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    Exclamation got my slash but got battery problems?

    i got trinity 7c 5000mah packs with my new slash but the directions say to charge in linear mode (never heard of) and i have a vision peak 2 charger is that going to work?
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    Yes should work fine.
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    Does your charger do 7 cell batts, 5000mah, and nimh? If so, I'm pretty sure you're good to go.

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    7 cell and nimh yes not sure on 5000
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    Quote Originally Posted by edge0877
    7 cell and nimh yes not sure on 5000
    Hi if it don't go up to 5000MAH then it will false peak just re start charge and it will fill up the battery and peak correctly and peak charge it...The manual says on there site 3000+ batteries so i would say your good to go...Charge it already!! Let us know how you like the slash!!
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    Linear mode is for li-ion and li-po.

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    I've noticed some of the recent higher-capacity NiMh batteries have had their mfg recommending linear over pulsed charging. My Team Orion Rocketpack 4500 also had that noted on the packaging. I think it's a new trend and am not going to guess which is better as I've read a lot of arguments for both. It's like bringing up synthetic oil vs good ol' dead dinosaur sauce. It makes me tired...
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    thanks for the help i did charge one pack but the second won't charge it reads like its damaged and the slash is awsome
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    i want to get a maxamps 7c 4700mah and was wondering if thats a good battery for the slash or are there better batts for the same price?

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    A 7-cell from SPC is waaaaay better than maxamps, and about the same price!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VXL Beast
    A 7-cell from SPC is waaaaay better than maxamps, and about the same price!
    SPC ??? you got a link? I don't know SPC.....

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    As a matter of fact, I do:

    http://www.specpointbatteries.com/in...p?categoryID=2


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    Thanks for the link!! I bought a veniom 7 cell 5000 mah for $75.00 new from my lhs and I don't think its worth $30 just doen't impress me........... Will be looking for something BETTER!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edge0877
    thanks for the help i did charge one pack but the second won't charge it reads like its damaged and the slash is awsome
    Is it possible that the charger is false peaking, since the pack is new? That can tend to happen with newer packs. How many times have you tried to charge it?
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    I agree on the venom. I bought a 4200 7 cell and it seems flat. I am hoping after a few charges that it will wake up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooleocool
    Is it possible that the charger is false peaking, since the pack is new? That can tend to happen with newer packs. How many times have you tried to charge it?
    not sure the amp lights start blinking shortly after it starts charging and i tried three or four times no change
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    Hmm... well I guess I would contact the manufacture of the battery pack first and see what they have to say. If you cannot get your charger to charge it, there isn't a whole lot you can do. Hopefully you can get a helpful response from Trinity.
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    Just a note my Venom is seeming to come to life the more I charge it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillH
    Just a note my Venom is seeming to come to life the more I charge it.
    That is what you should be noticing. New battery packs tend to be a little "sleepy" when you first get them. After a few cycles (3-5, usually), they start to "wake up."
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