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Old 02-26-2003, 08:59 AM   #16
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how about discarging rx batts?..how do you do it...just leave the switch on the car on?
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Occasionnally I discharge the cells in my M-8 by leaving the radio on.

****TAKE OUT THE MODULE IN THE BACK OF THE RADIO****

This thing gets hot when left on for extended period of time, and may burn up.

Most of the current is consumed here, but leaving the radio on without it overnight will definetly run the cells down.

Also, it is my experience that the cells show higher voltage after cycling them this way.
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Also, it is my experience that the cells show higher voltage after cycling them this way.
Yep.
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Old 02-27-2003, 03:22 AM   #19
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I use 1800 NIMH batteries and a plug from radio shack that plugs right into the jack on the M8s battery tray. Then charge it off my Millenium. Have had no problems.

I use 1800 NiMh and I bought a plug from the local electronics shop to suit a 3PJS and charge batteries in radio with a Eagle CDC V6. Works fine and charge at .4 amps
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What is the name of the plug?
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Old 02-27-2003, 07:07 AM   #21
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Occasionnally I discharge the cells in my M-8 by leaving the radio on.

****TAKE OUT THE MODULE IN THE BACK OF THE RADIO****

This thing gets hot when left on for extended period of time, and may burn up.

Most of the current is consumed here, but leaving the radio on without it overnight will definetly run the cells down.

Also, it is my experience that the cells show higher voltage after cycling them this way.
thanks for that tip...is there a similar ways to discharge the rx pack?
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thanks for that tip...is there a similar ways to discharge the rx pack?
One way could be to simply leave the RX on.

Another could be this discharger, which are specifically made for both RX and TX: http://www.apexhk.com/discharger.html

By connecting 4 diodes in series together with a proper resistor, you can make one yourself.

It could be a diode like the 1N4004, which got around 0,6 in voltage drop. This way you'll get 0,6 volt cut off pr. cell. Use a resistor rated 5-10 ohms, will result in a discharge rate of 250-500 mA. This can be done for less than 5$.

Hmmm. Maybe I should make one with 8 diodes for my TX...
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twocan1, I'm very interested in your setup. Do you have any pics?
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One way could be to simply leave the RX on.

Another could be this discharger, which are specifically made for both RX and TX: http://www.apexhk.com/discharger.html

By connecting 4 diodes in series together with a proper resistor, you can make one yourself.

It could be a diode like the 1N4004, which got around 0,6 in voltage drop. This way you'll get 0,6 volt cut off pr. cell. Use a resistor rated 5-10 ohms, will result in a discharge rate of 250-500 mA. This can be done for less than 5$.

Hmmm. Maybe I should make one with 8 diodes for my TX...
It would probly take days to discharge the rx by leaving it on right? its not bad for the reciever to leave it on?

sorry for all the ques. but I just spent 100 bucks on a new reciever.
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It would probly take days to discharge the rx by leaving it on right? its not bad for the reciever to leave it on?

sorry for all the ques. but I just spent 100 bucks on a new reciever.
Feel free, and keep on asking.

The RX can take it - it's designed to be used

However the accus dont like to be discharged all the way down to zero. There's a risk of reversed polarity.

Another solution could be to discharge them with a bulb. Preferable one for around 5 volt and -1 watt. Simply disconnect the battes, when the light goes out.
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twocan1, I'm very interested in your setup. Do you have any pics?
I have emailed you


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