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jjmag26
07-23-2004, 07:42 PM
I just bought a car that has a roto start so I bought the 7.2 volt 6 cell battery that was reccomended. I am wondering if this charger will work. The battery is only for the rotostart. Or do I need to buy a special charger just for it. Thanks alot I'm a little confused. here's a link to the actual battery http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXERB4&P=7

SteveK
07-23-2004, 09:03 PM
That charger is designed for 9.6V, so it may overcharge the 7.2V pack you have now (Almost definitely). You should buy a charger for that pack, but you can go a couple of ways with this:
- Buy a cheap timer charger, and just use it for the Rotostart battery. Those cost under $20.
- Buy an inexpensive peak charger, one that you can also use to charge your receiver and transmitter batteries as well. Look for a peak charger that can do as low as 0.5 amps, and 4 to 8 cells. That will run a little more, but you can find one for less than $50.

jjmag26
07-23-2004, 09:14 PM
Ok thanks alot

jjmag26
07-23-2004, 09:57 PM
How's this charger will it charge all types of batteries. Is this a 14 hour charger or is it faster. sorry about the stupid questions but i know nothing about batteries. Thanks for the help
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXCLD5&P=ML

rcguy2477
07-23-2004, 10:01 PM
That charger will take about a half hour to charge the pack.

jjmag26
07-23-2004, 10:06 PM
Thanks very much

JoeMAXX
07-23-2004, 11:24 PM
The Peak charger below will charge a wide variety of batteries. Depending on your needs. You can charge everything from a glow starter to your Transmitter pack batteries.

Give us a little more idea on what other types of packs you would want to charge and we can tell you the settings so that you do not burn them up when you charge them.

Here is just a quick one you got tired of replacing your Alkaline 4 pack reciever batteries and bought a NiMH 1200NiMh receiver pack. This pack would be charged at the 1.0 amp setting on this Peak Charger you just bought.

For your Glow starter the 0.5 amp setting would be a good charge rate.

For your 2000 6 Cell NiCad Roto Start battery go for 4.5 amp setting

Hope this helps a bit ;)

jjmag26
07-24-2004, 12:12 AM
I have 2 1100 mah nicad packs for the recievers in my two trucks and now the 1500 mah nicad rotostart battery. So what your saying is that I can use that pirhanna peak charger for all? Thanks for your help

JoeMAXX
07-24-2004, 12:25 AM
I have 2 1100 mah nicad packs for the recievers in my two trucks and now the 1500 mah nicad rotostart battery. So what your saying is that I can use that pirhanna peak charger for all? Thanks for your help

Yes, you may have to make adapters if you cannot find them. I had to make a Tamiya to Receiver pack adapter to charge mine. Was simple to make went to Radio Shack and bought Tamiya adapters then bought an battery extension from the LHS then put them together.

For my Glow Starter bought a charge adapter from Tower hobbies.

Charge rate is the most important part because you do not want to use to high of rate when charging the receiver packs. The smaller batteries heat up quicker then larger ones.

jjmag26
07-24-2004, 12:34 AM
Thanks