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Conditioning Batteries
« on: August 28, 2003, 08:57:26 PM »
Got my new PowerEx batteries today.  In the instructions is says they need to be cycled  3-5 times for best performance.  Then it says battery cycling ca ne achieved by simply using the batteries and recharging or using the charger's built in conditioner.  

Do I only have to use the conditioner once, or would I also do it 3-5 times?  Just kinda confusing wording.

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Re:Conditioning Batteries
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2003, 10:16:32 PM »
That's what I'm doing right now.  Kinda weird though.  Hot both buttons at the same time.  Both went yellow.  Before I left for the store, one had already switched to red(charging).  The other one, one hour later, is still discharging(yellow).

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Re:Conditioning Batteries
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2003, 10:39:49 PM »
The other one, one hour later, is still discharging(yellow).

if I didn't know we were talking about batteries, i'd say go to the doctor

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Re:Conditioning Batteries
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2003, 10:53:24 PM »
if I didn't know we were talking about batteries, i'd say go to the doctor

Not sure if I'm too high :smoking2: or if that was truly funny......

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Re:Conditioning Batteries
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2003, 01:08:33 AM »
Here's how I do mine:

[1] Charge full, till green lights are lit
[2]  Swap batts from one side/charger to the next - this will almost always result in red lights for the batts, even if previously charged to green (can't switch to discharge mode when fully charged / green light lit, for some reason).
[3]  After you swamp them out, hit the discharge/charge buttons to discharge them.  As Mike says, they'll flash yellow while discharging, then go to red while charging, then green when fully charged.
[4]  Repeat [1]-[3] a couple/few times upon purchase, or every couple months.
[5]  Off you go!

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Re:Conditioning Batteries
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2003, 01:37:21 AM »
what is the best way to discharge the 9.6V RC batts? or is it not necessary? they are Ni-MH btw.

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Re:Conditioning Batteries
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2003, 03:28:00 AM »
Thanks for the tips guys.

+Ts all around.

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Re:Conditioning Batteries
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2003, 08:48:06 AM »
Push Buttons?  Brina, what kind of charger are you using?  I use a Xenotronix HPX10-06C100 Smart Charger.  Looks and acts just like the Powersonic flavor.  Whenever I plug it in for a charge, it automatically discharges it first, then fully recharges.  

That description was specifically for the Maha C204F charger and may apply to the latest and greatest 4-cell AA charger offered by Maha as well.

Two of the many reasons I picked this charger:  [1] it has the discharge option, and [2] it's an option, so if I just want to top them off I can do so easily.
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