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  1. #1
    RC Racer
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    5000 NiMh battery?

    So both of my 5000 NiMh batteries seem to get somewhat hot while charging. Not hot enough that I can't handle them but hot. They even smell a bit. I charge them between 3-4 amps. Is hot and a smell normal?
    Don't notice this so much with the 3000's.

    Also, the venom 5000 always says full around 5100mah however the duratrax shuts off around 4800. Both are run equally. Once the truck starts to lose power I stop them. Does that mean something could be wrong with the duratrax?

    Thanks

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    I charge my sons 5k nihms at 5amps. They do get warm but not "hot". Both the traxxas and racers edge are full at 4800-4900

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    The mAh difference is probably just a cell quality difference... not all cells are created equal.

    What temp is hot?
    Might be a good time to invest in a temp gun!
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    RC Racer
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    Yeah I think I will get a temp gun. I can hold them I know that.

    What temp would be too hot once I get the temp gun?

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