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Re: [Shop-talk] Recharging a Ni-Cad Battery

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Recharging a Ni-Cad Battery
From: Doug Braun <>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2009 21:36:03 -0700 (PDT)
A few years ago I bought a universal battery charger/cycler, and it has turned
out to be very handy.  It is meant for R/C airplanes and cars, and will
properly change pretty much any size Nicad, NiMh, or Lithium battery pack,
with all sorts of adjustable parameters.  It also measures and tells you the
actual battery capacity.  These gadgets cost about a hundred bucks.  You gcan
get one from any big hobby store or a place like

--- On Sat, 7/11/09, <> wrote:

> From: <>
> Subject: [Shop-talk] Recharging a
Ni-Cad Battery
> To: shop-talk@Autox.Team.Net
> Date: Saturday, July 11, 2009,
9:51 PM
> Ok, I got a free dive light in a
> weird set of circumstances.
The dive light doesn't have the charger with it
> however.  It uses 
rechargeable nicad battery pack  (9.6v 4.4Ah)
> Here are my questions...
> Can I hook a normal dc power supply to this (a 9.6v one?)
> If I can, do
I use one rated for which amperage?
> Also, if I can't find one for 9.6v,
will 9v work as well?
> Problem is that the charger is pretty expensive,
and I have
> no idea if the 
> battery pack is good.  If it isn't, the price
of the
> charger and new 
> battery pack is almost as much as a new light
(which I
> would prefer.)
> But if I can use a normal power pack, I could
recharge the
> battery to at 
> least see if it is any good.
> Moose
> Everything I know about knots, I learned from Alexander the
> Great.
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