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Old 01-05-2007, 10:36 PM   #1
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Charging Batteries??????

Ok, I have been given different answers all the time. I know that you have to store nicad batteries flat and store nimh with 30% charge or full charge if 1 month before use again. I also know that the voltage threshold is 60mV for nicaed 6 cell and 12mv for nimh 6 cell. But which battery can be charged at a higher rate and what is the highest rate you can charge and discharge nicad and nimh?

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Old 01-06-2007, 12:58 AM   #2
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For racing I charge my nicd's at 4-5amps and nimh at 6.

For bashing I would suggest nicds 3-4amp and nimh 4-5A

This will help prolong the life of your batteries.

I wouldnt suggest discharging at more than 20a unless you have a pulse discharger such as the DPD or MM CTX-D.
Linear discharging at higher rate ie 30A will cause your batts to get too hot especially if the pack is still near full charge.
Too much heat is the enemy of batteries especially nimh.
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Well at the moment I only discharge at 10 amps & charge nicad around 4 - 4.5 and nimh around 5. Just wanted to check this was all correct

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