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Old 02-27-2006, 07:37 PM
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I charged both transmitter and receiver batteries one week ago but have not flown.I will fly tomorrow. should I recharge ?
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Old 02-27-2006, 07:58 PM
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I sometimes will skip the recharge if it has only been one week. Batteries self-discharge at different rates. After one week, you may have lost 10% of your charge. But I doubt if you have lost enough for it to matter.
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Old 02-27-2006, 07:59 PM
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Yes!
Maybe 4 hours.. but until you have some experience with the batteries capacities, don't let them sit and expect a full charge response after some time has passed.
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I would at least check the voltage in them
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If they have been sitting for a week --- I'd put a 12 hr charge on them.. If they were mine I would discharge them for a short while then charge them full rate. ENJOY !!! RED
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put em on the wall charger for 4-6 hours
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Old 02-28-2006, 12:51 PM
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Definately recharge. If using the wall wart that came with the unit, a full overnight charge will do no harm and insure you of adequate charge.
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I charged both transmitter and receiver batteries one week ago but have not flown.I will fly tomorrow. should I recharge ?
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For NimH batteries the rate of self-discharge ranges from 15% to 20% per month at room temperature (according to Panasonic and GP).
NiCd batteries have a slightly lower self-discharge rate. Unless there is something wrong with the batteries it is sufficient to top them up for a couple of hours as suggested by redfox435cat.
The simplest solution to the problem is to buy a simple timer for your wall wart charger, setting it to charge the batteries for 1 h every day. In that way your flight pack is always kept topped up with no risk of overcharging.

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