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10-11-2011 10:51 PM  6 years agoPost 1
Ironside

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I have some 6S 5000mah batteries that I want to start putting in storage from week to week since I only fly on the weekend. When discharging to store the batteries, what rate do you discharge the batteries at? I have an iCharger 3010B that has a "Storage" function on it. I am just not sure what rate to set it at.

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10-11-2011 11:08 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Wingman77

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as fast as you want, it does not matter.

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10-11-2011 11:15 PM  6 years agoPost 3
Ironside

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Simple enough. Thanks.

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10-11-2011 11:21 PM  6 years agoPost 4
Ironside

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These batteries do get stored at 3.85V per cell, correct?

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10-11-2011 11:31 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Wingman77

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correct

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10-12-2011 03:20 AM  6 years agoPost 6
pctomlin

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The 3010B is only capable of an 80W discharge rate when using the charger to a power supply. If using batteries (lead acid deep cycles) to supply power to the charger you can go to regenerative discharge mode and discharge at up to 1000W if your pb batteries are able to handle this charge rate. I don't like using the storage function with a fully charged battery to a power supply because of how hot the charger gets. I prefer to fly my batteries down and put in storage mode charging them back up. Another alternative is to build something using automotive light bulbs to discharge batteries, however the batteries need to be constantly monitored or you could run the battery dead.

I am debating on building one of these for discharging batteries to get them to storage voltage. Again, this would need to be constantly monitored or it will kill your battery if you go too far.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1352331

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