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Old 03-21-2008, 05:49 AM   #16
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:45 AM   #17
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since you know how to use it... i have this battery: http://www.carolinasrc.com/webstore/...idproduct=6095

what numbers am i supposed to have on the charger?

i put it at 1600 mah (obviously)

but theres the "A" number which i cant figure out, so i put it on 1.0

and theres another number which i cant remember, and have no clue as to what its supposed to be on.

i have a feeling im not charging my batteries properly
The first 2 numbers are right. That's 1600 mah and 1 amp charge rate. DO NOT EXCEED 1 amp for that pack! Duratrax recommends the sensitivity (3rd setting) be set to 6Mv/c for NiCd and 8Mv/c for NiMH batteries. That setting determines how sensitive the charger is on peak detection.

My racing buddy helped set mine up initially... he has had one for a long time and recommended this charger to me. After it is set up initially it is easy to use... just press the center button until the preset number flashes, the + or - to select which one, then press again to stop the flashing, then press and hold until it beeps. It will play a little tune for you when it peaks... it also gives an audible warning if the battery gets disconnected (can happen on a busy pit table) or if you have the polarity reversed when you connect it.

NOTE: Regarding settings...
I use 1 amp charge rate for my hump pack, but only .8 for my 2300 mah transmitter batteries. I also use this charger to charge my starter box battery... the big heavy lead-acid one. Works like a champ, although I don't remember the settings.

You can download the manual here:

http://manuals.hobbico.com/dtx/dtxp4005-manual.pdf
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Old 03-21-2008, 01:10 PM   #18
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The first 2 numbers are right. That's 1600 mah and 1 amp charge rate. DO NOT EXCEED 1 amp for that pack! Duratrax recommends the sensitivity (3rd setting) be set to 6Mv/c for NiCd and 8Mv/c for NiMH batteries. That setting determines how sensitive the charger is on peak detection.

My racing buddy helped set mine up initially... he has had one for a long time and recommended this charger to me. After it is set up initially it is easy to use... just press the center button until the preset number flashes, the + or - to select which one, then press again to stop the flashing, then press and hold until it beeps. It will play a little tune for you when it peaks... it also gives an audible warning if the battery gets disconnected (can happen on a busy pit table) or if you have the polarity reversed when you connect it.

NOTE: Regarding settings...
I use 1 amp charge rate for my hump pack, but only .8 for my 2300 mah transmitter batteries. I also use this charger to charge my starter box battery... the big heavy lead-acid one. Works like a champ, although I don't remember the settings.

You can download the manual here:

http://manuals.hobbico.com/dtx/dtxp4005-manual.pdf
yeah, mv/c was the other thing i forgot about. mines currently set at 3.0, i dont know why, i just put it there.

i know how to use it, i just wasnt too sure about what the numbers should be, and manual that came with it was just a 4x5 inch piece of paper that explained how to use it and thats all.

you can charge your starter box battery too? is that with the 2 prongs coming off the back? i thought those were to hook up to a battery source instead of a wall. a power intake not output?

and yeah, this is an awesome charger. it even tells you how much MAH is puts into the battery, right?... or what is that number that goes up while its charging? i assume its the amount of "juice" thats put into the battery?

and that link didnt work, but dont worry about, i dont need it anyways. thanks for the help.
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Old 03-21-2008, 02:42 PM   #19
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I use the traxxas charger for my reciver packs

works great and have a nice LONG lead


small, light, functional
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MRC Super Brain 960 AC/DC Peak Charger (NiCD and NiMH)
user friendly and great features
perfect for both field and home
price is awesome too

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/13174
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Here is what I use for Rx packs. It does NiCD, NiMH, and LiPo, and can do two packs at once.

http://www.hobbico.com/chargers/hcap0290.html

$49.99 at Tower
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...0290&search=Go
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I have been using this for over 2 years without any problems. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXLCJ6&P=ML
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