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Paradoxmaker



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:23 am    Post subject: Charging starter box batteries Reply with quote

If your using the 2 7.2v packs on your starter box and you want to charge them, is it better to charge them one at a time or together?
Can a charger be hooked to the "Y" connector and to charge both at the same time?
Would that hurt the batteries and would they receive a full charge doing it like that?


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hybridom



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

change them individually
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ArrCee



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can charge them together only if your charger is rated for 12 cells but most are only able to charge up to 10 at the most.

So the answer is yes, you have to charge them individually, get two chargers or one that can handle more than 8-10 cells.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What charger do you have?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vti-chris wrote:
What charger do you have?


I have this one:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXCLD5&P=ML



I know it's not the best but it gets the job done...

BTW i see that it can handle 1-8 cell packs. So I guess both packs at the same time is defiantly out of the question.
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vti-chris



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup,one at a time!!!
You will be OK it doesn't take much time and one set of those batteries can last you at least one day!
IF your engine starts easy enough so it doesn't *%%%*& the batteries!!!
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Paradoxmaker



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well i bought 2 3000mA Nimh batteries for the starter box so I hope they will be good anough.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

only one way to find out.....charge them up and hit the track!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 3000mah NiMH should be plenty of juice. I run some venom 1800mah NiCD batts and they will start my 8th scale all day long. Heck I've been using them for 2 years and 2 motors (Hyper 21 and OS RG) and they will last all day long as long as your buggy is tuned good and starts easily.

I find they will drain if your not tuning your motor correctly. However, that is an issue with the motor itself and not the batts. If your having that much trouble starting it, it's means your out of whack on your motor. Almost like a check and balance kind of thing
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 3000mah NiMH should be plenty of juice. I run some venom 1800mah NiCD batts and they will start my 8th scale all day long. Heck I've been using them for 2 years and 2 motors (Hyper 21 and OS RG) and they will last all day long as long as your buggy is tuned good and starts easily.

I find they will drain if your not tuning your motor correctly. However, that is an issue with the motor itself and not the batts. If your having that much trouble starting it, it's means your out of whack on your motor. Almost like a check and balance kind of thing
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