Thread Tools
Old Aug 25, 2003, 10:01 PM
ReikiMaster is offline
Find More Posts by ReikiMaster
Unicorn Pilot
ReikiMaster's Avatar

Got my new stuff... checking in...


OK... please pardon the downright newbie questions, but I want to make sure I'm not screwing anything up.

Got my new Dymond Super Turbo. It's hooked up to a nice regulated power supply.

I have 2 different packs. I have a couple packs that are 1400mah and 1 that is 1650mah. (all packs are NiMh, 8cell, AAcells)

for the 1400mah pack I set up a battery memory that will charge at 200ma and safety shutoff at 1500mah peak detect. I also have a battery memory set for auto detect and will maybe change that to 1.4amps after the battery has been cycled a few timees

for the 1650mah pack I have a memory slot that'll charge at 200ma and safety shutoff at 1750mah peak detect. Also an auto detect memory that I'll change later to a more agressive charge rate.

My questions are:
On these new packs, what discharge rate would I choose in order to cycle them? (do you choose a slower discharge rate while new and up the rate after they're broken in?)

For the 1650mah pack... I can't set charger to "1.65A"... so would I set it to 1.7 or 1.6?

If anyone has this charger and would care to run through a sample setup for normal charging and maybe a charge-discharge of one of my packs I'm sure I could figure out the setup on the other from the example.

Thanks!
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Aug 26, 2003, 08:50 AM
evan is offline
Find More Posts by evan
Registered User
I dont have a Dymond but your programming is okay (if you are doing the C/10 initial charge). If I were you, i'll discharge the batteries using the plane or whatever equipment you plan to use it in and then recharge anywhere between .5-1C (depending on your time constraints and even higher if you think your cells will take it). You'll find that the performance improvement after a few cycles.


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whoops! Got my new RX in!!! Jimbolaya30 Coaxial Helicopters 0 Jul 02, 2007 04:37 PM
I just got my new br, and it is in good shape, flying! bambino Vendor Talk 4 Dec 17, 2005 09:44 PM
Vote my new aerobatic plane in... kepople Electric Plane Talk 11 Jul 30, 2001 04:24 AM
got my new rocket wing Jim Brown Foamies (Kits) 2 Jul 28, 2001 12:54 AM