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    Question Typical Life

    How long are the stock 7-cell 3000mah battery pack's life expectancy? Mine seems to be running at full mAh, but is slowing down a bit. Not a big problem though, the pack is running great.
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    you can try cycling the pack to bring it back up to snuff but yeah sooner or later they start to lose punch
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    now I've had mine for just over 6 months now and I've taken reasonably good care of it I'd say and it accepts 2600mah which is ok but I think by the end of 1 year with use around 2x a week it'll be toast
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    I use it about once a day. What is cycling?
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    charging and discharging a battery on a charger to stimulate its performance. use it on NiMH
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    I can't discharge on my charger, it is a micro peak-detecting charger.
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    IF possible, you might want to invest in a charger that allows you to discharge, then charge at a really low rate ... like 0.5 for a 3000mAh pack. Cycle a few times through discharge-charge-discharge-charge, and you "should" see it taking a greater charge each time.
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