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Old 07-17-2012, 01:00 PM
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Hey guys wondering if someone could help me out for a sec. Im trying to charge a NIMH battery 3800 mah, etc etc, however on the charger itself i can only get to a "man" mode....not "Auto"....anyone know what steps Im missing?


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Default RE: Thunder AC6 - Nimh charging

Pushing the right (and/or left) button when in a NI type menu should scroll thru "auto,manual,discharge,cycle" You still have to set the upper current limit though for auto.
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Hmm, strange it doesnt scroll through Auto,man....it goes from Man -> Discharge -> Cycle -> Man ....and so on. No auto...
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I'm sorry, maybe it just doesn't have it. I thought they all did. Doing some checking (it'll be in the flowcharts in the manual)
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Press the enter key until the charge/discharge voltage value is flashing. Then press the Increase button and the Decrease buttons at the same time. This will cycle the charge mode from MAN to AUTO
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Oh - how stupid of me not to figure that out...HAHAHA., Thanks a lot for the info. I will try it out.

Any recommended settings for charging my Nimh battery, is auto better? its a 7.4v 3800 mah soft case battery. (have two lipo's coming, probably  somewhere on a plane over the ocean right now)
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Press the enter key until the charge/discharge voltage value is flashing. Then press the Increase button and the Decrease buttons at the same time. This will cycle the charge mode from MAN to AUTO
works perfect on one of mine, Thanks.
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Oh - how stupid of me not to figure that out...HAHAHA., Thanks a lot for the info. I will try it out.

Any recommended settings for charging my Nimh battery, is auto better? its a 7.4v 3800 mah soft case battery. (have two lipo's coming, probably somewhere on a plane over the ocean right now)
It can probably be set to max current regardless of type for a 3800 mah pack. But what is a softcase NIMH pack? Auto is fine if you have more time.
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Softcase is wrapped in plastic wrap (kind of like shrink wrap almost) vs hardcase is like a hard plastic shell. etc.
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Hmm, never seen that in a NI type pack. You sure you don't already have lipos?
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Default RE: Thunder AC6 - Nimh charging

Positive, I have the caldera 10E which comes with the nimh 3800 mah battery. Its "inked" in the side of it. In the mail though I have 2 Turnigy Nano Techs 2S 35C 5000mah lipos coming. These should be a marked improvement over the the stock....i think....i hope...lol.
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