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Old 04-27-2006, 12:56 AM   #61
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Thanks a lot au_Nightmare, you have been helpful
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:00 AM   #62
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Integy 16x4 pro handles all my charging needs, even the 12v . One of my batts however doesn't seem to want to hold the charge anymore so I have to use the overnight charger for it.
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Old 04-27-2006, 11:06 AM   #63
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iīve got an ofna rtr starter box, it came with a 7.2 amp lead acid battery, for its charge I use the multiplex ln 5014, which I use for charging all my rc needs, too bad itīs only dc
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:57 PM   #64
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I guess I'll chime in here too. I use the charger for my 1:1 car battery. It has a 1 amp mode with auto float on it. Works great, but makes a low buzzing sound all the time its on.
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:04 PM   #65
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Should I buy a new gel cell?
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Old 04-27-2006, 06:39 PM   #66
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When the 12v is fried you need to get a new one. A damaged battery will charge up but it will not hold much power. You may think it is charged but when you go to the track, it runs out after a short use.

Get this one becasue it comes with 2 yr warrtny. So if it dies before, you can get replacement.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...?ProdID=HAN102
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:41 PM   #67
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Ive been using the hanger9 , im not too sure about that battery. Ive had some issues with it. Ive had two now that didnt last over 8 months. It could be me , but Im going to try another company and see how it goes.
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Old 04-27-2006, 10:04 PM   #68
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call Horizon hobby and tell them. They will send you new one becasue the box says two year warranty.

I think you should get the battery tender to upkeep/charge your battery. I used a $50 sears automotive charger at 2 amp, the $12 charger, $100 959. My battery still went dead. Ever since I used battery tender, I have no more battery problems.
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Old 04-27-2006, 10:18 PM   #69
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Should I buy a new gel cell?
How do I know when it's fried?

Some car batteries sit forever and are fine. Why isn't my battery equivalent?
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Old 04-28-2006, 04:21 AM   #70
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You could check the capacity of the battery. Do a discharger/charge cycle on a charger that supports it

If its lasting long enough to do the job id keep using it

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Again, from the Battery Tender site....it mentioned, all these lead acid, lead calcium battery required CHARGING (or actually fully charged) at all time...means here in Chicago, snow in winter, no on road outside...I suppose to help my batteries TENDER (or charged) the entire time in order to keep using it on Summer.....I didn't do it, and after 2 nights charging, my 2 sitted the whole winter lead calcium batteries last like good....3 start...and went dead immediately after...

So I think for these type of batteries...it required a battery tender type charger to charge them all the time when they are not in use....

Or...use 2 Nimh stick packs with less run time........
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We ended up using 2 6cell packs of 3300s shrink wraped the whole pack covering bars except for ends , wiretied them in and have a jumper to tie them together worked great...thanks for all the help
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Again, from the Battery Tender site....it mentioned, all these lead acid, lead calcium battery required CHARGING (or actually fully charged) at all time...means here in Chicago, snow in winter, no on road outside...I suppose to help my batteries TENDER (or charged) the entire time in order to keep using it on Summer.....I didn't do it, and after 2 nights charging, my 2 sitted the whole winter lead calcium batteries last like good....3 start...and went dead immediately after...

So I think for these type of batteries...it required a battery tender type charger to charge them all the time when they are not in use....

Or...use 2 Nimh stick packs with less run time........
Next winter, just use it and cycle it every now and then like I did. Use it to run your truer, or your charger for a while and then charge it back up every month or so. Mine is fine, even after the winter.
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Here's some overkill for your starter box and is very light Run a pair of these (if you have about $200 to burn) 4800mah 7.2 lipo

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What do you think would be a better charger a 3amp or 1amp charger. I think im going to get the supercharger and the battery tender jr. See which works better.
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