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.
has it a capacity setting which is set at 3000 for the other battery and needs changing to 5000
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that's what i've done trying first at 5mah and then 3mah thinking maybe it will help
what about the others settings ?
Charge at 1amp and see if there's a difference. How old is the battery?
they are brand new.
do i have to discharge it first ? if so wich setting for discharging ?
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.
how do you discharge batterys?