Originally Posted by jayliu1984
I recently bought the SuperBrain 960 charger, as well as a 3600mah trinity reference Ni-cd battery. I don't know if the battery is defective or I am not using the charger right. Both my 1500 and 3600 Ni-Cd can't seem to last 5 min on stock wheely king. However, my 3000 ni-mh battery lasts about 40min.
The stock 1500 ni-cd lasted longer with my over night charger before.
The setting I am using is about 1-2 amp and 5mv for thresh hold.
Any suggestions? Thanks.
Check what your batteries really are... Nicad or NiMH.
Nicads have a memory.. they need to be treated the same every time. They should be stored discharged. Either with a discharger or run your vehicle until throttle and steering will not work together.
If you leave them with a charge in them for any period of time, they will not fully charge the next time.
The recommended charge rate for these batteries is 2X the capacity.
So the 1500 at 3 amps, The 3400's I would charge at 4-5 amps for what you are doing.
It does sound like you have a weak cell in your 3400 pack.
After a full charge... check the temps of the cells.. if you have a bad one.. it will be cooler than the rest.
Hope this helps.