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Author Topic: Charging an IC-T8A battery  (Read 878 times)
K2PHD
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« on: March 05, 2010, 10:43:25 AM »

Does anyone know if the battery in the T8A needs to be brought down to zero before using the supplied charger can be used -- requiring a 12 - 14 hour recharge. When I plug the charger into a partially charged T8A for 10 hours and then look at the voltage nothing has chaged and battery seems not to have recharged an bit at all.

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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 04:15:58 AM »

That depends on the battery. Not all battery types show a huge difference between full and partial charge voltage, especially so when measured with a DVM with an 11 meg ohm input impedance. And, I doubt any new battery, NiCad, NmH, or Li Ion needs to be "taken to zero". In fact, in some cases, that's a good way to ruin the battery.
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KH6AQ
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2010, 08:23:29 AM »

Please dont' become a slave to your batteries. Or your tubes.
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W4KVW
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2010, 01:39:57 PM »

The drop-in charger works MUCH better at getting a full charge for my usage.I use a Batteries America HIGH CAPACITY battery that is MUCH better than the original battery & the battery clip is NOT an issue on the Batteries America battery either.

Clayton
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