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Old 04-15-2005, 10:55 AM   #31
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if you have a gfx or a turbo 35 you can put the volt sens leads across the pack as they sit in your tray. when they are at 0.000 they are pretty much at zero.
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I use light bulbs, then Novak Smart tray before charge.

Does it need to be more comlicated than that?

If you want to get to 0.00 volts use a resistor only tray.
It will take a very long time to truly make the cells 0.0, as you may notice if you place in tray for an hour, then take them out for an hour and check the voltage. They rebound a bit.
And since a resistor has resistance, once the voltage of the cell becomes very low, it doesn't have the ability to pull current through the resistor, so it will get very close to 0, but never (relatively) be completly flat.
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if you have a gfx or a turbo 35 you can put the volt sens leads across the pack as they sit in your tray. when they are at 0.000 they are pretty much at zero.
Exactly, but it takes a while -JB
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I use light bulbs, then Novak Smart tray before charge.

Does it need to be more comlicated than that?
so it will get very close to 0, but never (relatively) be completly flat.
It can get as complicated as you want it to be...the end of your post isn't true at all, my INDI Zero 6s trays and my ICS UNIT gets my cells COMPLETELY FLAT and it takes more than an hour -JB
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Old 04-15-2005, 12:34 PM   #35
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Integy Reactor 30 or an Apex 20amp tray, followed by Smart Tray usually.
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Old 04-15-2005, 03:55 PM   #36
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Spintec and Smart Tray...
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It can get as complicated as you want it to be...the end of your post isn't true at all, my INDI Zero 6s trays and my ICS UNIT gets my cells COMPLETELY FLAT and it takes more than an hour -JB
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And since a resistor has resistance, once the voltage of the cell becomes very low, it doesn't have the ability to pull current through the resistor, so it will get very close to 0, but never (relatively) be completly flat.
So is the ICS UNIT and INDI Zero 6s tray "RESISTOR ONLY"?
If not then my comment doesn't apply to how YOU are discharging your cells. Also, have you taken you pack off of these dischargers and let them sit for an hour then check the voltage?
Also, notice the word relatively following the word never...... meaning at some point in time the cell will reach 0 volts but the time factor is longer than reasonable, as in many many hours...
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My statement was the following:

Also, have you taken you pack off of these dischargers and let them sit for an hour then check the voltage?
That's kind of a non-sensical question; of course the voltage rises (although slowly depending on the time left on it) as soon as you take it off of the tray. What's your point here? Also, who takes their packs off of a discharge tray and let them sit for an hour? C'mon PitCrew . And it actually doesn't matter whether you use a resistor only tray or not, HOWEVER you get your cells to 0.0V before charging, JUST GET 'EM THERE. That is the only way to maximize your cells potential over their lifetime...
And you're right, this is how 'I' choose to take care of 'MY' cells -JB
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I have yet to see the affects of using the Spintec tray though... I need to get one of these -JB
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The majority of my packs are IB3600's, so I do not take any of my packs intentionally past 0.9v/c
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