Tag Archives: Charger

Forming a recent NiMH purchase on the Hitec X4 and other computerized chargers.

Ed writes me about properly forming a recent NiMH purchase. Hi Dave, I recently bought one of the FDK Twicell 6.0V 5-cell 2000mah NiMH AA Flat Pack and would like to try it in one of my airplanes . I … Continue reading

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Forming Charge On Peak Charger Email Question

Question: Hi Dave; Firstly- thank you for your quality battery packs. I received my recent purchase- your 1650mah NiMH 8 cell 9.6 tx pack, plugged it in to my tx just to see what it was at, it started at … Continue reading

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High Cell Count Packs

Sonny P. Writes: What is the proper way to charge a 14 cell A123 battery? Sonny, I take from your question that your concerned about the large cell count and not the rules of charging this particular chemistry of pack. … Continue reading

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Checking A123 RX Packs For Recharge Point

A123 RX Packs can be tricky to deturming how much is left in the pack by checking voltage alone. Variations in connectors and length of wire can have a big impact on actual volt readings when loaded. Using an RRC1000 … Continue reading

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Do A123 LIFE Packs Free Us From Cycling?

Dave One more quick question. I ordered some 1100 2s A123 packs from you today. Do these need to be cycled? I have a FMA 4S CellPro charger that is A123 compatible. It will charge and balance, but not cycle. … Continue reading

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Your Charger Is Lying To You

    We all have chargers. Most of these chargers will have a digital screen with a voltage read out. When you’re charging (or discharging) your favorite battery, where is the voltage being measured?      It’s an interesting question and I’ve found … Continue reading

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Radical RC Introduces RadicalCast #001

Welcome to the Radical RC Workbench, Radicalcast.  Today the topic is 12v power supplies for the flying field.  Dave will cover how many amps your power supply needs to be to drive your chargers and how to get the … Continue reading

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“Thank you for the quick service and an awesome product. Well worth the money. I bought the HECO Lipo Solution Charger from you about a week ago. Happy Holidays, Josh, Charlotte NC” December 2004

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