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Old 08-22-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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How many amps should you charge a 3000nimh (7cell 8.4v )battery to get a good full charge.
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Old 08-22-2008, 03:49 PM   #2
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re battery charging

the standard rule of thumb for charging lipos is to charge at 1 amp per 1000 mih of battery so a 3000 would be charged at 3 amps.

i dont really use any other battery than lipos but im assuming that a 3000 nimh would also be charged at 3 amps.
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3 amps is good but if you want a faster charge 4 amps is great too anything higher will decrease the life of the cells 3-4 amps your safe. Tekno.
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a 3000 NiMH pack depending on the brand of cell can be charged anywhere from 4 to 6 amps with a 3mv/cell peak cut off. Lower amperage is a little safer and will make the cells last longer. Going higher will give it a little more punch.
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If your not in any big rush I would recommend anywhere from 1-2 amps to get maximum life out of your packs.
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