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Old 11-25-2002, 12:31 AM   #1
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Hey what do you guys do with your batteries after you've raced and stored them for next race... eg. if next race is in 2 weeks and you wont be running between now and then... discharge and cycle once a week??
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Well it all depends.
FOR Ni-Cad: I will discharge it and put it to sleep in an Orion discharger tray until about 4 days before the race that I take it out and does the cycling again.
FOR Ni-MH: I will discharge it and charge it back up for abt 15 min with 5A going thru it as if you dun do that, the battery will go reverse voltage and it can be spoilt
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Old 11-25-2002, 11:10 AM   #3
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I tried the battery tray thing with my 2400's but they want to false peak several times when charging and seem to have less punch after leaving them in the tray for several days.
Now I just leave them in long enough for each bulb to go out and then I unscrew each terminal as it does.
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Well, I do not have any problem with any of my Ni Cads. But what I found out was there is more punch but a little bit less run time. Thats abt it.
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Hey what do you guys do with your batteries after you've raced and stored them for next race... eg. if next race is in 2 weeks and you wont be running between now and then... discharge and cycle once a week??
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Hey what do you guys do with your batteries after you've raced and stored them for next race... eg. if next race is in 2 weeks and you wont be running between now and then... discharge and cycle once a week??
In my case, I just leave about 10 minutes worth of charge and leave them until the night before the race. I then discharge them and put them in a tray. And I'm ready to race...
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All my GP3300 packs are dumped to zero volts on the tray for at least an hour each before storage.

For some reason, GP3300s like to be treated like Nicds. I have had old packs that charge to 2700+ only reach 3400 again after just overnight on the zero v tray. Even my newer packs that peak at 3300-3400 go right back to 3800+ after a night on the tray.

Please dont confuse this with dead shorting. To dead short you have to short both ends of the pack after it reaches zero. I just simply leave the packs at zero.
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