Old 12-28-2003, 05:55 AM
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Default RE: Nicad Cycler... how much current is too much?

Charging rates for nicad and nimh cells is dependent on the type of cell. ie..whether it's a fast charge cell or not.
For example the standard low cost Sanyo 600 mHA cells used for Tx and Rx packs would , imo, have a much reduced lifespan if charged at nearly 2 amps.
I use the more expensive Sanyo red 500AR fast charge cells in speed 400 electric flight models and the recommended maximum charge is 1.5 amps which is about 3C as mentioned by the previous poster which is fine.
A well maintained/cycled cell should be good for around 500+ recharges if not overcharged!

If in doubt it's always best to check with a battery main supplier!