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Old 01-14-2008, 09:47 PM   #1
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Default Quick Charging a 3PK Nickel Cadmium Battery

Can you quick charge a Nickel Cadmium battery out of a 3Pk radio?

Its a 700 mAh battery. It says you can quick charge it at 210mA for 5 hours.

Is there a quicker way to charge it? I spend 9 hours stright at the track practicing. I dont want to have ANY down time... ( I need all the practice I can get)

I have a DuraTrax Piranha digital charger..

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCLD5&P=ML

What is the quickest and safest way to chrge this battery? what setting would I set it too.

Do these batteries have a memory?
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yeah Nicd's have a memory

easiest way is to get 2...IMO
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yeah Nicd's have a memory

easiest way is to get 2...IMO
Does that mean only charge it when it compltey dead? Can I put a Ni-MH battery in the unit?
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yes and yes
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you could even run lipo for maximum runtime and weight savings...

http://www.rccompound.com/ProductDet...de=BALTX1600LF
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spend the money and get a lipo pack or rechargeable aa's. That stock pack blows, it lasts 30 minute tops. You'll spend more time charging it than you will running you car!
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Where can I get a AA tray for a good price?
How long will 8 AA 2500's last? Can I charge the AA while in the remote?
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futaba makes one, its 10 bucks. 2300 orion AA's lasted the whole day plus more.
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