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Old 03-17-2008, 04:37 AM
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Default Battery Discharger

I have a NiCad charger, it came with radio, but it doesn't have a discharge feature in it.[]

Got any suggestions on making a discharger, I'd rather not have to buy a charger/discharger.?

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Old 03-17-2008, 05:42 AM
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Default RE: Battery Discharger

Never actually felt the need for a discharger, but you could always connect a car headlamp bulb across the battery and wait for it to dim.
Old 03-18-2008, 05:03 PM
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I made this one with 4 - 12 volt car bulbs, 12 gauge solid copper building wire, and a Tamiya connector. I soldered the wire to the bulbs and connector as shown in the photo. I should add that I discharge the batteries only until the bulbs are fairly dim to prevent the cells from reversing polarity.
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:49 AM
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Default RE: Battery Discharger

Thanks, The solution was so easy I didn't see it

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