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Discharging Batteries??


Old 09-03-2010, 11:02 AM
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Questions?? Discharging Batteries??

I have a couple 6 cell NiMH batteries for a 1/10 TC..
Does it really make a big difference if you don't discharge the battery when your done using it?
What will happen if I don't discharge them?

I would rather just top them off before a race and stick them back on the charger when they start getting low(after it cools off)

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Old 09-03-2010, 11:06 AM
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With Nimhs you don't dischargge before storage, store them at 50-70% charge. They should, however, be discharged prior to charging. Failing to do so will cause them to lose run time.
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This is true but when you discharge them you need to leave a little bit of juice in them.
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By not discharging, you are 'training' them to use only that portion of their capacity that you're recharging - this is the 'memory' they are infamous for.

I discharge mine to 0.9v/cell or 5.4v for a 6 cell pack.
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