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Thread: How Long should I charge the 7.2v 1800mAh Ni-MH Battery

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    How Long should I charge the 7.2v 1800mAh Ni-MH Battery

    I'm new to the RC Car Hobby and I just bought the 1/10 2.4Ghz Exceed RC Electric SunFire RTR Off Road Buggy. The documentation that I recieved gives absolutely no information of how long I should charge the battery. I'm using the standard charger that came with car. After two hours the green light comes on the charger. I've read of some people charging it for 8 to 10 hours though. So is it two hours or eight to ten hours of charging it.

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    Legendary Member Ghostrydyr's Avatar
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    if the lights green go, it might have been almost full from the factory, the next charge may take the 8-10 hrs,,

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    Toss that POS stock charger. And get yourself a good charger. The Thunder AC6 has rave reviews, and is reasonably priced. Gonna want a few spare batteries too.
    http://www.xheli.com/thunder-ac6-charger-power.html

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    I've got kind of the same question, but it's the One that came with my drift king
    My light has turned yellow/orange and I also have a 3000mah battery I ordered with it
    I will be getting an ac6 charger but for now I need to know

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    Ok so the 1800 mah battery that came in my madspeed had a green light in just a couple hours, but when I ran the car it started to act like a dead battery within just a few minutes. Now the 3000mah battery has been on charger around 8 hours and is now green, is it ready? Could that have been a fluke miss charge or is that 1800 a bad battery?

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    So with a fully charged 3000mah nimh it works perfect, the factory battery just wont last very long.

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