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Old 05-21-2004, 05:22 PM   #5071
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Ok I'm going to be lazy

I just got my 3300's. I am trying to get back into racing. Lets put it this way my last good cells were the first 2000s. I know the Nimh have a different way of cycling and caring for them on race days, and off days. Whats the maintence.

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Old 05-21-2004, 06:22 PM   #5072
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It's pretty simple. Before the first charge of the day, put them on a discharge tray with a .9v per cell cut off. Charge at 5-6 amps with a 35 - 55 mv delta peak depending on temp. discharge @ 20 amps if you're running stock and 30 amps if you're running mod down to 5.4 across the pack. NEVER put them on a fan to cool. Allow them to cool and stolre like that. I'f you're running them more than once a day, allow a couple hours to cool before you charge again, no need to tray them.
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Old 05-21-2004, 07:44 PM   #5073
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A good system to use for your batteries...is what I use. I have the 30 bulb deans discharger with a cut off switch, then after the majority of the power has been taken away, then transfer the battery over to the equalizing tray, then let the batterys rest for 30 min to about an hour. Even though you don't NEED to tray the batteries, through my experiences , I find that my batteries false peak less, and get more of a charge when I use an equalizer.
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Old 05-24-2004, 02:38 PM   #5074
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Hi guys,
I'm discharging my cells down to 5.4v on a LRP Pulsar then using a Robitronic equalizer tray. I believe that this tray then discharges at a rate of 1amp down 0.7v per cell as it is a diode/resistor type. On here and the Fukuyama website you recommend equalizing to 0.9v per cell at 20amp!! So my question is am I doing more harm than good treating my cells like this.

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The pulsar does not discharge at a fast enough rate to keep your cells at top performance and they will deteriorate. You need to discharge at 20 amps or higher for most situations. The tray is fine by itself, but the actual discharge needs to be higher.
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Old 05-25-2004, 02:44 AM   #5076
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Hi guys,
I'm discharging my cells down to 5.4v on a LRP Pulsar then using a Robitronic equalizer tray. I believe that this tray then discharges at a rate of 1amp down 0.7v per cell as it is a diode/resistor type. On here and the Fukuyama website you recommend equalizing to 0.9v per cell at 20amp!! So my question is am I doing more harm than good treating my cells like this.

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I'm discharging my Fuk GP3300 at 20 amps to 0,8 volt pr. cell. Before next practise / racing session, I use the Robitronic EQ. The batts have around 10-12 run each, and so far it've been excellent !
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Old 05-25-2004, 10:21 AM   #5077
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Do you know of any discharger that will do the job of discharging 20amps or higher.

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Old 05-25-2004, 10:30 AM   #5078
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For single cell, the Integy Octane2 will do 20A.

For pack discharge, bulbs or a few chargers will.
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Old 05-25-2004, 10:58 AM   #5079
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Integy has a 20A and a 30A discharger called the Reactor. Cutoff at .9V. A little pricey but works nicely
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the mako motor is an awsome motor...it is the fastest at my track, and it owns everybody. The epic binary or the monster stock has nothin on this motor. But the only thing is that I can't use it. No one can figure out why it gets so hot and there are some big pros looking at my car too. They have looked over everything, so don't bother telling me its the gear mesh or gearing or drivetrain. I race at socal raceway and most of them told me to call fukuyama and so I think I might just do that and see what they can do for me. I really love this motor and just want to use it . It is so awsome, I just wish something could be done about it.
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Old 05-25-2004, 11:39 AM   #5081
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Michal,

I'll be at SoCal on saturday after stopping by the REEDY race, so bring your car by my pits so I can take a look.

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Well, actually i just got a call from fukuyama and they said they would look at the motor. They are sooooo nice to do this for me, most companies would just say it was my fault but they are gonna inspect it. Fukuyama....you guys rock out loud.

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Good luck to all Fukuyama driver's attended the Reedy Race. Unfortunately I cannot make this one. A little too far and I know NOTHING about rubber tire racing. However, I am planning to attend the NORRCA On-Road Nationals at Fernando's track in Auguest. His track is in Atlanta and will be on tarmac with CS27's............. So I will be a virgin at that race
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Old 05-25-2004, 07:03 PM   #5084
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Everyone have a great time at the reedy race .. I know all of you will and even though im not racing with you all . Ill be there to cheer you on .. SO GOOD LUCK and give those batt's a good run..DAN IS WATCHING>>
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Good luck to all of my fellow team drivers at the reedy race this weekend. I cannot attend this one, go kick some butt!
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