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Old 07-25-2006, 07:47 AM   #16
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As long as you stick to a decent brand (energizer etc) id just use the energizer chargers. They take for ages, but if you have the time, its a much better way. plus they seem to charge the cells individually too. when on the go, i set my Integy charger to 8 cells, set the rest of the parameters, 1 amp, but cant remember what mv cutoff. My Helios uses a tonne of battery. Ive been pleased with it tho, racing up to 4 classes in the one day with it, i can easily last a day, and have gone 2 days straight before charging. I always have a backup set of batts ready to go anyhow.

also check out the amp number off a std charger like the energizer. from memory, they charge at like 130Ma so keeping around there is a good idea.
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Unhappy Polarity - Be careful - they all ain't the same!

Be careful moving chargers between manufacturer's transmitters. I believe Aitronics and Futaba are center positive while JR is reversed. You can screw up your battery packs by reverse-charging

And if you can - remove the cells/pack from the transmitter - if a battery vents, it blows all over your equipment and is a nasty mess of glop.

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Post pics! lol Yeah thats why i either charge in the little energizer etc chargers (some are 2 at a time or 4 at a time) or i connect to the 8 bulk pack with my integy, but out of the radio. not worth throwing away a $400 radio over $20 worth of batts...
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tried 500mah and worked a treat just took 3 hours
lol oh well thats life
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