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Old 05-29-2004, 08:24 AM
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Anyone have the CE Pitbull charger? I need some advice on setting up the initial settings for a venom 5 cell hump pack, 1100 mah.
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Old 05-29-2004, 09:06 AM
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nice double post..[>:]
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Old 05-29-2004, 09:18 AM
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yeah my bad I must have hit the button twice.

I really need help with this charger, I don't want to fry my battery its brandy new

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Old 05-29-2004, 09:22 AM
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lol..i dont own a charger so i wouldnt know [8D]
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You don't own a charger to charge your rx and tx for your TQ eh? how do you charge the batteries?

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Old 05-29-2004, 10:59 AM
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i dont i use AA batteries..lol im currently broke but will get there
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Oh completely understandable, I just spent a fortune playing catch up after a year



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Set the charger:

20 mv
.5 amps

That is what Trinity recommends for their hump pack. I have charged at 1 amp if I am in a hurry but not often. You don't want the batteries to get too hot.
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ok heres abit of history: with my heli's I had a field charger that I plugged in and it told me when it was done by a little green (good to go light)

was very simple and straight forward, this new charger is something else. It has features on it for care of the battery that I never new about.

For instance:

I'm running a venom 1100 MAH
charger hajijdr5g4ey u5y4ic, xs stuff like single rate charging and triple rate charging that I don't know what the difference is.
as well as repeak? [:-]
current actually only goes down to .15 amps

It also has a peak detect with a setting from .12 to .192 which I also don't know about.
what else? I think thats it

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Old 05-30-2004, 01:45 PM
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I just went to the CE site to see if i could figure out the difference between the X3 and the older blue case pitbull I have. It looks like the major difference is the triple rate charging feature and more charge profile storage. I'm sure the triple rate feature will work better than the older single rate charger like mine, but i don't know if it would matter for rec or transmitter packs as the old pitbull I have already does a better job at charging these than any other charger I've ever tried, and I've tried plenty of chargers. I would say start simple and just set up to run a single rate charge with an input amperage of .5 and a peak (drop back) setting of .02. Unless you have a messed up pack, turn off the long lockout feature and also turn off the trickle feature if you are charging a nickle metal cell pack. Take it slow and easy and keep a weather eye on your cell temp while charging until you get a better handle on how your new charger works. I feel your pain with this, when I got mine it had even less instructions than did the X3. I've never figured out why CE writes instructions for their products from the assumption that those that buy them are experienced battery techs. Be patient and you will be rewarded with longer lasting battery packs.

Off topic, but mentionable at any rate. I noticed CE now sells a 23 amp switching power supply. It looks too much like the Samlex 23 amp supply to be coincidence, of course if it is a re-badged Samlex it will be a winner for sure. Oddly enough, it costs within a few dollars of what you can buy a Samlex for. Most items re-badged for RC use usually get a huge bump up in price when they are targeted at us rc folk. It's refreshing to see a company not only offering a great product, but a great value as well.
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