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Old 07-08-2004, 11:50 PM   #1
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Default Receiver Pack Charging / Discharging

Hi guys,

We have a five cell AAA 850 mAh (NiMH) receiver pack that's playing up.
It's a near new pack and is normally charged with a 50 mAh wall charger, left overnight.

At our last meeting it went for a couple of minutes and died. A fellow racer decided it was just being recalcitrant and gave it a short 5A belt around the chops. He then charged it normally and it was fine for the rest of the day.

I'm thinking that maybe it needs cycling a couple of times to condition it, but I'm not really sure.

What I know about batteries could be chiseled on the back of an asprin with a crow bar, so any advice on proper care and feeding of this pack would be welcome.
We'll be using a Supanova 250S to charge/discharge it.

Many thanks for any advice.

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Old 07-09-2004, 12:07 AM   #2
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Gav, charge at .8 amp, do not cycle too often, it's not required. When you get the charger let it go through a discharge and charge cycle. Write the result and date on the pack. Do this every few months to compare.
You should get 2-3 years out of a good pack.
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Old 07-09-2004, 07:41 PM   #3
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Default Charging with harness switch "on"

Can you damage the receiver if you accidently attach your charger while the harness switch is set to "on"? I have a dead receiver and am checking everything.

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I dont know about your switch by my harness disconnects the charging tail when the power is switched on. You can check yours with a voltmeter. Just test the charging tail with the power switch on and you should have 0 volts. Hope this helps

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