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Old 04-17-2004, 11:37 PM
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Stick packs are notorious for having a "dead" or "vented" cell. The one pack I saw do the same thing, was charged the first time over the recommended charge rate (about 3 amps for NiHm, 4.5 amps for NiCd max!!!) and had been over discharged after the run. Most chargers are set to auto detect the proper amprage for charging, the adjustible ones should have the recommended range on the face or in the manual. Contact the manufacturer of the battery to be certain, but charging it at 6 amps is double the recommended rate and probably ruined the cells.
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