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Electronics => Electronics => Topic started by: Mike136 on December 29, 2010, 04:28:24 PM

Title: battery and charger
Post by: Mike136 on December 29, 2010, 04:28:24 PM
Hey guys, I'm new here to Society of Robots. I recently decided to pick up robotics more seriously as a hobby. I'm a Mechanical Engineering student at a tech university.

My question is: Can I use this charger (http://www.all-battery.com/Tenergy2-5SNiMH-charger01024.aspx)

to charge this: 2000 mAh 6V NimH Battery pack (http://www.all-battery.com/6v2000mahnimhsidebysiderxreceiverbatterypackswhitecconnector11106.aspx)

I'm trying to buy the battery pack for the $50 robot, but they require you to spend at least $10. :/ So I figured a battery charger was needed anyways, but I'm not sure if this one will work or if I'll need to do anything to make it work.
Title: Re: battery and charger
Post by: Fr0stAngel on December 30, 2010, 02:00:36 AM
please take into account following things before purchasing any chargers:
-its output voltage
-output current (max)

however sometimes the max output current is not known....just know that to charge a battery, you need to apply an inverse voltage of value greater than the battery output, i.e 7 or 7.5 volts or 6 V battery. The time of charge may vary from charger to charger with same voltage , but different output current values.
in this case, i don't see why the charger wouldn't work...but try not to overcharge your battery pack, you may wanna check the battery's output  through a multimeter after a couple of hours to see if its fully charged ..!
Title: Re: battery and charger
Post by: TrickyNekro on December 30, 2010, 02:12:04 AM
From what I get this one should be a self adjusting voltage one....

Also 300mA charge although it's a little bit higher than typical 1/10C charging current... it should be ok...

The charger says that it's for 2 to 5 shells.... a 6V battery is a 6 / 1.2 = 5 shell battery... so that should be ok too...

Charging current ok... Charging voltage ok... You are good to go ;-)...

Tenergy is a well known company... specs should be fine ;-)