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Old 12-16-2009, 10:15 AM   #1
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Default Hobbico Hot-Shot 2 Super how to charge

Rather then charging using the supplied charger take 2 much time I want to charge on my charger. I know its 5000 mah but how many cells 1? and can I charge at 5amps?? I use a muchmore CTX platinum and requires too much info too get it started Help please
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No do not charge it at 5 amps!

Why do you want to charge it so fast? Just throw it on the trickle charger for a few days before the race and it will charge up.

If you still want to throw it on the peak charger, I would say no mare than .5 amps.
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No do not charge it at 5 amps!

Why do you want to charge it so fast? Just throw it on the trickle charger for a few days before the race and it will charge up.

If you still want to throw it on the peak charger, I would say no mare than .5 amps.
Yeah thanks Just bought a squid lead and I wanted to try just impatient and I always forget . so .5 amps do you know if its multi cells or a single cell too make up 5000 mah
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The glow driver is just one cell. That's why you don't charge it at 5 Amps.
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The glow driver is just one cell. That's why you don't charge it at 5 Amps.
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I usually charge mine at .5amps. However if I'm needed it pretty soon I will go 1.0amps. I usually use it about a month racing every weekend before I charge it! lol
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I bump mine at 2 amps its not a problem. If I have time or just sitting in the pits I will peak it at 0.5amps. The cell wil last longer than the housing & contact doing it this way.I had the old smaller mah hotshot last years like this & you could charge at higher amp if your willing to sacrifice cell life.

Simple way to tell if your particular batt is being charged too high is temp.
Warm to the touch during charge 95degF range is fine thats about or just under the temp of a hottub you would sit in.

Hot to the touch during charge is bad & killing your cell lifespan.Most modern chargers with themp sensors are default set to stop charging in the 120deg range. Cooler is alwasy better but getting a job done is important too.
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the reason why i posted last night load my kit, tools needed to break in a brand new pinch, drove too the park, setup inverter for head gun etc poured fuel ready for the heat cycles dam motor wouldn't kick over turns out the super hot shot was dead what a pisser didn't want to wait till the next day but my charger was rejecting the charger had it setup wrong.
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It's not the cell that can't handle the juice its the contact lead wire that runs from the cell down the stem of the igniter to the tip where it contacts the plug.

The wire is very thin and not rated to handle the amount of current that goes through it, so why you can do it and get away with it maybe you risk overheating the wire and breaking it or shorting it out all together.

I do my Hot Shot at 1Amp flat, 2Amps would be pushing it IMO. I would only do that if it died and no one had a spare I could borrow and needed it within the next 15mins.
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Can it be charged with the cheap AC6 charger?
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always carry 2 ignitors. you never have a dead one, well at least you shouldnt
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