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Old 01-01-2003, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default Need some help with charger settings...

I need to set the following...
1. Charger Current
2. Discharge Current
3. Trickle Current
4. Peak AD. NiMH

This is for charging a 5 cell micro battery.
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Old 01-01-2003, 06:10 PM   #2
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d2create;

You need to provide some more information before we can offer a recommendation.

Battery type; NiCd or NiMh?
Mah of the pack?
What type of charger do you have?

Lastly what do the charger instructions say?
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Old 01-01-2003, 06:33 PM   #3
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NiMH
1100mah
Quasar Pro Charger

The instructions just say to set these settings.
That's why I'm asking you guys.
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Charge Amperage: 2A

Discharge Amperage: I wouldn't discharge NiMH's unless you plan on cycling them. If so, 5A.

Trickle Charge Amperage: I wouldn't recommend this either as NiMH's can be damaged very easily due to over charging.

Peak Detect: .02-.03V
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Charge Amperage: 2A
Isn't 2 amps a little steep for AA batts?
I always charge my AA TX packs at 1 amp and get flack whenever I mention the fact.
Somewhere there is a formula to calculate charge rate based on cell capacity, but I never bothered to write it down.
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popsracer, 2A's is too high for charging AA's. I charge my 1800mA NiMH AA's at .4-.5A with a peak detect of .02-.03V. For Micro packs I would charge at 2A with a peak detect of .02-.03V.
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popsracer, I'm just going by what Pro-match says for charging 5 cell 1100mAH micro packs, isn't that what d2create said.

http://www.promatchracing.com/micro.htm
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