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Old 01-31-2005, 08:17 PM   #1
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I just got in my first two matched/zapped 6 cell 3300 packs. I tried charging one with a Super Brain 969 charger...the first attempt it peaks at about 300mah. So I discharge and try again. 2nd attempt is about 800mah. I repeat the process again...3rd attempt is 1100mah. Is it supposed to be like this? I am charging at 4.5 amps with a peak cutoff of 30millivolts.
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Old 01-31-2005, 10:10 PM   #2
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I just got in my first two matched/zapped 6 cell 3300 packs. I tried charging one with a Super Brain 969 charger...the first attempt it peaks at about 300mah. So I discharge and try again. 2nd attempt is about 800mah. I repeat the process again...3rd attempt is 1100mah. Is it supposed to be like this? I am charging at 4.5 amps with a peak cutoff of 30millivolts.
Sounds like you just have to cycle it a few times. NiCds take a bit to break in, and they keep getting better for a long time. There was a guy using NiCds in his Tx with a similar problem and every time he recharged em they lasted longer. I guess that's just it. Try putting the battery on a fan or cooler (maybe in the fridge ) while you're charging it. If the pack gets hot it peaks earlier. If it doesn't come close after a few more cycles though I'd take it back and ask for a replacement.
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well one thing, the packs are NIMH and they are not even getting hot when the charger has determined a peak...
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Oh. Ummm.... yeah. Just ignore my last post.
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no ideas on what the problem could be?
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HHMMMM. Very strange.

I would ask someone else to charge your packs on a different charger first. I Have never experienced this

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