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eziduzit 05-05-2007 04:32 PM

Duratrax Ice-Charging Question...
 
The question is... how can I use my Duratrax Ice to charge just a single cell and what settings would I use? (Charging a pack of 6 I'd be charging at 4.2 amps, not sure if that would work for the single)

Next question.. How do I charge several (3-4) at a time to have reserve batteries? Should I build a tray to make this happen?

Thanks for any help!

Ezi

Turbo Joe 05-05-2007 08:01 PM

You charge it the same as a pack, just set it to 1 cell...if you charge at 4 amps for a pack, then charge at 4 amps for a single.


Originally Posted by eziduzit
The question is... how can I use my Duratrax Ice to charge just a single cell and what settings would I use? (Charging a pack of 6 I'd be charging at 4.2 amps, not sure if that would work for the single)

Next question.. How do I charge several (3-4) at a time to have reserve batteries? Should I build a tray to make this happen?

Thanks for any help!

Ezi


Big B 05-05-2007 08:14 PM

What do you mean charge 3-4 at a time :weird: , are you talking 3-4 cells? Or 3-4, 6cell packs? If you mean 3-4, 6 cell packs, don't try it. Chargers have cell restrictions for a reason, if you try charging 18-24 cells at once, you are going to blow-up your power supply, charger, and maybe yourself. If you mean 3-4 cells, just charge the way you normally do but change the # of cells.

Rc_Boy89 05-05-2007 11:18 PM

the ice can only charge upto a maximum of 10 nimh or nicd cells so I wouldnt really advise you try to charge more than 3-4 packs, assuming were talking about 6 cell packs here?
If you want to charge more than one pack at a time then I would look at a different charger like the Great planes triton2 which can charge upto 24 cells at a time, ie four 6 cell 7.2v battery packs all connected up charging at the same time and obviously all four packs being the same capacity. or you could buy a few more ices :sweat:

eziduzit 05-06-2007 11:09 AM

The question about the single cell was... how do you hook it up TO the Duratrax Ice? As in what connectors, trays (if there is one) or cables... HOW do you physically charge a single cell?

In temrs of multiples... I meant 3-4 cells. How do you connect them to the charger. Does someone know of, or know how to build a tray that would allow the charging of multiples cells of odd numbers other than six?

Thanks for you replies!

Ezi

Rc_Boy89 05-06-2007 06:18 PM

2 Attachment(s)
I had to try and do this one day for my single cell to charge for my tm glow plug ignitor and usually just used electrical tape around the cell to hold the alligator clips on when charging but it was a pain so I made the little tray in the attachment.
As for charging 3-4 multiple cells maybe you could make a tray like I have and link each cell up.

Turbo Joe 05-06-2007 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by Rc_Boy89
I had to try and do this one day for my single cell to charge for my tm glow plug ignitor and usually just used electrical tape around the cell to hold the alligator clips on when charging but it was a pain so I made the little tray in the attachment.
As for charging 3-4 multiple cells maybe you could make a tray like I have and link each cell up.

Why not just put some banana plugs on the wall charger lead (the thing that looks like a glowplug tip with a wire) and plug the glow igniter into the ICE? The igniter seems like a perfectly good charging tray to me. :lol:

eziduzit 05-07-2007 07:53 PM

Rc_Boy89 that single tray is awesome!

That's EXACTLY what I want to do... so... what settings do you use on the ICE?

And more importantly where did you get the parts so I can get some quick and build a tray!

Hell, I'd buy that one of you if you'd like!

Big B 05-07-2007 08:19 PM

For charging a single cell you use the same settings as a 6cell pack, just change the # of cells to 1.

Turbo Joe 05-07-2007 09:20 PM


Originally Posted by Big B
For charging a single cell you use the same settings as a 6cell pack, just change the # of cells to 1.

I think that someone said that in the very first reply... :lol:

http://rctech.net/forum/showpost.php...02&postcount=2

Nickmind 05-08-2007 01:10 AM


Originally Posted by Rc_Boy89
I had to try and do this one day for my single cell to charge for my tm glow plug ignitor and usually just used electrical tape around the cell to hold the alligator clips on when charging but it was a pain so I made the little tray in the attachment.
As for charging 3-4 multiple cells maybe you could make a tray like I have and link each cell up.

Nice Tray. I have to do something like that.

LOSI123 05-08-2007 02:33 AM

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Blacktiger355 05-08-2007 06:27 AM

Here is a link to the post needed to make the cell holder shown above by Rc_Boy89.

http://integy.automated-shops.com/cg...07107451065.28

eziduzit 05-08-2007 06:41 AM

Do you think hitting the tip, that contacts the cell, with the Dremel to flatten it out a bit would make for better charging?

And thank you BlackTiger355 for that link!

Blacktiger355 05-08-2007 11:30 AM

Your welcome, it shows as out of stock but just check it often. It is a popular part as it is on all of Integy's tray dischargers. Or see if your local shop can order it direct.


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