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Old 06-18-2011, 01:11 AM
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Hi guys i just got the new Venom Pro Balenece Charger and i was just wondering what amps do i charge a
NI-MH 7.2v 3600 Mah:
NI-MH 7.2v 3000 Mah:
NI-MH 7.2v 2000 Mah:
Without them overheating.
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:39 AM
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3.6 amps for 3600 3 amps for 3000 and 2 amps for 2000 or 8.6 amps in parallel.pretty hard to figure out huh? haha jk
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K cool so for example I have a 4300 mah battery it would be 4.3amps?
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The key to not overheating nimh cells is your peak detection setting on the charger. Different packs might like different settings, start with the lowest setting, I think it is 5mv. Check the temp of the pack as it approaches full charge, it should reach about 120-125F max. If the charger stops before it reaches at least 110F, I would recommend to increase the detection voltage until it does. This will ensure you are getting the fullest charge possible and max performance.
The actual charge rate of sub-c nimh packs is not that critical, but I would not exceed 4A for maximum longevity. Lower rates will give less punch and longer life, higher rates will give more punch and shorter life.
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