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NiMH battery pack charging?

Old 08-26-2004, 06:09 PM
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Hello, I have been out of RC for awhile and recently got back into it. My question about NiMH, I only used NiCds before (SCR, SCE). Would my old chargers still work for NiMH (3300mah)? I have an old Pro Tech 701 AC/DC charger, 15 min timer on that. I do not know what the charging current of this charger, or trickle current. I've read that trickle charging isn't recommended for NiMH batteries, is this true?
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Old 08-26-2004, 08:15 PM
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I recommend that you consider investing in a late model charger that has features to properly charge the NiMH cells.
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Old 08-26-2004, 08:59 PM
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Originally posted by Neil Rabara
I recommend that you consider investing in a late model charger that has features to properly charge the NiMH cells.
I agree that you should buy a late model charger that's compatible with NIMH cells. You can probably get away by using your existing one but once packs are charged, disconnect right away as you should not trickle charge Nimh and also watch the temp of the packs.
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yeah, get yourself a new charger. Get the best you can afford.
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Old 09-12-2004, 06:17 AM
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yo DerekL... you said get the best that you can afford... can you tell me which one is the best?.. they said there is a charger that is so intelligent it can tell everything about the battery on its console from temperature to how many charge left... is there such a thing?..
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