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Old 01-05-2005, 09:57 AM   #19
Erik Jonk
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lee82gx:
The only reason I see to discharge a fully charged pack is to check how good it is. You should not do this more often than absolutely necessary, every cycle is counts. Yes, charger will be released soon! Asia is definitely on the list, keep an eye on our website!

PeterCr:
You're right, if there is nothing left to discharge... it can't do much. But to my experience there is always enough left to let the Battery Manager do its job. It also features a 'maintenance mode' at the end of the cycle. It then switches down in frequency, so cell voltage can restore between load blocks and deeper discharge is reached without cell reversal.

corallyman:
No 4 cell version, yet!

Entropy:
For pricing contact your local hobby shop or distributor!

harris:
1. It does take the cooling-periods in consideration. It shows data equivalent to a constant 35 amps discharge, so comparison is possible.
2. The Battery Manager is not a pulse discharger, but it uses blocks of high current. During these blocks the current is very lineair, regulated by the onboard microcontroller.
3. You can discharge as many packs as you like without any cooling in between.

TCR:
Dollar/euro is 1.33 now, so this would make $140. We do not have a US distributor yet, working on this.

David:
Thanks for the input!
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