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Old 05-09-2006, 04:03 PM
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can someone explain me what it this trickle thing??? I have a 30min charger, when its chaged it goes to trickle...what is trickle?

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"Trickle" is simply a small amount of charge. When the Charger finishes it's cycle, the Charger continues to charge the battery but at a much decreased rate. Most will advise not to allow this trickle charge to occur as it may be good for certain applications but not usually for racing.
I have seen it used extensively in oval racing but that was years ago and I do not know wut the current critiria is.
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Never mind worrying about trickle or not to trickle, worry about using that dangerous timer charger. You can not get todays Nihm or Nicad packs charged in 30 minutes at the low amp rate they run at. So your forced to keep cranking the timer and then you enter the danger zone of no peak detection!! 1 or 2 minutes to long and pooof your pack is toast.

Do your self a favour:Get a peak chargers before you spend another dime on this hobby, you will get better runtime,voltage out of your packs and you will protect your health and safety knowing your pack will stop charging when it should, not to mention the safety of your home..

I really think the RC industry and hobby shops should ban the sale and use of those chargers. ITs only a step above pluggin the packs directly to a 12volt car battery.

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Turn off trickle charge if you can, its only usefull on transmitter batteries that require low charge rates
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Originally Posted by Joel Lagace
Never mind worrying about trickle or not to trickle, worry about using that dangerous timer charger. You can not get todays Nihm or Nicad packs charged in 30 minutes at the low amp rate they run at. So your forced to keep cranking the timer and then you enter the danger zone of no peak detection!! 1 or 2 minutes to long and pooof your pack is toast.

Do your self a favour:Get a peak chargers before you spend another dime on this hobby, you will get better runtime,voltage out of your packs and you will protect your health and safety knowing your pack will stop charging when it should, not to mention the safety of your home..

I really think the RC industry and hobby shops should ban the sale and use of those chargers. ITs only a step above pluggin the packs directly to a 12volt car battery.

Sorry for the rant..


Turn off trickle charge if you can, its only usefull on transmitter batteries that require low charge rates
dawm nice to know that man...im gonna buy another charger then...do u recommend any?
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can u recommend a charger/discharger??? up to $ 50.00 ??
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dawm nice to know that man...im gonna buy another charger then...do u recommend any?
duratrax ice charger.... it would actually display how many mah is in your battery.... for ex.. i got a 3800 battery but it doesnt mean it really has the exact 3800 in it... so when i charge it up sometimes it will say it has 3940 in it...it shows you...
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Originally Posted by pinggoy
duratrax ice charger.... it would actually display how many mah is in your battery.... for ex.. i got a 3800 battery but it doesnt mean it really has the exact 3800 in it... so when i charge it up sometimes it will say it has 3940 in it...it shows you...

how about this....is this a good one?? Duratrax Intellipeak

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXUF43&P=0
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