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    It says discharge rate,,,, what?

    Hey what's the discharge for , just some explanation why my battery says do not discharge below 3 volts per cell? I have the Onyx 235 charger .
    Traxxas Slash 2wd and Thunder Tiger Tomahawk Vx

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    cause why would u want to blow your lipo. if u go below poof you have fried your battery. garbage no good. wasted money lol. thats what happens when u go 3 or below.. id say not even to 3 volts i wouldnt go pass 3.5 max if u let it typically stay around 3.6 imo

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    What esc do you have?
    Traxxas escs are set to around 3.6v/cell
    castle escs are factory set at 3.2
    You should be ok with driving till the throttle limit kicks in.

    Now the charger...
    If you are going to store your batteries more than a couple of days(or what your battery instructions say), your gonna want to discharge any full packs down to 3.8v/cell. Just set your charger up to discharge down to that.

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    What , how do I know when I hit 3 volts , won't the esc shut the car off for me. ...
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    I answered your question before you asked it lol. Mind reader I am...

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    I have the xl5 and my charger don't discharge ugh. Yeah the car shuts off when the battery gets low.
    Traxxas Slash 2wd and Thunder Tiger Tomahawk Vx

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    What does it mean to "discharge your battery"? Can you do it on a Passport Lipo charger?

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