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Old 03-19-2002, 02:39 AM
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I recently purchased a used accucycle plus here on RCU and apparently the rx side isnt working the way it should. I have cycled different batteries and with every single battery, the readings were far from constant. Rather, for instance, the same battery would cycle at 300mah, then agai at 580mah, and then at 350mha, followed by other weird numbers with no apparent pattern. Same thing happened to 3 different rx packs (4 cell). Sometimes a pack will take 55 minutes to get fully charged and the same pack will take 120 minutes, and then some other weird number. And yes, i am discharging them (cycling) and thats where these numbers come from.
I also noticed, on the rx side, the voltage when charging varies quite a bit. It varies from 7.2 volts down to 5.5 in a split of second and back up. That doesnt happen on the tx side though.
Any thoughts?

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Sounds to me like it needs sent in for servicing.
The variation in charge voltage may be the unit checking for a decline in actual pack voltage - the peak. How often does it do this?
Maybe you can return it and get your $ back. Check with the previous owner.
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the variation in charge voltage happens every every 5 secs or so.
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I'd say it is checking for peak. Then again, I'm no electronics expert. Check with Red or Jim in the batteries forum.
Given the fact that you're getting wide variations of capacity readings I wouldn't trust it.

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