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Old 09-14-2006, 02:21 AM   #1
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Default Airtronics (sanwa) m8 nicad

Sorry to put this here, but I don't know where else to put this.

I just got an m8 control, but I don't have a charger for the nicad. I just want an opnion as to if this charger is ok. Its from my jack hummer charger.
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Any charger for TX/RX made by Sanwa or Futaba or Hitec will work. Those chargers will have two charge leads, one for the TX and one for RX. Its simple and easy to use. Just keep the battery plugged on the charge jack in between runs and you will be okay.
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If I keep the battery charged up during runs won't that ruin the battery? It's nicad so it'll suffer from battery memory.
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You are better off just getting some NiMh AA batteries and fill the tray with them. They are up to 2500 mah now. Your pack is only 700mah. On my 2500s, I can run all weekend long.
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I guess so, but I dont wanna if I don't have to! (I want some new tires instead!)
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If I keep the battery charged up during runs won't that ruin the battery? It's nicad so it'll suffer from battery memory.
Its up to you how you want to manage it. If you don't want battery memory then you will have to discharge and cycle the pack.

However the charge rate is small (almost .5amps) so its hardly something that would damage your pack. Also if you keep it charged in between heats, you'll always be charged before your heat (so long as you run electric). If you're running gas you may want to consider the NiMh or LiPos
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