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Old 02-23-2008, 07:19 PM   #1
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Hi, i have GP 3300's and GP 3700's. They are 6 cell packs. My question is, what is a good rate to discharge them? Thanks. Tekno.
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Well, I like to discharge my side-by-sides at 1.0A, if i have time that is. I find the slower the better. But if im in a hurry I will discharge them at 3.5A or 4.0A.
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discharge the batteries at about the same rate as your motor would pull so the battery gets accustomed the the amperage draw. 20 amps isa good discharge though some running mod motors will go 30
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30 amp pulse discharge is the best for performance. Cut off at .90V per cell (GP cells might even like to go to .85V per cell).
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30 amps discharge..the 3300 u can take right down to zero(dead short)but not sure about the 3700s get a good discharge tray like the Novac it works well
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