Hey Cooleo help me out on this project. You talk about the "voltage drop" and I agree. (too bad I didn't know about this with my first NiMH packs, I ran them till the truck stopped rolling. The packs are "dull" at best.)
You hear all this hype about LVC devices, or ESC's with LVC like the Novak Rooster and the Mamba. So The Traxxas Stampede Forum needs to develop the proper numbers to apply a LVC device while using NiMH packs, and not go past the voltage drop. This would be perfect for newbies. The device would stop the truck, rather than hoping they figure out when to stop running it. The question is, what low voltage cutoff would be proper for NiMH packs. Trying to get the most out of a run, but not dip too low. The Mamba would be perfect cause you have fully adjustable LVC.
So what do you battery experts think would be the "voltage drop" number that would be ideal for that expensive new pack? I doubt the NiMH companies will come out with this, because they want you to ruin your pack and buy new ones !
So you Stampede owners with a voltmeter, maybe you can wait till you see the truck slowing down, or the "voltage drop" and quickly measure the pack with your multimeter. That would be a good start. I can't help out at this time, as my voltmeter fried, and my RC stuff is "out of order" at the moment...LOL The peak charger was a great invention to protect the cells on the charge end, so it only makes sense to have something to protect them on the discharged end.