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    NIMH charging to over the rated capacity?

    Hi everyone. First post here. Just getting back into the RC world after a 10 year hiatus. I recently picked up a Stampede 4x4 and had a battery question. The Traxxas battery that came with it is rated at 3000MAH. I had my charger set at a max of 3000MAH with a delta peak of 9mv/c and it's been charging to 3000MAH every time. I figured it can't actually be charging to exactly 3000MAH every single time so I thought maybe the battery could take a bit more and to let the charger decide when it's full. I set it to a max of 3200MAH at 8mv/c and it still put 3200 into it. I wound up with 10.802V. Can this be right? Am I overcharging the pack? Should I try setting the sensitivity lower?

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    The charger will decide when the battery is charged. I don't use a capacity limit. A new 3000 mah battery may hold significantly more than its rated capacity. Possibly 3500mah for example. I would recommend turning the capacity limit off.
    Whatever you are, be a good one.

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    That much more? Hmm I had no idea! OK is 8mv/c a good sensitivity setting?

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    I would set it to 5mv. 8 will work but there is no need for that much.
    Whatever you are, be a good one.

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