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04-30-2010 11:06 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Raptor3DPilot

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Well the other day I went to use my power drill and it was completely dead. I hooked up the charger and let it sit for 4-6hrs. Unplugged it and it was still dead. I figured I let it sit too long uncharged so I went ahead and ordered another battery. New battery comes in, hook it up to the charger, wait several hours, and nothing... grrr, guess the charger is bad.

Then I got the bright idea to take a look at the charging voltage on my Triton Jr for NiCd batteries, yep up to 14.4v! So I cut off the lead from the old charger, soldered some bullet connectors onto it, and whala I used my Triton Jr to charge my cordless drill battery. Sweet!

Does the Triton Jr automatically set the charge rate? I just got it so I wasn't sure how to change the charge rate and let it charge it at 3amps, well let's just say my battery was charged in 10 minutes. Next time I'll figure out how to charge at a lower rate so I don't do any damage to the batteries. What's the max charge rate for NiCds anyways?

Remember when flying inverted that down is up and up is EXPENSIVE!

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05-01-2010 03:31 AM  8 years agoPost 2
mbrewer

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What's the max charge rate for NiCds anyways?
Depends on the cells used, 1c is the recommended rate for most of em. Some you can get away with charging at up to 6c. Just keep an eye on the temps and don't let them reverse charge.

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05-01-2010 03:39 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Raptor3DPilot

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Gotcha, I just read the charger manual online and figured out how to change the charge rates. I'll definitely charge them around 1C next time though. I'm not even sure what the mAh rating is on the packs.

Remember when flying inverted that down is up and up is EXPENSIVE!

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05-01-2010 03:41 AM  8 years agoPost 4
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I'm guessing it's a 2200mAh pack so I can charge them at 2C right?

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05-01-2010 04:18 AM  8 years agoPost 5
mbrewer

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I'd keep it around 2.5 amps, just to be safe.

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05-01-2010 04:28 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Raptor3DPilot

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That's what I meant to say... 2.5 amps not 2C. oops.

Remember when flying inverted that down is up and up is EXPENSIVE!

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05-01-2010 05:14 PM  8 years agoPost 7
zaw

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I also charge my DeWalt pack with my RC charger. Figure RC charger are a lot smarter than ones that came with the drill. Also Flash Light batteries 18650's and 14500 and camera batteries.

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