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Old 06-13-2003, 11:08 AM   #1
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Can anyone please tell if the charger can do 6 cell nimh 3300 packs. I see on the instructions they mention tx and rx nimh. If so please explain as I should be receiving the charger today or tomorrow. If so, please explain.
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The NiMH feature was for the TX RX. To charge 3000s or 3300s, use the NIcD Linear charge feature and turn the Trickle Charge off.
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The NiMH feature was for the TX RX. To charge 3000s or 3300s, use the NIcD Linear charge feature and turn the Trickle Charge off.
Another question, how safe is it to be doing it this way, since it is in the nicd mode. Do I have to change any other settings too? I just bought this charger, and am wondering if it was a mistake. I mainly race onroad nitro, but will be racing elect buggies this fall.
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You have nothing to worry about, I still have my original Millenium(version 1.20), & it works just fine on my GP3300's. I've been charging them with NiCd Linear mode, at 6 amps & with a voltage threshold of about 9mV per cell(though if you're worried about overcharging, you could just start at 5mV per cell & work your way up). Just check the pack's temperature when it's close to peak, if it gets uncomfortably warm then go ahead & pull it off, if it's room temp or just a bit above that then you'll be fine.....
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You have nothing to worry about, I still have my original Millenium(version 1.20), & it works just fine on my GP3300's. I've been charging them with NiCd Linear mode, at 6 amps & with a voltage threshold of about 9mV per cell(though if you're worried about overcharging, you could just start at 5mV per cell & work your way up). Just check the pack's temperature when it's close to peak, if it gets uncomfortably warm then go ahead & pull it off, if it's room temp or just a bit above that then you'll be fine.....
Grizzbob: i agree. i used to have the millenium (not pro) and used it on my 3000s and 3300s, i had it last october and let go of it only last january to make way for a pulsar. i noticed that in the pulsar all my packs were still performing at race level, so conclusion: no damage to my bats.

one thing though, i know there's a setting for nimh and nicds, even if ur charging nimh packs dont use the nimh mode, not unless u want to charge for a whole day coz, if u'll look at the amp rate, its kinda low, and i mean really low. so probably what u should do is charge it using linear on the nicd mode, but as Grizzbob said watch the voltage threshold, remember you dont want to overheat ur nimh packs, thats a no no! hope this helps
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Evaa, how do you like that Pulsar? I definitely need a good second charger, & I've been thinking about that one(the motor break-in mode is very appealing to me). Also, what kind of power supply do they recommend for it?
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Thanks guys, I guess I won't panic and put it on ebay . Got a decent deal I think, so I will keep it and maybe get an integy 16/7 pro when I get some extra funds
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