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Old 01-17-2011, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default How should i charge an 8.4 volt nimh battery 3000 mah

hey guys im new two this and a friend tells me i should know how to charge my battery so i dont loose power.
can you guys tell me how to charge A 8.4V NIMH 3000MAH battery with an onyx100 charger?
ill post pics if it helps thanks.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:14 AM   #2
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Never go over 3 amps on a 3000 mah... I would charge it at 1.5 amp if you have the time it is a better charge but taks time
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how long would it take to charge at 2-3 amps?
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:58 AM   #4
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It will theoretically take one hour and 20 minutes to charge it on 2 amperes. And on 3 amperes, one hour. But keep it on about 1,5 amperes like Rob says.
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:28 PM   #5
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If these are new packs, you prob should 'condition' them so you get the best from them. Take some time and read this - its the best all around guide I've run into -

http://www.camlight.com/techinfo/techtips.html


As soon as you get 8 to 10, maybe 12 cycles on the pack, I would bump charge rate to at least 3amps. I run 4000mah packs 7 cell pacs and charge mine at 5amps. A better charger would help get the most from these pacs.
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