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Old 03-19-2005, 09:10 AM   #1
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Brain dead pilote needs solid battery advice

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My charger is a Hitec wall charges output 4.8volt dc 55maH
My new battery is a 6 volt 1700 maH
Question 1 --Can i use this charger for this battery pack
If so how long should it take to full charge for the first time and charging there after .
#2 ---I also have a Hobbico Quick field charger MKll model pro series .
The settings on this are 0.2,0.4,0.6,0.8 and 1.0 right up to 2.0.
This says it will charge nicads 1 to 8 cells .
What would a safe setting be for a using this charger at the field .


spec on charger below


MORE flexibility = MORE convenience!
Have a variety of flight line charging options—with one handy unit! Hobbico's Quick Field Charger MkII features two ports with completely independent circuitry. That means you can charge one pack at a time, or two at once. AND you can recharge transmitter or receiver NiCd or NiMH packs, single cell glow ignitors, even the lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries that power park flyers...on EITHER side. Plus, it's super-easy to use, and comes with lots of safety features. You've never seen a field charger as valuable and versatile as the Quick Field Charger MkII!

EACH port offers these great benefits!

Ability to handle 1-8 cell NiCd or NiMH radio batteries and 1-3 cell Li-Ion or Li-Po park flyer batteries.

0.2A (200mA) to 2.0A of adjustable, linear charge current (1A max. for Li-Ion/Li-Po).

0, 50mA, 85mA and 100mA trickle charge current for NiCd and NiMH packs.

Tri-color LEDs and sound cues for ease of set-up and operation.

Built-in jacks for external battery voltage monitoring with a voltmeter.

Simple push-button start-up.

"Peak detection" charging for NiCd and NiMH packs.

"Constant current/constant voltage" charging for Li-Ion/Li-Po batteries.

Visual and audible error messages that indicate reverse polarity and poor output connections.

Can be mounted on a field box, or used as a stand-alone unit with the included rear enclosure.

Lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries are becoming popular for park flyers; the Quick Field Charger MkII can even handle 1-3 cell Li-Ion or Li-Po park flyer batteries on each port. Both circuits can charge transmitter or receiver packs, plus single-cell glow ignitors, with just the push of a button!

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Stock Number: HCAP0290
Input voltage: 10-15V DC
Battery types (each port): nickel-cadmium (NiCd), nickel-metal hydride (NiMH), lithium-ion (Li-Ion), lithium polymer (Li-Po)
Number cells (each port): 1-8 NiCd or NiMH, 1-3 Li-Ion or Li-Po
Fast charge current (each port): 0.2A - 2.0A linear (1A max. Li-Ion / Li-Po)
Fast charge termination (each port): peak detection for NiCd and NiMH, constant current / constant voltage for Li-Ion / Li-Po
Trickle charge current (each port): 0, 50, 85 and 100mA, no trickle charge for Li-Ion / Li-Po
Output connectors: banana jacks
Fuse: 7.5A spade (auto)
Case size: 6.25 x 4.0 x 1.5 in (159 x 102 x 38mm)
Weight: 12.0 oz. (342g)

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Old 03-19-2005, 11:33 AM   #2
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Hobbico MKII


I once responded to a series of questions on the Hobbico MKII, I think it will cover your questions on it. A site picked it up and posted the information the article is here:

Hope this helps.


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Old 03-19-2005, 11:39 AM   #3
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Thanks Wayne
That helps a lot
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