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Old 11-16-2009, 07:44 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

Is there a prefered way of charging new nimh?

1. When new, should I slow charge them, or can I just charge at a higher rate?
2. At a race meet, what should I do to top them up before/after a race?
3. when should I discharge or cycle?

Any info would help.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:53 PM   #2
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well I've went completly lipo, and it's been a long time since I've used nimh. but I would slow charge them first, and I discarged mine after every race night and didn't charge them up till race day so I new they were fully charged
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Yes the first charge should be a slow one, unless you have known fresh matched packs, then you can jump right to business.
It is best to top them off just before you race, this way you get all the extra voltage.
I discharge them after I am done for the day of racing, I only cycle them if they have been sitting for awhile.
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