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Old 04-21-2002, 11:46 AM   #1
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At how many amps should I charge 4, 1600mah nimh AA cells? Thanks.
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charge at 1-1.5 amps...I use 1.5 for my 8 1600 transmitter batteries, and since you still have the same capacity with 4, charge the same.
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how many amps do you charge smh 3000 batts at?
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Old 04-21-2002, 03:07 PM   #4
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Thanks speedo.
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I would say .5-1 amp

I charge my transmitter pack at 1 amp
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Well, for my 1600s, I charge at 1.5 and they barely get warm. If they were getting too hot I would say 1, but I think 1.5 is safe.
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Its not the cells getting hot thats my main concern. Its just that those tiny wires used with receiver and transmitter packs really cant handle too much juice flowing through them. So to be safe, I stick to 1amp or less.
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Thanks again, I'll keep it at 1 or below.
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At how many amps should I charge 4, 1600mah nimh AA cells? Thanks.
charge amperage-.01-.05A
peak detect-.02V

Batteries should be warm when done
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Lightbulb There's charging specs on this page:)

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how would you charge AA batts with the millennium? it seems that it always false peak when charging 8 cells...but its ok for 4!
im using .5A to charge them
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Novak should pay us all back for those who bought the millennium. You hear complaints all the time about this model false peaking. Well sometimes the packs ought to blame. But how come it only happens with millennium? Novak shouldn't advertise that the 'millennium charger just turned pro' and disregard all those customers who have not been pleased with the millennium. This is very irresponsible.

Many people are pleased with the millennium pro. What happens to those who still have the millennium? False peaking is a serious problem and I cannot accept this for what the millennium was priced at. Fortunately I have some older chargers that are heaps more reliable. The millennium is a joke! It hasn't sat on my pit table for ages already.
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how would you charge AA batts with the millennium? it seems that it always false peak when charging 8 cells...but its ok for 4!
im using .5A to charge them
Linear charge: .5A
Peak detect .02V

If its false peaking your only bet is to sit there and to keep charging the darn things while watching the volts and when the pack drops .02-.03V's after the pack has become warm, take em off.

I use to own a millenium and I had the same problem I got a Competition Electronics "turbo 35" charger and I haven't had 1 pack of NiMh cells false peak(both AA's and sub C's).
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Default agreed on millenium

I have a millenium and I have to concur. I bought it because an experienced racer claimed this was the "only" charger to ever consider buying. To be honest, I had an duratraxx intellipeak digital charger that was cheaper and did a better job charging than the millenium. I have to do like Proudwinner suggests and watch my packs (even brand new pro-match) and keep re-starting the charge and take them off. I've had more than one pack get so hot I couldn't hold it when it came off the millenium - and that's at .04 and 5.2 amp. I'm saving for a turbo 30 or an integy 16X9 and the millenium will be relegated to receiver pack duty or ebay.

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