First Charge w/SMC Stick Pack......

Old 06-12-2003, 06:25 PM
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First Charge w/SMC Stick Pack......

Ok.......New to the R/C venue here......Sonew I have never charged an R/C battery in my life. Just purchased a new 16x5v6....and 3 of your stick packs(SUMGP3300MSP) Now I was reading through owners manual for the new charger and it has all these settings that I have no idea what they mean.

1. What should the deltaV be set at for these packs?
2. What amperage should these packs be charged at?
3. What amperage should the packs be discharged at?
4. Do they need to be discharged? If so do I take them down to 5.4volts per pack?

These questions just came about while going through the users manual. If at all possible could you walk me through a typical charging/use in car/discharging process then charging process again.

A friend gave me some old Sanyo N-SCRC NiCD 1700mAh batts that have not been used in about 5 or 6 years. Is it possible to use them or attempt to see what their state is and if they are usable? How about a walk-through on getting these up and running?

I appreciate any help ya'll can give me. Thanks again.

Jason
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Old 06-13-2003, 01:19 AM
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Hi Jason,

We have complete charge and care proceedures on our webpage.
siply go into our product page and "click" the cell a new box will open and their will be your info. you can print from that box to make a handy reference while out using your car.

but in general.

charge @ 6 amps. with a threshold of 45-50 mv ( total pack) this shoud be used as a gauge to have your pack peak at a good warm temp. but since your quite new this will be a good starting point. ( sorry I don't want to confuse you at this point

your charger will dishcharge @ up to 20 amps ( 30 is recomended) but 20 will do and is certainly better then nothing.

so after you run your car and it slows. ( not stops) unplug the pack from the car and discharge @ 20 until 5.40V ( the charger will cut off at this)

then simply store the pack as is, or wait till it cools and repeat


hope this helps.


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Old 06-13-2003, 08:07 AM
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Thanks Korgae....I appreciate it. I will give it a shot.

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Old 06-13-2003, 08:24 AM
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Default Korgae.........

On the threshold setting. You stated 45-50 mV per pack. I take it that this charger is also reading the per pack and not the per cell? Or do I take the 45-50 mV and divide by 6 and set the charger at that for the per cell?

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Old 06-13-2003, 03:43 PM
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Hi agian,

Im not an expert on Integy chargers. but i beleive that it will state both.

example: 8mv p/cell (per cell) 48mv p/pack

or something like that.

that would mean that is it set for 6 cells and each is 8mv .

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Thanks..........It worked perfectly........

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