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03-02-2011, 04:11 PM
The instructions say not to charge over 1.2 amps. Anyone charging with higher amps?
03-02-2011, 05:11 PM
You should always follow manufacturer specs for charging. You may be able to charge at a slightly higher rate but you are taking a risk of damaging a cell and will most likely shorten the life span of the pack.
03-03-2011, 10:15 AM
I try to always follow the manufacturer rules on charging batteries. The only problem is it takes forever to charge them batteries. I can charge my lipos in half that time.
03-03-2011, 11:54 AM
If you can charge a Nimh pack at 1C it will take approximately 1 hour to charge, no longer than the average LiPo charge time.
03-03-2011, 12:01 PM
I can charge my lipos at at least 2C safely
03-03-2011, 12:54 PM
That is great and there are some Nimh packs that can be safely charged at rates of 2C and above also. But bringing LiPo charge rates into the discussion does nothing to answer the OP concerns. So why?????
03-04-2011, 01:42 PM
I charge my dual nimh batteries at .8 amps, and yes it takes awhile to fill up even with a dual charger. If you want to run more frequently, then your best option is to simply buy an additional set of batteries and swap out. Although a LHS owner told me that letting the truck's motor cool off between runs helps prolong it's life.
03-07-2011, 02:15 PM
I actually charge at 1.5, it's working great currently. No difference in power :D
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