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Old 08-27-2004, 08:22 PM
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How do you cycle a battery? Is it charging and discharging several times before use? And how many times should you cycle a new battery before you run it?
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Old 08-28-2004, 01:10 PM
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What type of batteries???

3300, 3000, 2400?

I get matched 3300 packs and I cycle them once before I start using them racing.

Just make sure to use a good discharger and a cut-off switch so you do not discharge them to far.

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What I do is cycle maybe twice about a couple days before a race so that the batteries won't be overworked on race day using an integy 30amp discharger and following it up with an eagle racing individual cell cut off discharger , that is if I hadn't run them in two weeks. On race day I run the pack only twice and thats it. One for practice and the run for a qualifier or main.
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I plan to get new GP 3300s. So your saying to cycle the battery you cahrge it and discharge a few times before use? Is this right? I cant wait to buy them. Any info on cycling them is appreciated. Thanks.
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You don't need to cycle GP3300 batteries. There is no gain and your just throwing away usable life if you do it. Just make sure that after running the battery you let it cool for 1.5-2 hours before you re-charge it. After your finished for the day discharge to 5.4v and leave it, before you charge it next equalize the cells.
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Old 09-05-2004, 10:04 AM
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yo fatdoggy i have a question about that 5.4 volts thingy... so you mean that i really have to get a charger that is capable of that certain discharging function?.. to discharge downto 5.4 volts?..
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