www.racing-cars.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Electric > Motors Batteries and Chargers
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - ZAPPING NiMH Batteries
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

ZAPPING NiMH Batteries

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
Zaphod_B View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 05 April 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 16
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zaphod_B Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: ZAPPING NiMH Batteries
    Posted: 10 April 2005 at 11:41pm

Hi guys ('n' gals)!

(Copy of 1st post which was unanswered)

I'm interested in zapping cells as I have heard that this can rejuvenate them as I have some 3000's that are only holding about 2400mAh charge.

How do you do this (or who can do it for you)

I have a Novak Equalising Tray and Pro-Peak Supernova 250S Charger.  I don't think I can zap cells with this equipment 

Bri

PS Have just bought a s/hand set of Panasonic 3000 NiMH's that only hold about 230mAh according to the SuperNova display (and confirmed by discharging in minutes on a Novak Smart Tray) so rejuvenating these would be a good idea.

Thoughts please!

Back to Top
luke hobson View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 21 July 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 401
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote luke hobson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 April 2005 at 8:48am

zapping cells will only really give a improvement in voltage not run time, its a lot like magnet zapping with motors, once you do it the first time it isn't very long before you do it every couple of meetings.

if you still want to do it then you need a battery zapper to do it, you can buy them up for about 120 i think.

if those panasonic cells you are on about always only put in 200-300mah then you have plenty of duff cells in there or they are false peaking, to test this after it stops charging tell it to charge again, if it doesn't put any more mah into them then you will need to chuck them away as there isn't really anything you can do with them.

Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 10.01
Copyright ©2001-2011 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.047 seconds.