Post 903 snip
Yes, the current was slowly increased to around 6.9A, and stayed there, before the problems ocurred.
3.6V(per cell) X 8 =28.8 watts
200 watts (max. output )/ 28.8= 6.9 Amps.
Electrics are all about math.
7.6 would be correct at start of charge when cells are at 3.3.