R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-04-2003, 06:38 PM   #1
Tech Rookie
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 9
Default battery/charger problems???

I have had my R/C stuff about 3 weeks. Evader ST, Dynamite Vision Peak Charger 2, 2 Dynamite batterys. Two days ago I noticed the cars speed was much slower than usual bt decent run time.I cleaned the motor and recharged the batterys. When I recharged the batterys I noticed the last stage of lights before peak charge went pretty fast, ad the batteys were not warm , as usual, when fully charged. still slow speeds but good run time (7-10 minutes). I never ran a newly charged battery or recharged a warm battery after running. I have however charged batterys and not used them for a day or so.Is this my problem.
Klaus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2003, 07:56 PM   #2
Tech Elite
popsracer's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: "Hot, Sunny Southern California"
Posts: 3,120
Default battery/charger problems???


To get maximum performance and runtime out of your Packs. You should discharge to 0.9 volts or run them out until the Car/Truck slows down noticably.

If you fully charge then Store the packs, even for a day. The Vehicle's performance will suffer for the next run or two.
Most types of batteries perform their best when used right after being charged and still warm.

DO allow then to cool AFTER being run/discharged before you charge them up again.
popsracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2003, 01:01 AM   #3
Tech Apprentice
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 93
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)

If the batteries were not warm at all, there's a chance they may have false peaked and not completely charged. Did you try charging them again? Fully charged batteries should be warm to the touch, but not hot.
zxracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2003, 08:36 AM   #4
Tech Rookie
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 9

Will someone give me a website for proper battery care,use,charging, do's& don'ts etc. Thanks
Klaus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2003, 04:31 PM   #5
Tech Elite
sosidge's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 3,865

With your budget stick packs there's only so much you can do. Rules are... make sure you have a NIMH compatible charger if you use NiMH cells, don't put them back on charge when they're still warm from the last run, don't run them totally flat while they are in the car, discharge regularly with a discharger with a cutoff (around 5.4v for a 6-cell pack), avoid charging them at a rate twice their capacity (i.e 4A for a 2000 pack), and remember that they're only charged when they're warm to the touch, not hot.

These basic rules apply to any pack of battery you buy, but if you want to become obsessive there are a million different things you can try - and the fashionable charging regime changes every few months!
sosidge is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BATTERY PROBLEMS!! HELP!! TH691 Electric Off-Road 27 05-09-2007 04:54 PM
Please help. Battery charger problems. J_ROD48 Rookie Zone 4 05-22-2006 09:02 PM
battery problems, need help!!! plz rcorvette Electric On-Road 5 01-04-2006 08:22 PM
Battery Problems! murfy Australian Racing 4 01-14-2004 04:49 AM
Battery Problems lawndoggie Electric On-Road 5 09-22-2003 01:50 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 03:00 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net