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Old 10-17-2003, 06:41 PM   #826
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Hey futureal, this thread seems to be the same as the "Team Birdman" thread, I do not see any differance between the two, why is that these(fukuyama, zx racing) threads are still up and team birdman is closed??
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Old 10-17-2003, 07:17 PM   #827
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Hey futureal, this thread seems to be the same as the "Team Birdman" thread, I do not see any differance between the two, why is that these(fukuyama, zx racing) threads are still up and team birdman is closed??
Well, lets see, we've talked about batteries charging, charging tips, different charging methods, battery cares, race results involving the way a pack of batteries are charged and not neccessary Fukuyama Racing batteries, technologies involves in matching, caring of batteries, discharging of batteries and lately dead shorting. Racers whether they are Fukuyama Racing batteries owners or not have contributed and discussions of related topics are also posted here by means of knowledge or to gain knowledge. When someone posted a props and the ball got rolling and discussions related to battery care is being answered on a daily basis surely there are a lot of knowledge gain by most racers. I don't think it's fair to say we are the same.

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Old 10-17-2003, 08:00 PM   #828
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This thread has been extremely helpful to me. I appreciate the comments by all of the contributors - not only are they offering pertinent tech info, they're also telling "why" you should follow certain practices with batteries.

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I've learned a ton from these discussions here. I think this has been one of the most helpful threads I follow. We have prfessional battery matchers giving us tips. Why would that be a problem. That's what the forums are for, right?
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I've been doing that for a long time. I have two batteries. I run my charger off one and run a soldering iron off the other with a power inverter. It works OK, you just need to make sure you disconnect the charger from the battery if you've got time between charges or you may drain them. But the batteries I have are smaller ones. I'm not sure of the capacity but I have killed them after a six hour day of practice and racing. I haven't had to use them lately because a buddy I've been pitting with has a generator.

BTW: this wouldn't happen to be for the Toyota race in Irvine next weekend would it?
woha, that is next weekend?!?!?!?!?!

Oh, btw, just ordered my batts tonight...
on my standard milinium, what are each setting that i should use? I can not use the ni-mh mode, because that charges on 1.5amps, so I have been using ni-cad linear charge mode, at 5amps with other gp cells...

am I doing this right, or should I get my milinium updated?
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woha, that is next weekend?!?!?!?!?!

Oh, btw, just ordered my batts tonight...
on my standard milinium, what are each setting that i should use? I can not use the ni-mh mode, because that charges on 1.5amps, so I have been using ni-cad linear charge mode, at 5amps with other gp cells...

am I doing this right, or should I get my milinium updated?
I'd get it updated.

As a bootstrap you can, but you need to set the peak detect threshold way down, around 3mV per cell or 18mV per pack, and make absolutely sure you use regular linear, not reverse pulse charging.

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Old 10-18-2003, 01:35 AM   #832
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Hey futureal, this thread seems to be the same as the "Team Birdman" thread, I do not see any differance between the two, why is that these(fukuyama, zx racing) threads are still up and team birdman is closed??
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Old 10-18-2003, 01:38 AM   #833
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Chris mine woked fine on mine old school mill just make sure you have the threshold set right like 3 or 4mv.
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Old 10-18-2003, 09:07 AM   #834
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How are you setting your Millenium to 3 or 4mV per cell with the 'old school' version??

I have an original Millenium and the per cell minimum is 8mV...

This will give me a setting of 32mV for a 4Cell pack. I've heard that the ideal is 30mV??

Clarification on what is ideal and/or acceptable from the experts would be great

Thanks in advance
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How are you setting your Millenium to 3 or 4mV per cell with the 'old school' version??
Norm,ally I'd say RTFM, but I'm a nice guy, so here's the copy and paste from the manual that came with your charger

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From the Start screen, push the up (^) button three times to go to the
Volt Threshold option screen, or once more from the Button Tone screen.
The Volt Threshold value entered is the drop in millivolts that the
Millennium looks for to determine that the battery pack has peaked. This
is adjustable from 4 to 20 mV/cell (refer to Tips & Rec. Settings Section).
To adjust, push the ENTER button from the Volt Threshold option screen.
You can now use the down (v) and up (^) buttons to change the value.
If you don't get a version # when you turn on the charger, send it back to Novak and get the frmware updated so you can move dV below 8mV.

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Old 10-18-2003, 10:06 AM   #836
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Regarding the old Mill chargers. I agree with dpaton on the updates. Your best bet is to have it updated so it'll reflect both Nicad and NiMh. Be sure to manually switch over to the Nimh mode when charging and disable the flex charging if there it one.

Another option would be to step up and get a CEI charger. but again, that's just my personal preferance.

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Fukuyama Racing is a paying advertiser.
Thanks for the clarification Shane. We'll continue to do our best in supporting fellow racers might it be a Fukuyama Racing owner or not. Rctech has been the most helpful forum in every way concerning this hobby and we're glad to be a part of it. Thanks.

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I don't think it's fair to say we are the same.

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Sure you are, you are a battery matcher and so is Team Birdman, that is what I meant by the same, not what has been talked about. It's all good and by no means and I trying to go against Fukuyama Batteries, I didn't know you had to advertise to have a thread(per futureal) which brings another question;

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What about the Team Paradigm Motor thread, they are in the same boat as zx racing, fukuyama and team birdman, they don't don't manufacture r/c items, they get them from a importer then do their own thing to them like match batteries or zap magnets. Not trying to argue with you future real just asking a question and Fukuyama again I am by no means trying to hurt your business.
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Sure you are, you are a battery matcher and so is Team Birdman, that is what I meant by the same, not what has been talked about. It's all good and by no means and I trying to go against Fukuyama Batteries, I didn't know you had to advertise to have a thread(per futureal) which brings another question;



What about the Team Paradigm Motor thread, they are in the same boat as zx racing, fukuyama and team birdman, they don't don't manufacture r/c items, they get them from a importer then do their own thing to them like match batteries or zap magnets. Not trying to argue with you future real just asking a question and Fukuyama again I am by no means trying to hurt your business.
ProudW,

I understand your concern and I appreciate you addressing that. But since what you have brought up has nothing to do with our thread in respect to product support or technologies, mind PMing Futureal or starting another thread so to not confuse our readers on this thread? I really appreciate it and no hard feelings or bad intentions intended (grammer?? my bad) I hope.

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wellll.... thanks for you input...and I DID RTFM...but I have an original Millenium which I purchased used.

Thank you for the information on the firmware upgrade, I have an email sent now to Novak inquiring on how to take advantage of the program...

And yes..I'd love to have a CEI charger...but I'm only just now re-entering electric RC after a decade away and a year of Nitro.

The Millenium was great for my receiver and transmitter packs.

Depending on the response I get from novak, I may look into selling the old millenium and picking up a Pitbull, LRP competition, or possibly a Millenium pro...a 35GFX would be ideal but...I'm a hobbyist..not a hardcore racer...
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