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Old 01-30-2006, 08:23 PM   #1
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What is the best weay to discharge your batterys. The Novak smart tray or the Much More Zero-v, or any other sugestions
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So many threads on this, people really need to learn to use the search function.
Anyways, discharging depends on what type of cells you have. GPs you can tray them down to zero and they will be fine. IBs on the other hand, have to be cut off at 0.85v to be safe. A Spintec BatMan or Dynapulse will help keep packs conditioned and fresh, regardless of what cells. As for a tray, the ones with adjustable cut-off, like the Novak, are nice because you can use them safely with GP and IB cells. The Much More Zero tray will work fine for GPs but you'd have to watch it with IB cells.
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I use a Integy 0-30 to bring them down to 5.4 volts (30 amp discharge). And then I use my Much More Zero V's until the lights are out...I let it go for longer somtimes too. I do this with IB and GP cells.

I like the Team Wave discharger...keeps them at .9 and is super cool.
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every week there is a thread

which is best... discharger
which is best... charger
which is best... equilizer
which is best... batteries



there hasnt been a "which is best tourer" for over 2 weeks now though
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I use a Integy 0-30 to bring them down to 5.4 volts (30 amp discharge). And then I use my Much More Zero V's until the lights are out...I let it go for longer somtimes too. I do this with IB and GP cells.

I like the Team Wave discharger...keeps them at .9 and is super cool.
I was under the impression the 030 doesnt stop at 5.4 volts, it stops at 0 volts.
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every week there is a thread

which is best... discharger
which is best... charger
which is best... equilizer
which is best... batteries



there hasnt been a "which is best tourer" for over 2 weeks now though
no need for one now that the T2 is out :P
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I was under the impression the 030 doesnt stop at 5.4 volts, it stops at 0 volts.

You are right it doesnt stop at 5.4. Nothing but resistors and 2 fans there, hence the name ZERO THIRTY. Thirty amp discharge to Zero volts (well almost).
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What's the point of giving someone advice only to take a shot at them first?? Help out your fellow racer or shut up. You can find many threads about many topics,but it never hurts to start a thread as new info is constantly coming to our attention. "if you're not part of the solution,you're part of the problem"

I have the 0-30 and usually use it for packs that have been run for 5min. in my touring car. you have to be careful with them when they are at full charge as the 0-30 will make the pack VERY hot. it's a great discharger,just gotta be a little attentative with it. there is also an upgrade kit from axxis racing that is supposed to help with that problem. i'm considering getting this kit so I won't have to "babysit" the packs. hope this helps you some--Al
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So many threads on this, people really need to learn to use the search function.
Anyways, discharging depends on what type of cells you have. GPs you can tray them down to zero and they will be fine. IBs on the other hand, have to be cut off at 0.85v to be safe. A Spintec BatMan or Dynapulse will help keep packs conditioned and fresh, regardless of what cells. As for a tray, the ones with adjustable cut-off, like the Novak, are nice because you can use them safely with GP and IB cells. The Much More Zero tray will work fine for GPs but you'd have to watch it with IB cells.

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What's the point of giving someone advice only to take a shot at them first?? Help out your fellow racer or shut up. You can find many threads about many topics,but it never hurts to start a thread as new info is constantly coming to our attention. "if you're not part of the solution,you're part of the problem"

I agree big Al, I am shock and appauled at your rude behaviour XrayFk!!!



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I think the best was is to use the new Much More CTX-D. It will tell you everything you need to know about each cell in your pack. It also discharges each cell not as 1 pack.

If you are running GP after discharge on the CTX-D discharge on the Zero V
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I agree big Al, I am shock and appauled at your rude behaviour XrayFk!!!



LMAO, this is not considered rude for people from PA.
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So whats the answer on this ? I have all three. Smart Tray, Dyna Pulse and Much More ZeroV.
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So whats the answer on this ? I have all three. Smart Tray, Dyna Pulse and Much More ZeroV.
Use all three, after a pack is used in a race discharge it at 20 - 30 amps to bring it down to 5.4v then put it away for the week. Before you charge it use your smart tray to equalize the cells, do this just before the charge as storing it after this can cause cell reversal if the cell is left awhile. Use your dynapulse to discharge the batteries that you charged but didn't use. If you are storing for a while put in about 1000 mah and bring them back to life again with your dynapulse.
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