|Jun 27, 2006, 08:35 AM|
Joined Mar 2004
can't set cells for nimh or nicd from what i remember (my triton is only used as a backup for a few months now).
Just set a low charging voltage in nicd or nimh, around 0.1- 0.2 amps and when the voltage gets up to what 3S should have as a minimum, switch to 3S lipo charging.
I've done this one or two times and got good results. Always be careful though for possible fire or swelling.
|Jun 27, 2006, 03:09 PM|
My friend told me not to put a 3s in my Easy Glider Electric -- that the stock motor would fry. Perhaps you overheated/shorted the motor? Leading to a hot battery?
|Jul 05, 2006, 12:42 AM|
Joined Aug 2002
Been quite busy here & haven't been around the forums.
Thanks to all who gave very helpful advice;it worked...for awhile.The pack charged off/on over a couple of days or more as I could.While charging as a nicad @ 200mah(days)the voltage went to 10.5v.I then was able to reset the triton to lipo 3s & have the charger accept it & proceed with the charge.This went on for some time until one of my routine checks revealed BALLOON CITY!!
I need not post any pic but let me just say...any more ballooned would be exploded!
The pack remains under a pyrex dish(and rock)laying on the moist black soil of a flowerbed until I brush-up on the proper puncture/salt-soak procedure.
I now have to deal with this pack & replace it with a "lesser"pack as this one was $100
Heck,at that price I can replace it with TWO "lesser"packs!
You &/or your friend may be onto something with that motor crap-out theory.I knew the stock400 would not last long on 3s but I was thinking longer than the less than 15 flights I got...nevermind that it would take my best lipo with it!!
I never even put it on my meter or anything so I was maybe a little careless with it.
I guess now this means I get to try one of my Axi's on it!
Thanks again all.
|Jul 05, 2006, 09:33 AM|
Puncture/salt water is a NO-NO.
From Aircraft World:
Handling Cautions: .......................................
Although environmentally friendly, lithium polymer cells must be FULLY discharged before disposal. Use a resistor setup (light bulbs, for example) to accomplish this, to avoid the possibility of a short-induced fire after disposal
Immediately discharge damaged batteries at 1/2 C rate and dispose
Take care that the cells are not punctured, especially by metallic objects like hobby knives.
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