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Old 04-29-2006, 07:30 PM   #1
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how is everyone charging them and whats the cutoff set at, this the pack we use in our gas sedan...thanks for the help..
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Too vague. We need milli amp hours (mah).
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Old 04-29-2006, 08:09 PM   #3
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sorry I will try and get more imfo this is all new to us........thanks
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they are 5 cell pack 6v 800mahr?
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Old 04-29-2006, 09:28 PM   #5
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they are 5 cell pack 6v 800mahr?
I charge the same battery at 1.0 amp, 800 mah, at 12mV/C.
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If its a AAA pack , 1.0amp is a little high.
2/3A packs can handle it (larger looking cells).

You can normally charge a battery to whatever mah it is. Like 800mah , .8amp. But AA & AAA I try to charge at like .5 if I have the time, .7 if im in a hurry. They give you more runtime too the slower you charge.
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i have a Dynomax 1100mAh charging with 0.7A if i have no hurry..
otherwise i charge with 2-3 A
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information from novak charger, the genera charger setting,

for ni-cd
charging current @ 0.5-1.0amp for aa or smaller size
delta peak @ 12 or 10mv/cell

for ni-mh
charging current @ 0.5-0.8amp for aa or smaller size
delta peak @ 3mv/cell
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For Triple A sized cells I've used up to 1.0A when in a hurry. In normal conditions went with only 800mah. 2/3A sized holds more (up to 2 or 2.5A - got a new IB1400 for my MRX4 and likes it). No matter if they were Ni-Cd or NiMh, actually 99.99999% of the battery packs are NiMh.

For the other charging parameters, your question is too general, refer to your charger instructions manual for more advice.
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What I've always done for my batteries, is find and follow the battery manufacturer's recommended standard, quick and fast charge rates. Read the manufacturer and model off the battery and try to find the instructions/manual on Google. If you can't find it, post the info and we'll try and hook you up.

Here are two examples:

http://www.tnrtechnical.com/Sanyo/SanyoPDF/KR600AE.pdf

http://www.sanyo.com/batteries/pdfs/cadnica_E.pdf
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ive always charged my 5 cell AAA pack at 1 amp
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i always charge mine at 1.5 amps and my charger has peak detect and auto cut off so i dont have to watch the pack i can just leave it alone till the charger beeps.

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I think the normal standard for NiMH is .5C, no? Half the rated capacity charge current?
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I think the normal standard for NiMH is .5C, no? Half the rated capacity charge current?
i've been told to charge up to 80% of the rated capacity, just to be on the safe side
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i've been told to charge up to 80% of the rated capacity, just to be on the safe side
I was talking about the charging current, ie, charge an 800mah pack at 400ma. I also got that from both Venom, and Fusion, on their packs (what I run for Rx packs)

You CAN charge them at 1C (1 x rated capacity, ie 800mah pack, charge at 800ma), but it will affect their lifetime. Of course, do any of us use batteries more than 1-2 years old, anyway?
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