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Old 01-23-2009, 03:01 PM
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Got a good deal on some Duracell 2650 nimh batteries and need advice on how to charge them on my Ice charger. I use it for lipo only so this is new for me.

What charge rate and cut off ect to use? How many shall I charge at a time? was thinking 8 at a time in the holder that fits my radio with gator clips on the ice.

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Old 01-23-2009, 03:31 PM
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AA likes slow charge

I charge mine at .6 amps
3-5 cutoff depending on outside temp 5 if its cold 3 if its hot
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Jay,

I get the .6 amp charge rate part but the cutoff of 3-5 confuses me. I will be charging these indoors at my home before I leave the track so the temp will be 70. You mean milliamps? I am new to nimh.
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I believe Jay was referring to the Peak Sensitivity setting, the delta voltage for stopping the charge. 3 to 5 millivolts per cell. In a nimh profile.

A higher setting means the charger keeps going a little longer, which really heats up the batteries, not good. I use zero myself, as long as they don't false peak. Really no need to jam that last little bit into transmitter batteries.
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i personally using a separate charger which charges AA/AAA batteries.
Got it on the cheap for only $20 with 4 AA batteries
Does memory refresh function, trickle charge and has LCD charging indicator.
Value for money i say!
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