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Intellipeak ICE - detecting cut-off voltage incorrectly during discharge?

Old 03-28-2009, 10:27 AM
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Default Intellipeak ICE - detecting cut-off voltage incorrectly during discharge?

I'm trying to discharge a 1650mAh NiMH 8-cell Tx pack and my Intellipeak ICE charger is hitting cut-off voltage detection even though it's nowhere near the minimum of .9V/cell.



What am I doing wrong here?

Appreciate any input.

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Old 03-28-2009, 11:13 AM
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Default RE: Intellipeak ICE - detecting cut-off voltage incorrectly during discharge?

If the cell count is 8 and the cut-off is .9 then it is probably hitting it so fast that the display can't keep up. Can you try reducing the rate to minimum if it hits it in less than a second.
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Default RE: Intellipeak ICE - detecting cut-off voltage incorrectly during discharge?

I'll give that a try - thanks!

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Default RE: Intellipeak ICE - detecting cut-off voltage incorrectly during discharge?

Good call - dropping the discharge rate a bit allowed the discharge to continue properly vs dying prematurely due to too much of a load. Thanks!
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Default RE: Intellipeak ICE - detecting cut-off voltage incorrectly during discharge?

Forgot to note. I didn't have luck with my Tx pack but did with some smaller packs with regards to dropping the discharge rate. I recalled reading a while back that the Futaba Transmitters have a diode on the charging circuit preventing discharge through the charging port. I removed the pack from the Tx and it's currently discharging. All good now.

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