Using brand new packs

Old 03-04-2005, 02:34 PM
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Hi Korgae,

I'm sure this has been asked before in this thread but no time to do the search.

I just got some new SMC 3300 pro series packs, is there a way or what should I do before using these new packs? I mean do I discharge them first or charge them right away? Sorry not to familiar with battery maintenance, that's why better ask the expert himself.

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Old 03-04-2005, 11:04 PM
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Hi Roy,

Thanks for the question, it's a good one!.

When I build new packs, i like to 1st run them a few times in practice. typically packs do feel good "out of the box" but I really feel more comfortable running them at least once in practice just to get a cycle into them.

After that you have the choice of how you want to start caring for them, If it is stock or 19 turn I would suggest dead shorting the packs to get a bit more voltage.

Take a second to either read "proper care" here on the other thread or on our webpage.

Hope this helps.

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Old 03-04-2005, 11:49 PM
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Thanks a lot for the tip! Now time to have them ready for next weekends race.

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when you dead short them, do you store them dead shorted till the next weekend of racing ? how do you store the batterys from week to week
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Sorry I missed answering your question.

Yes when you DS your packs, you store them in that state between weekends, or race days.

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How long is it safe to keep a pack dead shorted?

I had some nice packs, but left them shorted for too long...about 10 months. I'm guessing that's too long?
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Not sure about 10 months, cycle it and see if the #s are still good, if so then your good to go..

The most I have seen is a few months, ( 4 I think) let us know the results.
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