Multiplex radios' max safe charge current?
Can you guys please advise what is considered a safe charge current for Multiplex radios when charging with the battery pack in the radio? (Also from practical experience, please)
I have a 2500mAh NiMH pack and I am currently using 0.8A but would like to go higher if I could...
It all depends on the size of the fuse in the charging circuit in the transmitter.
If you charge at a higher amperage than the fuse is rated at, then it will blow.
The Multiplex 3030 had a 1 amp fuse fitted,
The Multiplex 4000 has a 2 amp fuse fitted.
An easy modification is to fit a Multiplex 6 pole socket directly to the Battery, this way you can charge at 8 amps if you wish, with a home made lead.
You have to remove the rear cover of the TX to charge.
Very handy for quick charging at competitions, I have used this system off and on for about 12 years.
Multiplex radios are unique in that they usually use 6 cell packs in their TX's
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