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Old 01-21-2002, 11:27 PM   #1
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NEED IMPORTANT INFO ON CHARGERS (MILLENIUM & 16x5)

Has anynoe here had experience with the millenium pro? I had just purchased one from a trade but I didn't know that the original version could only charge Nimh using 1.5 amps. From what I've heard is that charging Nimh on the Nicd Linear charger is fine and that the Nimh mode is used for TX batteries only.... IS THIS CORRECT???

And I was thinking about getting a 16x5 if this doens't work out. But I've heard that the trickle charger cannot be disabled (which from what is said to be bad for Nimh's)... IS THIS TRUE TOO?? or has someone found a was or an upgrade out there?

SHOULD I STICK WITH THE ORIGINAL MILLENIUM OR GET A 16x5???!!!

I'll be running both SANYO 2400's and Panasonic 3000 Nimh HV's
Can anyone give me any advice or any suggestions as to what I should do??

Thanks Alot
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You would be fine keeping the Millenium. You can use it to charge NiMH using the NiCd Linear charge at the suggested rate for your cells (normally 4 to 4.5 Amps) Just make sure you set the Delta Peak to it's lowest possible setting (should be 4mV per cell on the second edition old version.) If you're worried you can keep an eye on them for the first couple of packs. If you're really worried you can buy a add-on temp probe to control charge from Eagle, but honestly it's not neccessary. The software is quite good and should be fine. I know lots of people who use their old Millenium for 3000's.
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OSGatech, Here's how I charge my 2400's and my 3000HV's when they're fully discharged.

2400's
Peak Detection Lockout: On
Charge Amperage(Linear): 6A-7A(Depends on how I feel)
Peak Detection Setting: .09mV
Trickle: Off
Charge Amperage for Repeak(Linear): 5A
Peak Detection Setting for Repeak: .03mV per cell
Peak Detection Lockout for Repeak: Off
3000HV's
Peak Detection Lockout: On
Charge Amperage(Linear): 6A-7A(Depends on where I'm at with points)
Peak Detection Setting: .04mV
Trickle: Off
Charge Amperage for Repeak(Linear): 0A

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hey...is there a peak lockout on the older version of the millennium?
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There's no peak lockout on any millenium charger.
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OSGhatch- I suspect the reason you can only charge at 1.5 amps is that that is the nimh reciever pack mode. There should be a mode for charging 6 cell nimh packs, but I'm not positive as I have only used the newer versions with the transparent leads. If your charger doesn't have the proper mode, I'm sure you could send it in to novak for an upgrade. The Millenium Pro is nice, I would stick with it.
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Wow. you guys are great, this is the only good forum where i have been able to get such great responses. Im also getting some smh's .. anybody hav any charging info on those???

And has anybody used the 16x5???

Thanks Again guys !!!
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Howdy, I just received a 16x5BL, with the Eagle 14amp power supply about 3 weeks ago. All I can say is that It is far superior to my old Tekin 112a, I love it! This charger is suited more for people who want the best voltage out of there packs before every run. What I mean by that is that this charger is ment to be used to cycle your packs a few times right before you run the pack. Everyone knows that Nicads, and NiMH usually have there highest voltage on there 2nd,3rd, or even 4th charge. This charger will cycle a pack up to 9 times at up to 20 amps! I usually only go for 15amps myself. I have used everything from 1700's to 3000's with no false peaks, or over heated packs.
I was going to get a millenium Pro, but I wanted more out of my charger on the same lines of a competition electronics 35BL without the high cost. In my opinion its just a step below the CE, well worth the $210 I paid for it with the power supply, since the supply themselves go for $100.
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Hobbipro, may I ask why you bought the 16x5 with powersupply instead of 16x9 with the built in? I'm just trying to decide between the two and would like to hear others' thoughts.. thanks
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So everyone has decided that integy 16x5 is the way to go??

I was also thinking the same... why not a 16x9 with the built in power supply with more usable features??? or was it just too expensive???

Thanks alot guys

Oh and hobbipro..where did you the 16x5bl and power supply for only $210.. damn thats a real good deal..


oh yeah ....DOES ANYONE WANT A MILLENIUM (not a pro) $100 shipped
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Has anyone configured OSGHATCH inquiry on the Integy 16x5 charger, "TRICKLE CHARGE CANNOT BE DISABLE" .....

And also, has anyone tried a YOKOMO BMS Charger. How do we compare this to 16x5 or Millenium Pro.


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OSGhatch, the 16x9 has more features than the 16x5? I thought they were the same charger. I think the 16x9 is only like 10 dollars more than the 16x5 with power supply combo, and the power supply that comes with it is rated the same as the built in one for the 16x9... I can't decide which one to get!
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i have a 16x9 and love it. but to use the 14amp power supply you need a 120 vac source, so the 16x5 with the external power supply may be the way to go, if both the 16x5 and 16x9 have all the same features.
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spaz456, can't the 16x9 also take a 12v input?
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yes but you need to use the only port in the back of the power supply for the 12v input.so you cant run anything additional off of the ps
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