Termination method: time (14 - 16 hours)

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Termination method: time (14 - 16 hours)

Postby cj0 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:01 pm

For NiMH (and NiCd) batteries that have been stored for more then 6 months the advice is to cycle them 1 to 3 times, at a charge rate of 0.1C and a time based termination limit of 14 till 16 hours, and at a discharge rate of 0.5C.

Otherwise the -dv might not terminate correctly.

For this to be used in the UltraSmartCharger, a new (third) termination method is necessary: time (in hours).

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Re: Termination method: time (14 - 16 hours)

Postby Mark » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:45 pm

If you want to, you can configure a capacity limit which can be set to the correct figure to give you a fixed charging time based on a fixed charging rate.

Keep in mind that the capacity limit is a fail safe limit which means that if the limit is reached, the charger will terminate the entire process.

You don't need to worry about missed -dV terminations with this charger even on old cells because it doesn't use that method to terminate the charge (by default)

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