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01-26-2007 11:38 PM  10 years agoPost 101
lovetofly

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what amp should I be charging these nicd batteries at.
I was wondering that too, and what voltage should they be discharged down to?

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01-26-2007 11:41 PM  10 years agoPost 102
robl45

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I probably shouldn't say this as it will start a holy war, but nicads are pretty tough, assuming you are charging AA size nicads, you can charge them at 2C, if they are subC type nicads, you can beat on them pretty good, 3C or even 4C. I did this for years and the Nicads outlasted my time racing in the hobby.

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01-27-2007 12:02 AM  10 years agoPost 103
csc

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Well, I was able to fire off a quick test. My unit charges Lipo (3s is all I had available) fine. Discharged it and Charged it just fine. I don't have a balancer yet (the 3s is a 2nd Gen. pack without a balance adapter) so I just plugged it in directly without any problems. I just had to manually select the cell count. I also ran my unit off my Radio Shack 25amp DC power supply without any problems either. I'll have to make up some connectors before I can test the Nicad and Nimh batteries.

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01-27-2007 12:57 AM  10 years agoPost 104
eyeflyhelis

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i think mine came today but im gone for the weekend BUMMER

only you have the power to make no difference!

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01-27-2007 04:07 AM  10 years agoPost 105
lovetofly

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I think I figured it out...firmware bug.

OK, after messing around with this thing some more, I don't think my unit is defective, but I've uncovered a firmware bug:

If you set the charge current for NiCd or NiMH any less than about 0.75A then the initial charge current (which is 1/5th of what you enter) is less than the charger can set itself to, and fails with the error #8 I mentioned above. Any charge current around 0.75A or higher works fine.

So, my charger is not broken after all!!

Now the question is...will we get firmware updates from Enerland, or will the TP firmware updates work? Who's going to be brave and try to load up a TP firmware update? If only the official NiXX TP firmware was out...I just might try it.

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01-27-2007 04:14 AM  10 years agoPost 106
eyeflyhelis

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i'll be dumb enough to try i twhen i get mine

only you have the power to make no difference!

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01-27-2007 04:41 AM  10 years agoPost 107
RCHeliJim

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Mine arrived today and I have put it through its paces. I charged 6 lipos with my 210 balancer connected - perfect just like my 1010. I charged 3 nicads, again went very well. Also charged a NiMh without issue. Lastly, for kicks, I topped off my field box battery - and again it worked well. My experience so far with the unit tells me that it is well worth what I paid for it As soon as I locate another 210 I will have a true dual charger setup



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01-27-2007 04:49 AM  10 years agoPost 108
smokenjoe50

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what setings did you use for your field box batteries

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01-27-2007 04:56 AM  10 years agoPost 109
smokenjoe50

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not sure what the v per cell 2.20-2.50 in PB mode and what amps to charge at for field pack also on nicd what setting for delta-v and how many amps

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01-27-2007 05:01 AM  10 years agoPost 110
borneobear

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He just upped the price to 179.95.
I guess TP got to him.

You lucky devils.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...s_promot_widget

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01-27-2007 05:36 AM  10 years agoPost 111
RCHeliJim

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On the PB, I left it at 2.45 - worked well for me. On the NiCad and NiMh I left the DeltaV alone as well and again, it all worked out.



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01-27-2007 05:39 AM  10 years agoPost 112
lovetofly

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Some good info on NiCd and NiMH battery charging:
http://hangtimes.com/rcbattery_faq.html
Plus there are links to lots of other good battery info.

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01-27-2007 05:40 AM  10 years agoPost 113
smokenjoe50

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So far I think this charger was a great buy. With the extra features it's better then the tp charger.

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01-27-2007 07:57 AM  10 years agoPost 114
Buzzsaw46

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Has anyone noticed at the bottom of the first page in the manual it states that the data link cable is included?? Not A big deal but I will contact the seller reguarding this.

Just on my way out to play with mine a bit

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01-27-2007 02:50 PM  10 years agoPost 115
lovetofly

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Has anyone noticed at the bottom of the first page in the manual it states that the data link cable is included?? Not A big deal but I will contact the seller reguarding this.
Yea, I noticed that too... I already asked him about it, hoping to get one, but he just said it's not included.

They are listed on the TP site for $4.99, but I have yet to find someone that sells it for that.

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01-27-2007 03:27 PM  10 years agoPost 116
smokenjoe50

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They have them on Ebay for 9.99 shipped.

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01-27-2007 07:58 PM  10 years agoPost 117
Trooper Sam

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Can you post a link to the eBay auction selling that cable?

Trooper Sam

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01-27-2007 08:56 PM  10 years agoPost 118
Buzzsaw46

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I guess I wont waste my time then. Thanks LTF!

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01-27-2007 09:19 PM  10 years agoPost 119
eyeflyhelis

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yep mine came in my bro picked it up from my house but he didn't try to use it yet. dang this having to do something the wanted to do!!!

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01-27-2007 10:26 PM  10 years agoPost 120
csc

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I juggled my schedule so I could play with the unit a little bit. So, far it works as advertised. I ran through the Disharge, Charge, and Cycle programs for both the Nicad and Nimh this morning without a problem. The only thing I haven't tried yet is the PB. Looks like a great deal. Hopefully, the bonus will be that it will take the TP firmware updates in the future. Even if it doesn't, it works now.

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