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Help! my NiMH batteries have lost their spunk

Old 07-25-2002, 10:20 PM
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Default Help! my NiMH batteries have lost their spunk

I have 2 NiMH batteries for my FireBird XL (900mah) and and eight and seven cell NiMH for my PicoStick. I haven't flown either in months. Now none of the batteries hold a charge for more than a few seconds. I'm using a Dymond Peak Multi Charger (and have ever since I got the Pico Stick)

Please help!

Thanks
Old 07-25-2002, 10:38 PM
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Default Help! my NiMH batteries have lost their spunk

What are your voltages?
You could have a bad cell or an open circuit.
Visit http://www.rcbatteryclinic.com/
Ask for RED!
He is THE expert!
Old 07-26-2002, 12:45 AM
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Default Help! my NiMH batteries have lost their spunk

Might try a slow C/10 charge on the cells - they lost all their charge sitting, and may need to be "reformed" with a slow charge.
Old 07-26-2002, 03:25 AM
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My guess is the same as your last reply. They are NiMH and have gone to dead. Slow charge them and see if they will reform.
Old 08-09-2002, 05:09 PM
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Default Good to Go!

Thanks for the help. My Firebird batteries are good as ever after I got a charger that could slow charge them. The Pico Stick batteries are also good to go but I found part of the problem was the motor is on its last legs.

Thanks again

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