Originally posted by budlightnmyhand
Guys, whats up with my damn glow charger. i was having problems in the past so i bought 2 new 1400 mah nicad batteries for it and they keep dying on me. I keep thinking i'm blowing glow plugs but thats not the case. Should i just buy a whole new glow charger? I bought this used.
What kind of charger are you using? You might be using an overnight charger and not letting it charge fully. I have an Ofna starter box. I'm not sure if its the same as yours, but mine comes with the front power panel. The glow ignitor is powered by the 12v battery (voltage cut down to 1.5v) You don't need sub c batteries for that.
But what I have been using for several months now is the ofna d cell glow ignitor. Then get some Radio Shack 4000Mah D NIMH batteries. Charge both of them on an overnight charger. Then you will always have glow ignitor power. Once your d-cell goes out, you'll always have a backup. Just remember to recharge the old battery. I haven't had to recharge mine for like three months, but I only race like three or four days out of a month.
Also keep a few old glow plugs that light up but doesn't work too well with your engine. Then if you are unsure about your glow ignitor just test it on a known working glow plug. You'll know if you're outta juice then.