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Old 10-04-2008, 03:58 PM
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ok my truck just broke and my maxamp 6000 has almost a full charge.i wont be able to use the truck until i get the parts.what do i do with the battery?discharge it?
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:14 PM
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It it's gonna sit for 3 weeks or more it needs to be put at 50 to 60% of it's rated capacity or 3000 mAh. And then cycle it once every 30 days.


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Old 10-04-2008, 05:44 PM
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the parts should be here by tues or wed.the battery has almost a full charge now.the truck will be sitting until then.will it be ok until then?if not how do i get it to 50%?by cycle do you mean charge it again?
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Old 10-04-2008, 07:25 PM
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You be fine for that time period and you discharge the pack with the charger if your's has a discharge setting. And a cycle is charged until full then discharge to LVC point then charged back to half.

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Old 10-05-2008, 05:52 AM
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ok thanks
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:13 AM
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Your very welcome.

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Old 10-05-2008, 11:47 AM
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Jason,one more question.when the battery was done charging the mah screen only read 2800 or so.should it be reading the full 6000 mah?
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:59 AM
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If it was the first time you charged it, it's because they come with about a half a charger in the when new.

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it was actually the third time i charged it.the second time i charged i thought it was done charging but it was not.i took the truck out and it lasted about ten mins.i charged it again which took almost an hour.after a few mins of running the truck broke.
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:32 PM
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You'll only put back in what you take out. A fully charged and balanced pack should take 80 to 90 minutes to charge.

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ok.so what should be my next step?
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Nothing, leave the pack fully charged. You said you'd have the truck fixed next week. So your fine.

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Old 10-11-2008, 08:44 AM
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Jason,thanks you guys were very helpful.after emailing Alex he advised me to send the battery in so it could be checked.after just 2 days i was called and told the battery itself was fine.they said mostlikely the problem was the fake deans connectors that i had.they were causing a resistance problem.anyway i ordered real deans connectors to solve the problem.thanks again.by the way the battery is awesome!
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