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01-26-2007 01:38 PM  10 years agoPost 1
lrogers

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The charger - Hobbico Accu-Cycle Elite
The battery - JR 3000ma 4.8v sub-C pack
The charger settings:

peak charge current - 2.00A
trickle charge current - 10ma
peak snesitivty - 13mv/cell
discharge current - 0.30A
discharge cutoff voltage - 1.1v/cell

Are these the best settings to use for charging this battery?

Larry Rogers - R/C Helicopter Pilot

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01-26-2007 03:24 PM  10 years agoPost 2
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I'm not a battery guru and I'm glad you post this question because i'd like to hear others' opinions on this as well. Peak sensitivity of 13mV/cell seems a little high to me. I think mine is set at 9.
Also I discharge at 1 amp (because servo loads can easily be that high as well) and until 0.9 or 1.0 V/cell.

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01-27-2007 11:05 AM  10 years agoPost 3
SniperKitten

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Are the cells NiMH or NiCad?

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01-27-2007 12:11 PM  10 years agoPost 4
z11355

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is it NiMH or NiCd? that dictates the peak sensitivity but 13mV
is waay too high. More like 5mV (MH) or 8mV (Cd)

the trickle it too low
the discharge current should be 3000/5 = 600mA
discharge voltage should be 0.9 or 1.0

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01-27-2007 01:17 PM  10 years agoPost 5
jadams

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The accucycle should automatically put in all of the settings. Those just don't seem correct. Try setting up a new memory with those battery specs and see how it comes out. I usually don't charge over 400mah or .4amps, 2 amps is very high and the peak sensitivity should only be at 8.

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01-27-2007 02:22 PM  10 years agoPost 6
lrogers

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Knew I was forgetting something, tha pack is NiCd.

Larry Rogers - R/C Helicopter Pilot

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