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02-24-2010 03:34 AM  10 years ago
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cycling NiCads on a Tritan charger
I'm trying to cycle some Nicads on a Tritan charger and can't seem to make heads or tails of it. I found the menu to select discharge to charge and set the discharge part to 0.6 amps and the charge to 1.0 amps. I remember being able to have this repeat up to 10 times and being able to go back and see how much was discharged then how much was put back in. I can't seem to find this feature again. When I go back to the battery after it finishes, it says it put back 340 Mah. I using a 4 cell 2100Mah NiCad.
Thanks for any help,
Peter
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02-24-2010 03:46 AM  10 years ago
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Didya try turning the wheel?Heli-itis sufferer.
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02-24-2010 03:53 AM  10 years ago
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From the main menu you need to open the Data View Menu, by pressing the Menu and Batt Type simultaneously.
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02-24-2010 03:56 AM  10 years ago
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Its at the same place as the 10 Batt Memories.
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02-25-2010 03:24 AM  10 years ago
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I tried turning the wheel and that's where I found the option to discharge then charge

I didn't have any luck trying to press both buttons at the same time. It seems that it goes by whichever button I'm a litte ahead on and that's the menu that comes up.

I did find under the 10 Batt memory a selection for a 4 cell Nicad but it had a capacity of 700 MaH. I went through the screens and filled them in to match my battery. I started it this morning but we lost power today from the storm we got hit with today. I just restarted it a short while ago to see what I get for capacities.
If it was using the 700 MaH for a total battery capacity, then it makes more sense that only 350 MaH got put back into the battery. I'll have to see what it puts back in to see if the settings I changed makes a difference.

I still haven't found where I can run this cycle a number of times and go back and see the history of the cycles to see how much it discharged and how much it put back into it.

Peter
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02-25-2010 03:43 AM  10 years ago
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I think the cycle charge has to be running when you press both buttons to see what's happening with the cycling charge.
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02-25-2010 03:51 AM  10 years ago
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[url=http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=698308]

There's a link to a PDF of the Triton manual. See page 14 of PDF. Saved it myself for reference.
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02-25-2010 01:16 PM  10 years ago
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I restarted the discharge to charge cycle last night and checked in on it this morning before heading out.

When it's running, I can access the data screens by pressing both buttons at the same time. After runing all night it's into the charge side and when I scroll through the data it discharged 850MaH out of a 2100 MaH battery.It looks like it just started charging so htere isn't much back into it yet. I'll check it when I get home tonight. It looks like my settings may be a bit on the conservative side and I need to tweak them up a bit to get the discharge down closer to the 80 % area.

Thanks for the post with the manual. This manual is much different than the paper manual I have. I must have an older manual.I'm going to try swapping to a different Tritan charger that I have, thinking perhaps the one I am using is an older unit that doesn't have all the options.

I see in the posted manual where to set the number of cycles but I still haven't found it on my unit. I'll check some more when I have a bit more time toplay aroud with it.
I'll post my findings.

Peter
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02-25-2010 03:29 PM  10 years ago
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should just hit "menu" once you have either "Charge to Discharge" or "Discharge to Charge" to cycle to "number of cycles" then push wheel to make it blink, then turn wheel to select how many cycles you want. Then hit menu to exit menu.Beating the air into submission, because we can!
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03-03-2010 04:16 AM  10 years ago
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I finally figured out all the pieces to get it to cycle discharge to charge. I let it go for 4 cycles and it finished putting in 2270 Mah into 2100 Mah battery. How can this be possible? Also I was trying to scroll back and see what each cycle discharged out then put back in and I can't figure out where this feature is hidden.

I must be having a mid-life brain fart or something. I don't remember having this much trouble trying to do this in the past and I know I've done it all before!

Peter
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03-03-2010 09:32 AM  10 years ago
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well to start with the 2270 into a 2100 is not a bad thing. all batteries are a bit different and the 2100 listed is aprox. After all these things are little chemical factories, sometimes they work hard for you! One of the battery guru guys may have a better explanation.
The Triton is a good charger but the buttons can be a bit confusing. I made a point to keep my manual and still have to refer to it on occasion. The charge/discharge info is only available during the cycling process (or charge). once you exit the function the data is lost. To access it during the cyling, push the MENU and BATT TYPE buttons at the same time. you can then use the wheel to scroll thru the available info. When you get to the Charge/Discharge screen push the wheel (the cycle number will flash), then rotate it to select capacity info for different cycles. When done looking at info push the MENU button to get back to the main charge screen.
hope that helps some.
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