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Old 11-09-2004, 08:20 AM   #5941
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Nope, I have a big racing coming up Sunday Nov 21st
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Old 11-09-2004, 10:05 AM   #5942
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Welcome back John, Ill see you in 2 weeks

PS: Watch out now your gona hear it's ours not your's
Just listen to her with a smile it's all good once you get to the track.
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Old 11-09-2004, 11:25 AM   #5943
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John, I want to try and make it this saturday, but things are a little hectic right now so it might be next weekend. How are the crouds for the sat night races? Good still? Thanks for the congratz. You might see the wife too since I might pull her along with me to the track every now and then.
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Hi John
What are the best ways to storage the batteries? Or I shouldn't?
Will I be able to charge the batteries in the furture and without losing the performance? Thanks

PS Will the batteries go bad if I let it sit too long with no charge?
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Store the cells with 5.4v in the pack. If you're going to be storing them for more than a month, I'd pull them out every 3-4 weeks and cycle them once. When you start running them again you may need to put a cycle or two on them before they come back to full power again. But they should end up just fine.
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Jon, you got pm
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Store the cells with 5.4v in the pack. If you're going to be storing them for more than a month, I'd pull them out every 3-4 weeks and cycle them once. When you start running them again you may need to put a cycle or two on them before they come back to full power again. But they should end up just fine.
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Store the cells with 5.4v in the pack. If you're going to be storing them for more than a month, I'd pull them out every 3-4 weeks and cycle them once. When you start running them again you may need to put a cycle or two on them before they come back to full power again. But they should end up just fine.
Jon gives good advice!! It's exactly what I do except sometimes I forget to cycle them and it takes a little bit to bring them up to par
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What does it mean by store the batteries at 5.4V? How do u charge the batteries to 5.4V? After u charge the batteries full like at 5A, then discharge them til 5.4V ?
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You need to put them on a discharger that has a 5.4v cutoff or one that can be adjusted to 5.4v. This is something you should have anyway to keep your cells at their best.
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ok, 0.9V per cell

but then, I heard the cells should be charged to at least 2/3 of their capacity before storing them for long. Now, with .9V left in each cell, there is not much juice left in the cells.
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ok, 0.9V per cell

but then, I heard the cells should be charged to at least 2/3 of their capacity before storing them for long. Now, with .9V left in each cell, there is not much juice left in the cells.
I think if your leaving them for a long time you charge them up for like 1000secs and then store them i might be wrong someone should double check me.

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Store the cells with 5.4v in the pack. If you're going to be storing them for more than a month, I'd pull them out every 3-4 weeks and cycle them once. When you start running them again you may need to put a cycle or two on them before they come back to full power again. But they should end up just fine.
another good tip is if you plan on putting away for a long time is to take off the battery bars. I heard that from the man himself
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Old 11-10-2004, 11:58 AM   #5955
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The old 3000's you wanted to store with 2/3 to a full charge in them. But the newer cells will loose runtime and power if you do this. Howard also made a good point about taking bars off of the cells during long storage. This will keep them from drawing off each other.
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