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Old 04-12-2007, 08:44 PM   #1
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Hey guys, i'm new to this site. Well I have a Duratrax Intellipeak Pulse Charger. I was wondering what the best charge rate would be for my 1900NiCd sport packs would be? And i'm thinking about getting a couple high capacity NiMH packs, like 3600 or 3800. The dial on my charger only says the max for NiMH are 3 amps, and i've been reading that guys charge them at a higher rate. So if someone could clear this up for me, it would really help me out. Thanks guys
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Is this the ice charger ?
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For racing stock, 3800 packs would generally be charged at 5-6 amps (some people push even higher for big races). I don't know what the proper rate for a 1900 NiCd would be. I would guess if you're just bashing around 2-3 amps would be appropriate.
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On sport packs I always do 5 amps. They can handle it if the charger is any good.

6amps I reserve for matched packs.
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Hey guys, i'm new to this site. Well I have a Duratrax Intellipeak Pulse Charger. I was wondering what the best charge rate would be for my 1900NiCd sport packs would be? And i'm thinking about getting a couple high capacity NiMH packs, like 3600 or 3800. The dial on my charger only says the max for NiMH are 3 amps, and i've been reading that guys charge them at a higher rate. So if someone could clear this up for me, it would really help me out. Thanks guys
i had the same charger, and you can charge nicds at wahtever rate you want on it! i did 6.5 amps with my 3800's all the time! duratrax just made the supposed" 3 amp" maxx to keep rookies from blowing up packs, thats all.

hope it helps! and those higher capacity batteries work far better than 1700's.
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