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Old 04-20-2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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I recently charged my 1700mAh RX pack @ 1.7 amps and it started to balloon pretty badly. Did I charge it too high?
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I charge them at 1C. My 2300mAh lipo stick for THE Car charges at 2.3Amps.
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Not sure but I usually charge mine at 1.2 amps the first time and then I'll charge at 1C from then on out. Maybe you just got a bad pack or your charger's rating is off and allowing more amps than whats displayed.
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I recently charged my 1700mAh RX pack @ 1.7 amps and it started to balloon pretty badly. Did I charge it too high?


Are we talkin Lipo, Life, Nimh ?

What kind of charger ?
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Are we talkin Lipo, Life, Nimh ?

What kind of charger ?
what he ^^^^^^ said... if you charge a lipo on nmh or life settings well poof there goes your pack....
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I'm guessing this is a nimh pack and if it is I wouldn't charge it over 1 amp and more realistically I would charge it at .7-.8amps. It takes a while bit you don't want to overheat nimh cells
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I charge our stickman 1,600 mah nimh packs at 3.0 amps all of the time when at the track. When home I go with 1.0 amp.

Over a years worth of use and no problems.
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I'm guessing this is a nimh pack and if it is I wouldn't charge it over 1 amp and more realistically I would charge it at .7-.8amps. It takes a while bit you don't want to overheat nimh cells
.5 here ,thats right ....you dont want to overheat the nimh cells , should be warm thats the right way
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always charge my at 1.0 without any problems
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i always charge all my batteries at 1c or a little above and haven't had any problems thus far.
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1.1 amps for my NiMh reciever packs...at the track 1.2.....I know, I know...
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Don't matter the type of battery. Either NiMh, NiCd or Lipo. I always charge at 1C.
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I use .5 amp @ home and 1 @ the track.
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The same as what ever the pack is rated. 1700mah charge at 1.7 amps. You can do a quick peak if its already charged at .4-.5 higher buy watch out for the pack getting to hot. Heat will kill a battery no matter what type it is. Theoreticly it should take 1 hour at 1C. But it is hardly the case. At 1C, a completly drained pack will usually only takes about 45-50 minutes at 1C. I only do a peak charge if I plan on running 30 minutes or more. Lipo's are kind of different. If you charge them to much the expand or possibly blow up.
Most of the time a NiMH/NiCD will ballon from physical damage more than from charging it to high. Or if you tried to charge it on the wrong setting ( Lead/Acid instead of NiMH).
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i charge at .05 to 1 amp max
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