GP Cells 1100mah, Intellect 1400mah and Elite 1500mah Packs
For best performance, charge these cells at 1.5 amps or less. These cells can be charged
at 2amp, but they must be watched to make sure they do not get too hot.
Transmitter, Receiver Packs and Runtime 2600mah Packs
2600mah packs will work the best when charged at 1/2 amp. With these packs you are looking for
runtime not punch. A 2600mah pack will take about 5 hours to charge if it is completely dead. If you charge
a transmitter pack this way it should last you at least 2 days of racing with no trouble at all. A 2600mah receiver
packs should last you ALL DAY when charged this way.
1400mah and 1500mah Receiver Packs
These packs work best when charged at 1/2 amp or less. With these packs you are looking
for runtime not punch. A 1500mah packs will take about 3 hours to charged when completely dead.
Some charge should be left in NI-MH cells if you don't plan on using them for more than a week.
Some performance will decrease after long periods of inactivity. The packs should be cycled a couple of times after
a longer period of storage. Cycling packs are done by charging and then discharging. Packs
should be discharged at 2 amps.
What charger should I get?
Below are several chargers that I recommend. You can get these chargers at you local
hobby shop if not I have included a link where you can buy them on-line.
Piranha AC/DC Digital Peak Charger NiCd/NiMH
Piranha - $50 Great charger for the money. This
is a great charger for beginers.
LRP Pulsar Competition 3 DC Charger
LRP- $160 This charger is for racers, or anyone that just wants the best. We use 6
of these chargers daily. The one bad thing about this charger is that it must have a power suppy to use it indoors,
because it is a DC only charger. This charger is also used by many of the worlds to drivers.
Associated LRP 14 Amp Power Supply
LRP 14 Amp Power Supply- $110.00 This power supply can be used to run the LRP charger or
any DC charger. We run 3 of our LRP Comp 2 off of one of these. It is a great power supply for the price.