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  1. #1
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    Can't charge traxxas nimh 5000mah :( help

    Hi
    Iíve just bough an EZ-peak plus charger and a couple of traxxas nimh 5000mah series 5, 8.4v power cell.

    I canít manage to charge those cells correctly, after between 5 to 30m the charger bip and indicate itís full

    When i use the battery i can only play like 5m and itís out of power.

    Can you tell me the exact and best settings to charge this specific cells ?
    Iíve use 2 different settings without succes
    Nimh charge : auto
    Cur limit : 5.0A and 3.0A
    Nimh sensitivity D.peak . Default and 6mV/cell

    The original 3000mah coming with the vxl is working fine and i can charge it using one of those setting.

    It would be very kind of you if can give me a hand on that.

    Thanks in advance.

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    has it a capacity setting which is set at 3000 for the other battery and needs changing to 5000
    Problems.The manual's good starting point. Simple

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    that's what i've done trying first at 5mah and then 3mah thinking maybe it will help
    not working

    what about the others settings ?

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    Charge at 1amp and see if there's a difference. How old is the battery?

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    they are brand new.
    do i have to discharge it first ? if so wich setting for discharging ?
    thanks

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    I just bought a Traxxas charger and several NiMh batteries. The traxxas charger was false peakin all over the place, same as yours but sometimes only charging for a minute at a time.

    I charged them manually (with the included charger) and then ran them. Then charged them again. All good ever since.

    I seemed to recall that methodology from about 2004ish, the last time I had new NiMh's.
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    how do you discharge batterys?

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