Charging

bobbd

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Does anyone know what amp i should put this charger on for t15613947130215535627284555445618.jpghis battery in picture ?
 

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Rule of thumb for charging is 1C, unless otherwise specified by the manufacturer. Your battery is 2000mAh, so charge at max 2A. This will charge it in about an hour. Keep in mind that the temperature should be monitored as you charge, if the battery is getting too hot it will damage your battery. Generally speaking, charging at a lower rate should better the life of your battery.
 

Jam Racing 1

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I used to charge my Nicd and NiMH batteries at 4 amps, alot less danger of these types exploding and causing fires or any of that jazz......

Back in the 90's I used to charge my NICD race pack for my onroad car at 9 amps and run them hard for 4 minutes, never had a failure with those packs.....
 

bobbd

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Thanks guys this is a great site, you guys are so helpful.thanks again
 

D3MON

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I used to charge my Nicd and NiMH batteries at 4 amps, alot less danger of these types exploding and causing fires or any of that jazz......

Back in the 90's I used to charge my NICD race pack for my onroad car at 9 amps and run them hard for 4 minutes, never had a failure with those packs.....
they do pop pretty good though from my experience if you try charging them to fast. mostly just smell bad and make the sound of a firecracker, but no flame really.
scare the daylights out of you if you aren't expecting it.
good old days of learning what to do and not to do i guess.
this was with a Micro T battery (220mah iirc?) back in the day, tried charging on 1amp. short story, don't lose your wall charger for batteries that small.
 
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