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Old 05-08-2008, 08:12 AM   #1
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OK Guys;
A question;

I just bought a trickle charger for my ATV that keeps the battery ‘Hot’ and ready for use through the winter – is there a similar trickle charger that we can leave on our planes that will not damage the batteries and keep them ready to go all season?
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:37 AM   #2
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Lightbulb Re: Trickle Charger

Get yourself a cheap mechanical lamp timer.
Set it to run one hour per day.
Plug in a power bar.
Plug in your overnight chargers.

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Old 05-08-2008, 10:35 AM   #3
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Re: Trickle Charger

I have used the system that moo explanes for a number of years now and it works perfectly. Its as good as any trickle charger system that you can buy!

Most good chargers for RC do have a trickle charge "mode". Once the main charging is complete they automatically revert to trickle charge. Or you can purchase a stand alone trickel charger. Most retail trickle chargers provide a constant charge at a very low mAh setting where as the power bar method tops up your batteries intermittently, just one hour per day which is a lot less stressful on your battery packs.

Doing it the way moo says is just about the cheepest method available and you can plug in as many overnight chargers as there are receiptacles on the power bar allowing you to keep several packs charged up and ready to go at anytime you need them. So for about $10 ( for the timer and power bar ) you can have a multiple trickle charger for a fraction of the price of buying a single hobby store trickle charger.
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:58 PM   #4
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[QUOTE=Gary Maker;526488]I have used the system that moo explanes for a number of years now and it works perfectly. Its as good as any trickle charger system that you can buy!

Like Gary says, great method.
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