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Old 07-31-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default Charge rate for NiMH AAs in Tx

I just went and got some rechargeable NiMH AAs at Target (didn't want to wait for a HobbyKing order, and the cost of shipping would make them near-equal $). They are 2450mAh so I figured I'd use the charge port on my Tx and hook it up to my RC charger with the NiMH mode, then charge at 2.4A (pretty much 1C). However, I looked on the side of the AA and it says "Standard charge 245mA for 16h." Can these AA cells really only be charged at 0.1C, or do they just charge at a low rate to save energy/draw low power from the charger? I'd rather not wait overnight for a charge on my Tx, but I guess it isn't the end of the world if I do
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