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Old 08-16-2005, 03:12 PM   #1
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How do ya'll cycle deadshorted 3300's? Is it just tray down to 5.4v after the race, then equalize, then deadshort, then just unsolder right before the next race weekend.
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Thats the system i use. I've also found it best to take off the deadshort about a day before running the packs.
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My way is:

1) discharge to 5.4 volts
2) tray down to 0
3) short for a minimum 3 days
4) unshort and tray again for 5 minutes before charging.

I also use the packs twice as the 2nd cycle is the bomb.
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I also use the packs twice as the 2nd cycle is the bomb.
After the 1st run....what discharge tray do use? Do you completely discharge them with 30/35 amps then tray them before the 2nd run ? Coz' thats what I do. I was wondering what others do.
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danjoy, how far do you discharge after the first run before recharging the pack for the 2nd run?
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This is a quote for Danny/SMC re IB3800:

"As long as the packs cool down for a couple of hours they can be used again in the sameday. When using them more than once per day place them in a discharge tray in between runs. Only deadshort when storing the packs after your race day"
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cool thanks... sounds like you are discharging each cell down to .9 volts between each run then. I will try the 2nd run idea and see how it goes
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