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Old 02-12-2006, 12:57 PM
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I have an old Accu-Cycle Pro Series, and have been looking at the calibration mods on this site. If I make those adjustments is this a good cycler for NiCD, and NiMH?

Basically I am trying to do the following:

1. Deterimine if I can salvage my present AccuCycle Pro (with calibration).
2. do I need to invest in a new charge/cycler?
3. if so, do I go with the AccuCycle Elite, or shift to the Digipace3.

Can you use a digipace 3 to form charge a NiMH battery?


Decisions, decisions....I need help. thanks,
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Old 02-12-2006, 01:02 PM
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Default RE: Trying to make a decision regarding cycler?

If I was buying one here's what I'd get.
http://www.siriuselectronics.com/ind...809426668e4f97
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Old 02-12-2006, 02:30 PM
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Default RE: Trying to make a decision regarding cycler?

Cdub,
The main factor hear, is what you are using the unit for. If it is to cycle, charge and to generaly maintain Ni-Cd/Ni-Mh Radio packs, the Digipace 3 or the basic Accucycle is the choice, the accucycle elite is a "peak charger" not a timmed C/10 charger, so the $69 Accucycle is a better choice there. If you are using Ni-mh radio packs, and you check the lable on Hydramax packs in TowerTalk you'll see in bold red letters at the bottom of the lable "Do not charge with "peak' chargers"[8D]
Old 02-12-2006, 03:06 PM
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Default RE: Trying to make a decision regarding cycler?

since jlkonn obviously didn't actually read your post........

I am not familiar with what you have...

but I use the Accucycle elite and the Multiplex LN-5014

both do the job perfectly....


but there are advantages to each......

Multiplex: charge at up to 5A (I think), I have never needed that high, but the Elite only goes to 2A
Elite: 2 outputs.......

can't go wrong with yours...


as for whether the pro is still an option.... have to wait for more input
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gee...
I thought I was answering question #2...
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super test pro is a tester/discharger... not a cycler or charger
Old 02-16-2006, 08:35 PM
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Default RE: Trying to make a decision regarding cycler?

i have the exact same Accu Cycle pro and am wondering the same thing as the original post by cdub50. Will the the accu cycle pro be ok for charging nimh and nicads|? and what the best rate of charge would be for nimh?
thanks in advance
Old 02-16-2006, 08:47 PM
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Default RE: Trying to make a decision regarding cycler?

I have an old Accu-Cycle Pro Series, and have been looking at the calibration mods on this site. If I make those adjustments is this a good cycler for NiCD, and NiMH?

Basically I am trying to do the following:

1. Deterimine if I can salvage my present AccuCycle Pro (with calibration).
Great unit for NiCd and NiMh packs when calibrated and it's not hard to do. Some of the guys in my club prefer it because its easy to use.
John
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Default RE: Trying to make a decision regarding cycler?

Where do i find these calibration mods. I cant find my manual.

thanks
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Default RE: Trying to make a decision regarding cycler?

ORIGINAL: PLANEIAC

Where do i find these calibration mods. I cant find my manual.

thanks
steve
Here yah go.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_15...tm.htm#1526489
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Old 02-18-2006, 06:13 PM
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Default RE: Trying to make a decision regarding cycler?

I picked up a voltmeter at Radio Shack to day for $29. Did the calibration, and found the following:

Rx - 277Ma
Tx - 257Ma

Zero'd them in at 250. VEry happy with it now. Thanks for the tips here....

Chris

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