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Old 10-21-2003, 11:29 AM   #16
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it charged all my other packs at 9amps no problem! the yoko charge doesnt continuously charge at 9 amps..it pluse charges! giving it more punch!

like boner said, the pack is dying, and he told me to charge it with yok charge, so i did!
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Independent of your current practices, 9A is way too high for GP3300s. Charge current that high will have a detrimental effect on the life, capacity and chargability of your packs, and you'll go through them a lot more quickly than if you were more gentle.

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Old 10-21-2003, 07:47 PM   #18
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You can charge whatever rate you feel like on your own pack but on my packs, never more than 6amp!!!! Well that 3300 was only able to take 3000~3100mah after discharged, well last night it only take 1200mah. Oh yea it shorten the life by 2X.
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Old 10-21-2003, 08:51 PM   #19
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about charging at 9 amps...this is straight from the manual..

"Set the charge amperage 1.5 times higher than normal when using Yokomo charge mode."

i did what the instructions told me! i regularly use 6 amps to charge my cells...so 1.5 times is 9 amps! i did nothing wrong! i charged my other cells the same way i charged that pack and they are fine! it makes my packs more punchier! ill probably set it to 8 amps or something just to preserve my cells a little bit longer!
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Old 10-21-2003, 08:53 PM   #20
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charging at 9 amps continuously WILL definately kill the cell no questions asked, but its pluse charging! it gives the cell a rest aftter charging for little bit! im pretty sure yokomo know what they are doing and wont kill the cell, its the cell that have problems, not my charger or my way of charging! if the cell is dead, its dead.
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as long as you are happy with the results from your cells. just remember to charge my cells at 6amp max!!!
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Old 10-21-2003, 10:30 PM   #22
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as long as you are happy with the results from your cells. just remember to charge my cells at 6amp max!!!
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i did what the instructions told me! i regularly use 6 amps to charge my cells...so 1.5 times is 9 amps! i did nothing wrong! i charged my other cells the same way i charged that pack and they are fine! it makes my packs more punchier! ill probably set it to 8 amps or something just to preserve my cells a little bit longer!
Just FYI, I always take manuals with instructions like that with a heaping handfull of salt. Advising a customer to use 1.5x whatever he was using before without providing any guidelines is irresponsible in my opinion. When I wrote manuals, I never would have used an open ended instruction like that. It's poor practice.

For what it's worth, I'm not saying that you were in error by doing it (you're right, you were just following the directions) but there was an error made, and it did result in the damage of a pack. Common sense would have helped a little here. 2C is your friend. I don't remember anyone charging cells at 6A back in the 1700SCRC days...

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Just FYI, I always take manuals with instructions like that with a heaping handfull of salt. Advising a customer to use 1.5x whatever he was using before without providing any guidelines is irresponsible in my opinion. When I wrote manuals, I never would have used an open ended instruction like that. It's poor practice.

For what it's worth, I'm not saying that you were in error by doing it (you're right, you were just following the directions) but there was an error made, and it did result in the damage of a pack. Common sense would have helped a little here. 2C is your friend. I don't remember anyone charging cells at 6A back in the 1700SCRC days...

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well, their suggested charge rating was something like..3 amps for 3300, so i guess technically they are write about it, oh wells, ill just keep in mind that ill only charge less than 3c... and ill charge my friends pack at something like..10C or something.muahaha....so they would loose to me in the race!
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well, their suggested charge rating was something like..3 amps for 3300, so i guess technically they are write about it, oh wells, ill just keep in mind that ill only charge less than 3c... and ill charge my friends pack at something like..10C or something.muahaha....so they would loose to me in the race!
10C...wow....better put them under a big fan when you do it so they don't see the smoke or the matching label ink smearing

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Try charging at 10C when you don't have any more finger to press your Yoke charger. Or trying to walk to FR when you are dump at middle of no where. Oh~~~ I'm so EVIL
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Try charging at 10C when you don't have any more finger to press your Yoke charger. Or trying to walk to FR when you are dump at middle of no where. Oh~~~ I'm so EVIL
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you cant go to FR that many times anyways..you have to work! muahahah!!! besides...who ever said im charging your batteries? how about johns? or walking? Garrison?...ohohoh..JASOn!! mUAHAHAHA
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oh yea. See you at FR tomorrow, don't forget to my stuff I need them.
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oh yea. See you at FR tomorrow, don't forget to my stuff I need them.
skipping work again ya?
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