only zero GP's. Not intellect cells.
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Charge them at 8-10 amps untill you hear them making a hissing noise. Then discharge at 30 amps straight to 0 volts. Make sure the pack gets to at least 180 degrees.

If something goes wrong, send it back. If they are all ok, then you have a robust pack.

Just kidding. Don't do any of that. It was supposed to be funny!
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