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Old 02-20-2011, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default Life rec pack charging question [6.6]

If this pack was in a 1/8 scale on road car that had a airtronics switch charging jack plug lead would you think it to be safe to charge thru that extra plug or continue to take pack out of car ? Nicads were no problem but Life i dont know for sure if save.
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Does the switch mean that the pack is isolated from the RX when charging ?

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I charge mine in my car. If you're charging @ 1C you will be fine.
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Usually with a switch like this, they are made to do just what you want to do. All you have to do is make sure the switch is off before you use it to charge thru. If there's any questions, you can clear them up using a DVM/MM.


This is one thing I do with my nitros - replace the stock switch with one that has a charge thru lead, makes it way more convenient
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this is the switch in question, the wire on right goes to reciver[r,blk,blue] the wire on top [red,black] goes to reciver pack and the wire on the left is the charging plug, Would you think it would be SAFE to charge a life reciever pack in the car at 1.1amp using this plug ? thanks, just to clear up what i had for a switch. The capacity of the life is 1100 mh.
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when it comes to a life pack its always best to charger it with a balancer

so if you still can plug in to you balancer plug and plug in to your power lead your good
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this is the switch in question, the wire on right goes to reciver[r,blk,blue] the wire on top [red,black] goes to reciver pack and the wire on the left is the charging plug, Would you think it would be SAFE to charge a life reciever pack in the car at 1.1amp using this plug ? thanks, just to clear up what i had for a switch. The capacity of the life is 1100 mh.

I use the Futaba version of that and have charged NiMh packs at 1amp for a long time. Mine is same gauge as on a balance plug and those are good for 2 - 2.5amps, so that won't be an issue. You prob need to consider some way to balance that LiFe pack as well, or charge at a lower rate. Can you pass the balance connection out in some way so you can just connect that as well, then use a cover when running so it doesn't get beatup and dirty?
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