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Old Jan 03, 2003, 10:42 AM
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charging question

Im new to electrics. I recently purchased a GWS fast charger to charge my 7.2v 600mAh battery for my Slow Stick. The rate of charge can be adjusted from .25-6 amps. Is it okay for me to charge my batteries at 2-3 amps? Or is this too fast? I also have some 4.8v batterries I use for my glow plane, same question for them. Thanks in advance
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Old Jan 03, 2003, 02:58 PM
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Hi Khlash

If they are Nicads and R rated ( r for rapid) eg 500AR, charge at 1 Amp. Do not go over just to play safe.

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Old Jan 03, 2003, 03:14 PM
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What is the reason I shouldnt go over 1 amp?
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Old Jan 03, 2003, 03:22 PM
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What is the reason I shouldnt go over 1 amp?

The faster you charge cells the hotter they will get. You can go over 1 Amp on small packs but it's a bad habit to get in to. The cell will/can over heat, vent and then destroy it self or have its life reduced.

I charge all my 4 cell Rx packs on automatic and it seldom goes over 1 amp, unless they are realy flat.

Just stick to 1 Amp and play safe for the mean time.

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