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Old 12-01-2005, 08:33 PM   #1
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I have a question: why can't I charge my nimh-batteries not with the old Competition Electronics Powerpro charger? This was always a great reflex charger a few years ago!
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The Power Pro charger has a fixed peak detect of .03 which might be a little high, but do-able for Gold Peak 6 or 7 cell packs. Just watch your pack temperature while charging to make sure that it doesn't get too hot. Also, it is not recommended that you use the turbo-flex mode for nimh cells. A linear charge is best.

You may want to contact Competition Electronics for more detailed info.
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The Power Pro charger has a fixed peak detect of .03 which might be a little high, but do-able for Gold Peak 6 or 7 cell packs. Just watch your pack temperature while charging to make sure that it doesn't get too hot. Also, it is not recommended that you use the turbo-flex mode for nimh cells. A linear charge is best.

You may want to contact Competition Electronics for more detailed info.
Actually 0.03 peak detect is LOW if it is anything for GP3300's. SMC recommends a 0.05 peak detect for these cells. 0.03 is actually perfect for the newer IB3800's too. The problem is that turbo-flex is not good for Nimh batteries...turbo-flex is for Nicad only.
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So I can use the charger for nimh without using the turboflex?
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