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Old 09-27-2004, 10:17 AM   #1
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Default Ni-Cd's and Super Brain 969

I just got into the RC hobby this summer, building a TC3 and buying a E-Maxx and a Revo.

I had my first tourcing car race a week ago and another coming up this weekend, as well as I plan on racing indoors all winter.

I have 5 packs of Team Orion 2400 Ni-Cd Rocket Packs. I had to start somewhere. I also have a Super Brain 969 Pro charger. I also built a 20amp bulb discharger.

Can anyone give me some tips on using the Super Brain with these packs? As well as any tips on keeping the packs at their best.

What should I be doing the day before the race to the batteries?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I plan on moving up to 3300 NiMh soon, but not just yet.
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Old 09-27-2004, 08:25 PM   #2
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what i would do is have all your packs discharged down to 5.4 then charge them the day of the race and discharge them when you done and leave them discharged untill the next time you plan on using them
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With that charger I've found it's best to charge at 4.5amps (it's max output) and let it select the peak voltage cut off. If it finishes charging a pack and the pack is not warm then adjust the peak voltage so it will charge the pack a little longer.

Adjust it a little at a time and you'll figure out what the best setting is. With mine once I ran the packs awhile the charger auto selected the peak cut off just fine and seems to charge them without issue, I just have to bump up the output when I plug the charger in initially.
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