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07-20-2006 08:40 PM  14 years ago
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ant_mb

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Heavy duty charge leads.
HI Guys,


Im wondering what you guys are using for charge leads with the Triton charger. I have a set of leads but they are not heavy duty and they are probably 2 feet long. I keep getting false full charge readings on all my bats except for lipos(which has a very heavy set of leads). I tried to make a heavy set but the phugs ends are so small that it is almost impossiable to soldier a heavy wire to them. What are you guys having success with as far a leads with the Triton?
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07-20-2006 08:49 PM  14 years ago
bwarkent

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I am having a similar problem with my supernova charger. I am charging my rx NiMH high discharge pack and my charging lead is about 2ft. I was getting alot of false full charges. There are three things you can do 1) lower the charge rate 2) shorten the wire 3)increase wire gauge. I will probably eventually add a dedicated charge lead to my pack so I can charge at 1C. What I am doing near term is charging at .5C(ends up being 1.2 Amps) and all seems to be well.

If none of the above work, then the internal resistance of the battery has gone up and probably shouldn't be used.
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07-20-2006 08:53 PM  14 years ago
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I have tried to lower the charge with no luck. I tried to make a set of leads with heavier guage, but I had trouble with the ends that are available. They are too small for the heavy wire. I am having this problem on all my packs(15-20). They all cycle fine on my accucycle with the same leads, but the Triton is a no go.
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07-20-2006 08:55 PM  14 years ago
z11355

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Hitec 54608S

twisted heavy duty servo wire w/ female connector.

just solder on banana ends and go. fairly short, mm, maybe 12"
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07-20-2006 08:58 PM  14 years ago
ant_mb

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Beautiful That is exactly what I was looking for. I never thought to look for one that way. Thanks for the help.
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07-20-2006 09:10 PM  14 years ago
Enealio

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I'm having the same issue. I ended up soldering a deans 14 guage charge lead. 2c, no false peaks on my 2400 nicads. Only hard part is finding big heat shrink!Nealio
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07-20-2006 09:14 PM  14 years ago
ant_mb

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I would love to pu deans on all my packs, but it is not feasible
for me. I have alot of packs that I am charginf on a weekly basis. If i can't get it to work with large leads then maybe I do it to all my packs over 2000 mah.
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07-21-2006 05:42 AM  14 years ago
Enealio

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I didnt change out the entire lead system, just soldered a lead onto the battery and kept the existing small lead going to my reciever. So you just have a funky deans plug on the airframe instead of that small one. Everything I have is on deans execept my tx of course, makes charging simple. Easy to solder too. Takes about one afternoon, I did my giant scale airplane packs. Got the shrink from a friend who had a couple feet of it. Hope something works out!Nealio
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