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Rechargeable Battery Pack Know-How

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When you opt to express your art in the skill of electric flight or any electric powered Remote Controlled [RC] vehicle, battery chargers are one of the single most important items you will need to purchase. Powering your hobby will not ever get old, however, harvesting as much battery power as you can to maximize the length and quality of flight will always be a stapled necessity. It’s wise to learn all that you can about rechargeable battery packs, what’s available and what it all means. Welcome to clarity, let’s break it down and yield you more power.

There are several RC battery choices available including NiCad, NIMH, PB, and of course lithium. In the past, each one has required a different and incompatible recharging system than the others. A NiCad (NiCd, Nickel Cadmium) and NiMH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) batteries are amongst the hardest batteries to charge. Whereas with lithium ion and lead acid batteries you can control overcharge by just setting a maximum charge voltage, the nickel based batteries don't have a "float charge" voltage. So the charging is based on forcing current through the battery. The voltage to do this is not fixed in stone like it is for the other batteries. PB isa lead–acid battery and is also the oldest type of rechargeable battery (1959). Despite having a very low energy-to-weight ratio and a low energy-to-volume ratio, its ability to supply high surge currents means that the cells have a relatively large power-to-weight ratio. You are officially armed with the essential RC battery power pack basics.

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assed up with basic wisdom, surely you’re anxious to get down to the skinny of it – which battery pack would be good for you? It depends, but before you go shopping for your specific battery’s charging equivalent be sure to peruse and comprehend the capacity of utilizing a computerized RC battery charger. Subject experts conclude the following:

  1. A computerized battery charger can be used to charge and maintain all of your batteries regardless of chemistry make up, size, capacity, or voltage. From large flight batteries, to transmitter batteries, to your flight box battery. You can even charge you car battery if you so desired to.
  2. A good computerized battery charger pays for itself many times over by ensuring your batteries are safely and accurately recharged every time. This will give you the best life possible out of your batteries and in some cases; you can even bring older batteries back to life with features such as cycling, forming, and of course balancing.
  3. Perhaps the best feature about computerized RC battery chargers is they accurately calculate your battery condition by showing how much charge goes into them. This saves aircraft and ensures a fully discharged 5000 mAh (milliampere hour) rated battery. Being able to “see” how much charge goes into your batteries offers the same benefit as seeing how much gas goes into your tank.

Fueled with dimensional wisdom makes you a more informed consumer with a long battery life of fun flying ahead. The sky suddenly looks limitless in enjoying your RC controlled vehicle, so charge it up and prepare for take off.