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Old 03-02-2006, 10:04 PM
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Default Winter Battery Revival

I have a new triton charger that I was wondering what the best method is to condition/check my batteries after a winters rest. How should I set up the triton to check these batteries, or do I need more to accomplish this correctly. Just in case it matters they are both 600 mah 4 cell NICAD batteries.
Old 03-03-2006, 06:23 AM
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Steve,
Cycle the packs a couple of times to check the capacity. NiCd packs store pretty well and self discharge much less than NiMh packs. Somewhere in the Triton manual it will tell you how to do this. A slow charge on a wall charger won't do any harm as the first charge.
Old 03-03-2006, 06:29 AM
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Edit-> Opps just cycle the batteries at C/10 for 14 to 16 hours.

I like my Triton I use it for charging everything I can get my hands on but it makes a lousy constant current charger. You can try using the nicad setting and set the max safety timer to 990 minutes, the peak delay at start to 60 minutes, peak sensitivity to 20 mv.

Sirius has a great constant current charger. $50.00
http://www.siriuselectronics.com/ind...99f3f251b82fcd

or http://www.hangtimes.com/chargers.html
CH-806 Six Port MultiCharger $30.00
Outputs are 50ma, 60ma x 2, 140ma, 180ma and 500ma

CH96 High Output System Slow Charger 120/180ma $18.00

John
Old 03-03-2006, 10:26 AM
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The wall wart that came with your system works very well to recondition NiCd's or NiMh's that have been resting for a month or two. Just charge for 16 hours to recondition the battery and then do a cycle or two to make sure they are perfoming adequately. Treat batteries that have been dormant a month or so just as you would a new battery; i.e. do a conditioning cycle or two.
Old 03-03-2006, 11:06 AM
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How did I miss 600 mA packs. DUH!

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