View Full Version : how do you keep your packs running good????
10-12-2003, 08:45 PM
i was jsut wondering what you guys do to your packs to keep them running strong and good for along time
10-13-2003, 07:29 AM
Oh, just the usual stuff.
I balance the packs every so often and store NiCds discharged. I store LiPos 50% charged. I don't like leaving (anything but LiPos) fully charged because the pack performs quite poorly.
I never re-peak a pack as I think this is a form of abuse. NiCds seem to like being fully discharged. NiMH cells don't like this quite as much. I like to wait at least 20 minutes before charging a NiCd pack that has been working hard (fast discharge). It seems to be harder on the pack if I charge too soon. I'm not as sure about waiting to charge NiMH after high current usage as I have less experience with them. I also use a cooling tube if the batteries are warm.
I monitor charging at home by connecting an Orbit charger to the PC. The charge/discharge curves can be telling.
10-13-2003, 06:23 PM
What kind of packs are you talking about? Tx and Rx or power packs for motors??
10-13-2003, 06:44 PM
ya were talking about any of the packs i just got a bunch of new packs and cells and i want to start off right with them. :)
10-13-2003, 07:45 PM
Take a look at this info and pay special interest to the very last topic called "Charging my new Battery Pack"
10-13-2003, 07:55 PM
What kind of packs are you talking about? Tx and Rx or power packs for motors??Power packs - mostly for electric helis...
10-13-2003, 08:48 PM
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His Battery Clinic offers some of the best info you will find. Check it out!
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