Good Charger? Frying Batteries :-(
I have a few questions about electric racing.
1. If you are racing both Stock and 19T classes, so you guys have 8 fully charged batteries on hand, 1 for each race?
2. What is a good charger to charge 3300 6 cell packs? Prefereably one that is a quick charge. Looking for something that could recharge inbetween races.
3. I paid allot of money for my charger 4-5 years ago and I am tired of frying batteries with it. I was charging my receiver pack for a nitro car last night at 1 amp and it started to smoke at the end of the charge and melted some of the plastic. This also happened with a 3000mah NiMH pack by trinity. My charger is a Apex Sigma, don't think they make them any more. It cost $140 back then. It is a AC\DC charger that charges 4-9 cells. Charge current range is .5 - 6.5A. It was made by Magma International LTD. The instructions indicate charging at 1a a 1100mAh receiver pack should take between 30-60 minutes...but it is more like 3 hours. I forgot to mention, I always fully discharged the batteries before they were charged.