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Old Feb 23, 2015, 06:48 AM
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2000 to 2500 NiMH batteries What Charger?

What" easy to use" charger is available for charging 2000 to 2500 NiMH batteries, both 4.8 and 6 volt. I'm not looking for a fast charge. I usually charge with an old Ace Digipulse but want more capacity. The limit on the Ace is 150mah. Thanks,
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Old Feb 23, 2015, 07:28 AM
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The good old Digipulse can easily do a charge at 300mA and higher. You just need to parallel 2 of the outputs to charge at up to 300mA. They used tosell a y cable for the purpose, but I permanently jumpered ouputs 5 & 6 internally. Works like a charm
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Old Feb 23, 2015, 08:28 AM
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2000 and 2500 mah battery charger

Hi Pete. Thanks for getting back. I have the connectors to make up the y-harness. Batteries America prints the charge rates on each battery they sell. 2500 Mah
battery -Charge rate 14 hrs, at 250 mah. So, what would you set the rates at on port 5 and 6. Do you split them at 125 each?? thanks Impalas
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Old Feb 23, 2015, 10:45 AM
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OK, when using the Digipulse with 2 outputs in parallel, you only need program one of the two output channels. You'll see that the LED for both outputs light up, even though only one of the two outpus has been programmed and startd.
The actual charge rate will be double the indicated rate. You won't be able to set 250mA, you'll just need to set it to indicate 120mA to get 240mA. If these are AA cells, then personally, I'd avoid going over 200mA rate. Depending on the quality of the cells, they can get quite warm , even though you're charging at roughly C/10.
My Digipulse is one of the first ones that tops out at 140mA. Bought it at the WRAM show about 20 years ago, still works like a champ, though I don't use it much anymore, what with all my receiver batteries being A123/LiFe and my Tx is designed for 2S Lipo or 6 cells Nimh
200mA for 16 hours is plenty good for a 2500mAh pack, especially if isn't toally discharged.
Best of luck!Pete
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Old Feb 23, 2015, 05:33 PM
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2000 to 2500

Thanks again Pete; I too picked one up at the WRAM show when it was held in White Plaines NY. I have two and have stayed with them. I just want to use batteries with more capacity. Other then micro and except for a JR transmitter I'm running mostly 1100 MAH NiMH batteries. All nitro, 60 to 140 size. Never had a battery failure. Thanks again for the info. I go by Pete too. Impalas
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Glad I never got rid of my Multicharger. Really comes in handy for those c/10 charges.



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Old Mar 09, 2015, 04:04 PM
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2000 or2500 mah NiMH Batteries which charger

Hi Pete; I followed up on the company producing the Charger output doubler rx cable for the Ace Digipulse. They still have them in stock.
Electro Dynamics
Phone 1-800-337-1638
Item is XACE EDC 5000 (Listed under chargers) $13.95 . Good for someone who does not want to do the inside work.

Thought you would be interested-- Impalas
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