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Old 01-07-2008, 02:15 PM   #1
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Good news is that my Max Amps 6300 saddle pack battery arrived today.

Bad news is that, untill today, I didnt realise that my charger only charges up to 5000mah.

Any suggestions on a charger would be appericated.




(I did search but countless threads of not what I was looking for)
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:55 PM   #2
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The hyperion looks nice and is upgradeable(software for new battery chemistry)
http://www.aircraft-world.com/shopexd.asp?id=5202

If your charger will charge at 5 amps now and you charge the 6300mah battery it will take 1.26 hours, the only down side is the extra 26 minutes. You don't have to charge at 1C....BB
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The hyperion looks nice and is upgradeable(software for new battery chemistry)
http://www.aircraft-world.com/shopexd.asp?id=5202

If your charger will charge at 5 amps now and you charge the 6300mah battery it will take 1.26 hours, the only down side is the extra 26 minutes. You don't have to charge at 1C....BB
whats the discharge rate ? anywhere near 10 amps ?
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:51 PM   #4
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I doesn't seem to have any discharge feature but that's OK, there is no need to cycle lipo's. Discharge with the car it's a lot more fun that way.....BB
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The hyperion looks nice and is upgradeable(software for new battery chemistry)
http://www.aircraft-world.com/shopexd.asp?id=5202

If your charger will charge at 5 amps now and you charge the 6300mah battery it will take 1.26 hours, the only down side is the extra 26 minutes. You don't have to charge at 1C....BB
Just to clarify. What your saying is that even though my charger is maxed out at 5000mah, it will still fully charge my 6300mah battery. The only thing is that it will take longer to charge.

I am asking because I was under the impression that it would only charge the battery up to 5000 and not over.
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What charger do you have? When you set up the profile to charge a battery do you have to input the capacity of the battery also, some chargers require you to do that. If the info you have to input is only 2S lipo and 5 amps then the charger doesn't care if it's 5000mah or 40,000mah it's just how long it will take to charge, it will just keep pumping 5 amps into the battery until it reaches 4.2 volts per cell(some charges only charge to 4.1 volts). Now with that being said it's possible that there is timeout where if a battery is chargeing for longer than 1 hour it may stop the charge because it feels there is some sort of error because the battery has not reached 4.2 per cell in the alloted time. But that's OK just restart the charge and it will finish. Watch your voltage and stop the charge immeditly if it exceeds 8.5 or this could happen a 3500 degree fire ball can ruin anyone's day. Once I read the direction's for your charger I can know what's what......BB
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I doesn't seem to have any discharge feature but that's OK, there is no need to cycle lipo's. Discharge with the car it's a lot more fun that way.....BB
Well thats not really a good overall charger then, What about if you got nimh packs. Pulsar 3 or the ice would be a better bet.
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Well thats not really a good overall charger then, What about if you got nimh packs. Pulsar 3 or the ice would be a better bet.
Agreed, but OG RC 10T didn't ask about a charger for NIMH.....BB
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I use a Duratrax ICE, it is cheap and works very good for lipo.
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I use a Duratrax ICE, it is cheap and works very good for lipo.
Yes, I read the manual for that last night. It looks quite versatile. To bad it doesn't support Lithium Iron NanoPhosphate (A123) but oh well........BB
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