Hitec CG-340

Old 05-02-2003, 10:43 AM
  #1  
Tech Addict
Thread Starter
 
nixaad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 580
Default Hitec CG-340

Hello,

I just recently bought a CG-340 NiCad/NiMh Field Charger. I would like to know how do I use this charger efficiently. The LHS I bought from ain't much help as she doesn't speak english fluently and I don't really understand what she's trying to say.

My questions are;

1) Can it be connected to a car battery? A normal car that is, the CG-340 accepts max 12V. *I presume normal cars are running at that voltage?

2) What if I want to use it indoors to, charge it to a normal power supply since it's a DC charger? Do I need an AC/DC current/voltage converter?

3) Is it a fast charger? Can the batteries I use be charged say, in 10-15 mins time? If so, how do I do the settings?

4) The charger can charge up to 16 cells, means I can charge 2 dynamite pack at a go with series connection. Manual says, to connect the batteries in series. I need to discharge it at the same amp, is it truly safe? Again, what's the settings?

FYI, my batteries are 1700 NiCd.

Thanks guys! Need answers ASAP!
nixaad is offline  
Old 05-02-2003, 11:22 AM
  #2  
Company Representative
iTrader: (14)
 
Tres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: WWW.TNT-FX.COM
Posts: 3,403
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

CG-340 instructions PDF


1:) Yes

2:) You will need a DC pwer supply to run off of AC

3:) No, this really isn't considered a FAST charge type of charger.
it has a MAX rate of:

NiCd Charge Rate:
4-5 Cell - 0.2-1.5 Amp.
6-16 Cell - 0.2 -3.0 Amp.
NiMH Charge Rate:
4-16 Cell - 0.2-1.5 Amp.

4:) I would recimend a set of bulbs or a dischage device that will do around 20A for your packs.

Last edited by Tres; 05-03-2003 at 07:49 AM.
Tres is offline  
Old 05-02-2003, 05:16 PM
  #3  
Tech Addict
Thread Starter
 
nixaad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 580
Default

Hey thanks Tres, 1 more question. How long does it take usually to charge at those rates?


again thanks.
nixaad is offline  
Old 05-03-2003, 07:52 AM
  #4  
Company Representative
iTrader: (14)
 
Tres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: WWW.TNT-FX.COM
Posts: 3,403
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

Charging at 3A for one hour is equal to 3000mAh.

depending on how good of shape your 1700 packs are in, around 35 min.
Tres is offline  
Old 05-03-2003, 10:26 AM
  #5  
Tech Addict
Thread Starter
 
nixaad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 580
Default

Hhmm an hour. Well I tried the CG-340 today, I hooked it up to my company's van. The engine and battery is right under the front seat and I have no problem putting the charger safely to one side if you ask me.

I let the engine run and travelled for about 15-20 mins. By the time I reach my destination, my batt is charged and as it's niCad, the CG-340 switch to trickle mode. The charger, felt really hot. Safety first, I unplugged it and let it cool down. That was in the afternoon. I got back around midnight and use the battery I charged earlier on. Surprisingly, the run time is normal, about 5-7mins.

Question is, do you think it's really safe to charge it while driving? I'm not sure....
nixaad is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.