the Traxxas EZ-Peak 5 Amp NiMH Charger:
using any electrical device, you must first read the instructions
time to put the Traxxas EZ-Peak 5 Amp NiMH charger
to the test.
Traxxas EZ-Peak 5 Amp NiMH Charger can have your
Traxxas Slash packs charged up in no time
charged the Traxxas 7-cell 8.4v 3000MAH NiMH Power Cell
at 5 Amps in 42 minutes. Traxxas recommends charging this
pack at 3 Amps or less, but I needed to find the quickest
charge time for that pack on this charger. The pack got
warm and at the very end of the charge cycle, got hot. Three
Amps is a much safer charge rate and still charges the pack
in about an hour.
charging NiMH packs at too high a current can generate heat
in the battery pack. It's normal for the pack to get warm
during charging, but if the pack gets hot, unplug it and
let it cool. After the pack has cooled, you can continue
charging at a lower Amp setting.
temperatures ruin the packs cells and greatly reduce the
life span of a battery. It's convenient the Traxxas EZ-Peak
5 Amp NiMH Charger has multiple amperage settings, allowing
you to find the perfect balance of fast charges and safe
your NiMH charge times are going to be limited by your batteries
ability to safely accept a charge, not the charger.
Sub sized NiMH Packs
Traxxas EZ-Peak 5 Amp NiMH Charger juices up smaller
NiMH packs too. Although this charger was designed for RC
use, it works great for charging AEG airsoft gun battery
in the middle picture, I'm charging my phone at the pit
table while I'm charging pack for my 1/16 Traxxas Kyle Busch
small 6-cell Traxxas Series 1 Power Cell took 35 minutes
to charge at 2 Amps. Traxxas recommends carging this pack
at .3 Amps for a longer pack life.
Traxxas EZ-Peak 5 Amp NiMH Charger is an easy solution
to charging RX packs for nitro and gas vehicles as well.
I did notice a false charge indicator while charging the
RX pack at 3 Amps.
lowered the Amp setting to 2 Amps and it accurately charged
the pack. I didn't pay much attention to the charge times
of the RX packs, however they are inline with my other quick
chargers. Very seldom do I ever run a RX pack down completely,
in fact, it would be dangerous to let it fully drain while
in the vehicle. As we all know, without a charged RX pack
in a nitro or gas vehicle, the vehicle will run away uncontrollably.
I make sure I charge my RX packs as soon as steering response
gets sluggish. With that in mind, charge times for RX packs
will never be consistent as the current level in the pack
when beginning the charge is never the same.
the charge times are similar to other quick chargers, I
can avoid the dredded hunt for the RX charge lead. The Traxxas
EZ-Peak 5 Amp charger has the RX lead built into
the charger itself, ridding me the oportunity to lose it.
thing I like most about the Traxxas EZ-Peak 5 Amp
NiMH Charger is its ability to charge USB devices.
my phone battery gets low while at the track, no problem.
If my GoPro or GoPro remote gets run down while filming,
no problem. I can take a quick break, grab a drink, and
chat with friends. Before you know it, I'm ready to resume
USB port is also great for charging Traxxas' new heli and
quadcopters. You can take the charger with you to the park,
or wherever you will fly. Connect the charger to your car
battery for many hours of flying fun.