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    Max discharge amps for EZ Peak Plus

    I purchased an EZ Peak Plus about a month ago. Overall I like the charger, but I've tried discharging NiMH, LIPO, & Pb batteries of various capacity and voltages and the discharge never draws more than 1.4 amps even when I set it to 2 amps. Any ideas?

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    Discharge Current Range: 0.1–2.0A (10W Max.)
    Watts = Amps x Volts
    10W = A x 7.4V
    A = 10W 7.4V
    A = 1.35 Amps

    Therefore, to discharge @ 2A, you would need to be discharging some pack or cell to 5.0 Volts or less. Don't do this with a LiPo unless it is a 1-cell pack.
    Last edited by ksb51rl; 03-19-2012 at 01:07 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    Watts = Amps x Volts
    10W = A x 7.4V
    A = 10W 7.4V
    A = 1.35 Amps

    Therefore, to discharge @ 2A, you would need to be discharging some pack or cell to 5.0 Volts or less. Don't do this with a LiPo unless it is a 1-cell pack.
    Thanks. I never knew it was limited to 10W max. That explains it since I tried 6V & 12V Pb and also the 7.4V LIPO.

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