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Old 01-08-2007, 08:43 AM
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Default Low priced NiM charger

I have used the STD mfg nicad charger to charge all mmy NiM airborn packs both 4.8 and 6 volts I use a digital load meter between flights and never experienced a batery failue ;however I would like to purcash the correct type NiM charger at a reasonable price any suggestions.
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:17 AM
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Default RE: Low priced NiM charger

The NiCd charger you are using is perfectly OK for charging NiMh packs. They tend to be labelled 'NiCd chargers' since the days before NiMh were invented.

The next level up from these is a peak detection chager but then you are paying $50++ plus. If you are using higher capacity NiMh packs - 1000mA plus, you may find your current charger a little slow.

Packs charged slowly tend to last longer BTW.
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Old 01-08-2007, 08:39 PM
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ACE DDVC for AC. Sirius Pro for field use.

Been using the combo for some time, -----very simply they work --just as advertised.

Yep, you can probably buy something cheaper ------ at your risk! Conversely you can also buy something more expensive ----- from my experience, also at your risk.

Simply ask the flier who owns one or both of those recommended-----it's that simple.
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Thanks I will keep using the sactory nicad type charger cycling on occasion with an Ace R/C Digipace and ALLWAYS moniyor batteries with a DVM-------- thanks /
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