Originally Posted by Mabuchi540
I have just got a couple of packs for around the backyard fun, they are Team Orion 3000mah Super Duty plus packs from Stormer Hobbies.
Now they're obviously new in that they have never been used before but god knows how long they've sat on the shelf so they are probably years old.
Anyway I just put them both on charge at 5 amps and they got warm during the charge, but they only took 10 minutes approximately and on the discharger (17.5 amp) only lasted less than 2 minutes to get down to 5.4 volts.
Are they dead from the word go or does it take a couple of charges to come right?
Thanks in advance
cycle them a couple of times.... what I do to make them alive is discharge them slowly (1A), charge one time slowly, at 300 mah.... then, discharge at 1A and charge at 4A.... if they didnīt reach full capacity (or close), discharge and charge again with 1A..... and repeat from step 3
has worked for a 3200mah pack I have around for a year or so....
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