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Old 01-30-2005, 12:12 PM   #1
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Okay I'm getting back into the rc scene . I picked up an rc12l4. IT came with 7 packs. there orion GP3300 ni-ph. I curious what the best way to charge these guy's. I've read that discharging Ni-ph isn't good. So what do you guy's recommend. I still have to purchase a charger. I do now I need one that can peak charge.
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You mean nimh rite? Charge at 5.0 amps
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should i discharge the packs too.
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Yea discharging wont hurt them...
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cool thanks heard from some you should'nt and some you should
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Old 01-30-2005, 11:47 PM   #6
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Whether you should discharge the packs or not also depends on the pack configuration. If they're stick packs, with the cells arranged end-to-end, DON'T discharge em. You'll be pulling amps from the two end cells and could reverse-charge em. The discharger can't tell if this happens, but it'll lower the output voltage and life of the pack.

If they're side-by-side, they'll be fine if you just use a discharger board that'll drain each cell seperately.
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cool thanks. I"m running side by side in 4 cell conf.
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Discharge them after every run, then recharge them again. If you're going to store them, then just leave atleast 50% charge in them.
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