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Old 05-18-2006, 10:26 AM   #16
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You can safely charge NiMh at 1C or a bit over. As stated, lower rate if no hurry. Use lower mv/cell. If pack comes off cold & a bit under-charged, increase mv/cell untill pack comes off slightly warm.
Or forget the NIMh and go LiPo! You won't go back. Only thing I have without LiPo is starter box. May remedy that one of these days...
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Or forget the NIMh and go LiPo! You won't go back. Only thing I have without LiPo is starter box. May remedy that one of these days...
I just got the Lipo for my M8, wow what a difference!
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I blew up to of my Lipo packs on my receiver while charging. Seems as though they got too hot, I don't know if it was the charger or not, but I did what the instructions told me to do..
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Sorry, I blew 2 of them..
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:44 PM   #21
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I blew up to of my Lipo packs on my receiver while charging. Seems as though they got too hot, I don't know if it was the charger or not, but I did what the instructions told me to do..
What charger , what packs / company?
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I just got the Lipo for my M8, wow what a difference!

Just got some for my Ko....vxr pack there great...super light and long life between charging...
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Just got some for my Ko....vxr pack there great...super light and long life between charging...

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What charger , what packs / company?
MRC Super Brain charger, 977 I believe.

I bought the Lipo packs from HTbatteries.com..
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so if i have a Marathon 1600 NIMH (team orion) rx pack, i should charge it at .5-1.0 amps and have a peak threshold set to 30-35 mv? i have a Super Brian 959 charger.
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I blew up to of my Lipo packs on my receiver while charging. Seems as though they got too hot, I don't know if it was the charger or not, but I did what the instructions told me to do..
check this out. Don't know how accurate it is though

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_4209324/tm.htm
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MRC Super Brain charger, 977 I believe.

I bought the Lipo packs from HTbatteries.com..

Very interesting.....what are you charging at (amp wise)?

I have been charging my lipos on the same charger for close to a year now with no single issue.....
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Trial and error on my part. What amp should I have used??
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With the Ice, charging the LiPos, it seems to vary the amperage. It will start out at like 1.2 and go up and down. I guess this is normal, I just let it do its thing.
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Trial and error on my part. What amp should I have used??


Depends on the battery pack. I charge at 1C rating.....never more
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