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Old 04-14-2005, 11:12 AM   #1
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I recently sold my Quasar Pro which I used to discharge my packs st 20 amps to 5.4v after a run, I have a Novak tray to equalize the cells. I want to pick something us to discharge the cells at 30 amps but not sure what to buy. I have a Pulsar 2 but it only discharges at 10 amps. Looking to pick up a another batt charger thinking about the APS for motor purposes and a seperate discharger such as an integy.
Looking for feedback on what everone is using to discharge a partially charged pack before equalizing and using it again.

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The indiREACTOR 30 by integy works very well. It is a 30amp discharger with a cutoff, so that you can still equalize afterwards. It also does not require a power source; it runs off of the battery it is discharging.
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Call me old skool', but I still use 12-2amp bulbs wired up in series. I attached an old Dynamite cut-off monitor so that the pack would not discharge completely. I then equalize the pack on a Trinity Real Time 2 discharge tray.
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Old 04-14-2005, 01:30 PM   #4
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Reactor 30, tray, then dead-short.

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I use the CE Turbo 35 GFX.
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20A discharge on the Reedy Quasar Pro... then either Rayspeed tray down to 0.9A or integy trays...
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ProTrak30 and then Integy Zero 6S trays -JB
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CDR-5000 then Smart Tray
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Default Re: What does everyone use to discharge packs after a run?

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I recently sold my Quasar Pro which I used to discharge my packs st 20 amps to 5.4v after a run, I have a Novak tray to equalize the cells. I want to pick something us to discharge the cells at 30 amps but not sure what to buy. I have a Pulsar 2 but it only discharges at 10 amps. Looking to pick up a another batt charger thinking about the APS for motor purposes and a seperate discharger such as an integy.
Looking for feedback on what everone is using to discharge a partially charged pack before equalizing and using it again.

Thanks,

Mike Turner

I use a older Turbo 35 bl to discharge packs at 30 amps. Then I dead short them. You can do this easily with a Novak tray while pressinr start button before plugging in power cord into tray. Let the pack sit until the lights flash then let them flash for another 10 -15 min. This will increase run time and voltage. You can pick up a Turbo 35 l for around 250. They work great once setup right. I also have a GFX and the BL is easier to use. Hope this helps Ray
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I use a older Turbo 35 bl to discharge packs at 30 amps. Then I dead short them. You can do this easily with a Novak tray while pressinr start button before plugging in power cord into tray. Let the pack sit until the lights flash then let them flash for another 10 -15 min. This will increase run time and voltage. You can pick up a Turbo 35 l for around 250. They work great once setup right. I also have a GFX and the BL is easier to use. Hope this helps Ray
Dead Shorting will not increase runtime
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Dead Shorting will not increase runtime

Ever try it? i have a few older Novak packs that I never dead shorted. Then I tried the above method, and I increased run time and voltage. I ck'ed them on the cycle mode using my GFX before and after. Ray
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when deadshorting packs you are decreasing the internal resistance...therefore allowing more voltage to go into the pack.

but because there isn't as much IR....the pack can't store as much mah so less runtime
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oh btw...i use a spintec and a smart tray
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MRT DDX pack discharger and then MRT individual cell 'spider'.
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when I really wanna get down, my ProTrak30 w/the ICS unit -
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