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Should i cycle new receiver battery?

Old 08-01-2013, 06:08 AM
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Default Should i cycle new receiver battery?

Just bought a new turnigy 4.8v 2000mah Nimh Rx pack. Should i cycle it several times before i use it or just fully charge it and go?

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Old 08-01-2013, 06:23 AM
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Default RE: Should i cycle new receiver battery?

I would cycle it to check capacity and to get a baseline to check against for future cycling, if it comes to the rated capacity on the first
or second cycle I would go with it.
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Default RE: Should i cycle new receiver battery?

Not only cycle it but do a forming charge. A forming charge is defined as charging for 16 hours at 0.1C. It may take three cycles of this forming charge (with discharge at about 0.33C down to 1 volt/cell between charges) to bring the battery to full capacity.
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Default RE: Should i cycle new receiver battery?

You need to do a forming charge/procedure on your new battery. Cycle the battery three times at 0.1C. Check out Hangtimes on the web, he explains this procedure clearly.

Hope that helps,


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