I just bought a Futaba 3PJS radio system and it has a Nicd battary pack instead of alkalines. Does anyone know if this radio has an alarm that tells you when the battary drops below a certain voltage? I havent been able to find anything in the manual, but I did find a function when I was flipping through them that said "alarm" and it has a percentage that said 75% next to it that was adjustable. I'm guessing this is the voltage alarm function, but I'm not sure..... What is the voltage when the battary is fully charged? Someone said it would be 11.7, is this right? Here's my main question, when the battary gets below a voltage level that I think is safe (or an alarm goes off), how do I discharge the pack so I can recharge it? Should I just leave my radio on all night? Or can I hook it up to something that will discharge it? What ever way I discharge it, it probably shouldn't have too high of an amp draw because that's not what the battary experiances while racing, or does that matter? I don't want to just continually repeak the pack because it will develope memory..... which isn't good
. Any input will be very helpful. How do you guys do it?