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Old Jul 28, 2011, 08:13 AM
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Futaba T6xa battery

Got 6XA super and the old 800mah futaba pack has had it. Won't stay charged for more than a couple of hours at best before reaching the scary voltages. I ordered a Ni-MH 2500mah pack from an online vendor and was wondering if anyone else had any experience or recommendations. This Tx has become my primary and I use it 3x as much as my Dx6i. Can I still use the stock Futaba charger for the Ni-MH pack even though the originals were Ni-Cd. Any experience/recommendations are welcome. Just want a decent flight time without worrying about signal loss.
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 09:28 AM
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Yes, you can use the standard Futaba charger for your NiMH pack, it is simply a trickle charger. But it will take longer than normal with the higher mah's to charge fully.


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Krysta
Product Development & Support Specialist
Futaba Service Center USA
service@futaba-rc.com


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Got 6XA super and the old 800mah futaba pack has had it. Won't stay charged for more than a couple of hours at best before reaching the scary voltages. I ordered a Ni-MH 2500mah pack from an online vendor and was wondering if anyone else had any experience or recommendations. This Tx has become my primary and I use it 3x as much as my Dx6i. Can I still use the stock Futaba charger for the Ni-MH pack even though the originals were Ni-Cd. Any experience/recommendations are welcome. Just want a decent flight time without worrying about signal loss.
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 11:57 AM
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Yes, you can use the standard Futaba charger for your NiMH pack, it is simply a trickle charger. But it will take longer than normal with the higher mah's to charge fully.


Sincerely,
Krysta
Product Development & Support Specialist
Futaba Service Center USA
service@futaba-rc.com

Another 6XA owner-lover

ditto here on the old batts..

I know I have "left the charger plugged in for days" accidentally on the old 6XA with the old batteries...and it worked fine but I know it probably shortened its life..

My understanding is that since these are high capacity batties , I would think that to just leave the charger hooked up 24-7 (for like a week) if you want full capacity from the pack

please correct me if wrong or offer a suggested charge time..

Thanks

Love the old 6XA and would love to see a 2.4 Ghz and/or 900 mhz identical to these.
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 12:17 PM
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A trickle charge @50mAH would not harm 2500mAH battery if charger is left plugged in for 7 days but 2 days are all you need for full charge.

If the battery was depleted to a half of its capacity, only one day charge should be enough.
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 12:34 PM
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I leave mine plugged in at my desk for days at a time without unplugging them.

Of course I can't recommend you do that at home, at home you would want to follow safety procedures, but no flammables at my desk here at work.


Sincerely,
Krysta
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Another 6XA owner-lover

ditto here on the old batts..

I know I have "left the charger plugged in for days" accidentally on the old 6XA with the old batteries...and it worked fine but I know it probably shortened its life..

My understanding is that since these are high capacity batties , I would think that to just leave the charger hooked up 24-7 (for like a week) if you want full capacity from the pack

please correct me if wrong or offer a suggested charge time..

Thanks

Love the old 6XA and would love to see a 2.4 Ghz and/or 900 mhz identical to these.
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Old Jul 28, 2011, 12:48 PM
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Sweet....thank you everyone for the timely responses.
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Old Aug 04, 2011, 06:46 PM
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Anyone ever try to change the transmitter battery ?
A good place to buy a replacement battery ?
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Old Aug 04, 2011, 08:09 PM
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I got mine from a retailer on ebay.....the next set I get will be from noBSbatteries.com
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