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Old 01-29-2002, 03:14 AM   #1
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What do you all use for RX packs, NiCd or Nimh? And what type of charger for these, linear or pulse? Is this just regular RC charger?

People say 1 amp is max for RX packs, and that pulse is bad for Nimh, what do you all say?

I know there is some little info on this in the various car threads but I think it would be good to collect all info here!

Any recommendations or suggestions appreciated!

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Old 01-29-2002, 03:50 AM   #2
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Me I use 6 volt 800mah nicad pack pulse charge at 500mah takes about 1 hr 30mins to charge but never had a prob with run time..
when discharging still have 400mah left or around that..
havent used nimh as they are heavier and I dont need any moore weight as its over weight already....
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Old 01-29-2002, 03:56 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply Chippy. What type of charger are you using? Can I use normal RC charger like used to charge 7.2volt packs like electric cars use? What about charging amps?
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I use the nimh pack from Serpent for the Pro, and charge it at 1amp on a T-30.
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just woundering . when charging i can use my novak millenium charger for the rx packs right ? cause its fully adjustable. i am using the team orion 1100 milliamp hump packs. i was just wanting to make sure .thanks guys.......
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Old 01-29-2002, 05:40 PM   #6
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What do you all use for RX packs, NiCd or Nimh? And what type of charger for these, linear or pulse? Is this just regular RC charger?

People say 1 amp is max for RX packs, and that pulse is bad for Nimh, what do you all say?

I know there is some little info on this in the various car threads but I think it would be good to collect all info here!

Any recommendations or suggestions appreciated!
I use 5 AAA 720 mAh nickel metals. Use Nimh mode if your charger has one.....otherwise use linear.....only use pulse for regular Nicd's.....The recomended current for AA and smaller size is 1 Amp....

I use a Novak Millennium Pro..it works great..
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I use both

Mugen 900mA NiMh - charge at .7mA, about 2 hours to charge
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Sayno 600mA NiCd - charge at 1Amp, about 35 mins to charge

Use Apex Sigma Plus charger

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I use both

Mugen 900mA NiMh - charge at .7mA, about 2 hours to charge
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Sayno 600mA NiCd - charge at 1Amp, about 35 mins to charge

Use Apex Sigma Plus charger

u use fast charge for them on the APEX?
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u use fast charge for them on the APEX?
Yeh fast charge both of them using the Apex.
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Old 02-01-2002, 12:57 AM   #10
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Default Thanks everyone!

Thanks for all the info people!
Mr NR you said a while ago in the MTX2 forum you were getting the Apex, I take it your happy with it? Do you have any links for this? As you are charging both Nimh and Nicd I assume it has linear and pulse modes, and what is its amp possibilities? Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-01-2002, 03:30 AM   #11
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OK I found info on Apex at www.apexhk.com that answered most of my questions. It says pulse mode for Nicd AND Nimh but doesn't say anything about linear charging

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Use Nimh mode if your charger has one.....otherwise use linear.....only use pulse for regular Nicd's.....
got_speed? am I correct in saying the Nimh mode would be special pulse charging specialy for Nimh? ie there is a type of pulse for Nicd and another type of pulse for Nimh?

Anyone else can recommend good, not too expensive charger?
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Anyone else can recommend good, not too expensive charger? [/B][/QUOTE]

Yeh I use Supernova 250s
Does all types of batteries nimh, nicd ,12v pb
1 to 25 cells
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Thanks again Chippy. I have seen this charger in a magazine review. Do you just have to tell it number and type of cell and the amps you want to use?

Sorry if my questions sound basic
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Yeh its fully programablle.
Ive had mine for 18 months not a prob
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Old 02-07-2002, 04:08 AM   #15
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Novarossi- does the Apex have Linear charge or do you charge Nimh with pulse mode?

Another question- Is it OK to recharge Nimh RX packs when they are only half empty? I have read that Nimh don't have "memory effect", is this true in your experience?

Thanks again

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