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Old 06-01-2003, 03:51 PM   #1
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How to charge NIMH cells...

If Im charging at 4 amps, how long will a charger take to get a Trinity GP 6-cell stick pack up to 5.4 volts. Im asking this b/c I dont have an LCD screen on my charger, so I cant veiw the voltage on it.
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sounds like a dynamite charger.

i think i have the same one as you. it doesnt charge nimh

have to get a better one

mrc superbrain is a good one. cheap too
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If Im charging at 4 amps, how long will a charger take to get a Trinity GP 6-cell stick pack up to 5.4 volts.
Huh?

6-cells = 7.2V... what do you mean by 5.4V??

Even when cells are flat... they don't stay at 0V without load.



If you're talking about a storage charge, for when you put away your cells unused for a few weeks... just charge them for about 10 mins.
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I actually have the Intellipeak Deluxe charger (which can charge NIMH). So WC, what you are saying is that I should just charge my battery at 4 amps for 10 minutes if im going to put them away for storage for a few weeks??
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NiMh's Batteries do not like to stay below 0.9v/cell. Keep some charge in them during the off days.

As for charging, ANY R/C battery charger can charge NiMh batteries. All you're really concerned about is OVER-charging (getting them too HOT), which will shorten their life. NiMh's also do not like to be trickle charged, as they will continue to build heat during trickle mode.
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I actually have the Intellipeak Deluxe charger (which can charge NIMH). So WC, what you are saying is that I should just charge my battery at 4 amps for 10 minutes if im going to put them away for storage for a few weeks??
Yeah, that's what me & the guys do around here, roughly...

-if you're not going to be using the battery for 1-2 wks, give it 10-20 mins charge @ 4A... about a 1/2 charge

-if its to be stored for longer say 1 mth then just give it a full charge before storing away.
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