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Old May 11, 2002, 06:47 PM
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Issues with Dymond Super Turbo Charger.

I'm having some trouble with charging my battery packs. I have 2 8-cell 2400Max packs from SR Batteries, and 2 8-cell 1900SCR packs from Hobby Lobby.

It seems to me that my Dymond Super Turbo Charger is not fully charging the packs. Sometimes it takes 30 minutes or more, and I get a peak voltage on the packs of about 12.4 volts. Other times, it takes 10 minutes and I get a peak of 11.8 or so volts. It seems to make a big difference in flight performance.

Why would this be happening? All the packs are fairly new, and I've used both the Auto charging and manual settings. I usually cycle using the discharge/charge settings.

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Old May 11, 2002, 06:50 PM
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Brand new packs sometimes take a few charges to kind of settle down before they will peak correctly. If they aren't brand new try charging at lower amps. Report back if this works or not
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Old May 11, 2002, 06:55 PM
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Good call

I'll try the lower amps. Right now I'm experimenting with the irrational theory that I get different results by using just the "Charge" rather than "Dis/Charge".

I'll give the lower amps thing a try for sure, and report back. Gotta do it later tonight though, as I have a BBQ to go to.

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Old May 12, 2002, 04:21 AM
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Are you using the temperature cord? I found with my charger that the temp cord needed to be unplugged and plugged back in to reset sometimes.
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