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Old May 12th, 2010, 20:06   #13
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Originally Posted by GODSPEED|seven View Post
Do NiMH batteries need to be discharged? I had read something about them not having the memorey loss problem..

I myself ust purchased a new gun.. i bought an Intellect 8.4V 1400mAh & the same with 1600mAh (my gun can only take 8.4V AK stick type)... I also got a smart charger, not the most expensive, but not the cheapest. It has the auto-stop-charging function with trickle charging ... I shot about 500 rounds in full-auto (bursts).. and then the motor was getting slow... there is no reaction once I hit the trigger... anyone have a clue what the problem may be? I switched from auto to semi with no results as well...

They both finished charging after about 1 hour, I left one on the charger and used the other.. is it normal for brand new guns to maybe heat up too fast? or jam?
Truth be told, you don't really need to discharge modern Ni-Cad batteries, either. It doesn't hurt to do it every now and then but overall if you have a good charger they'll be fine.

As for the gun, what gun? And what was the charge rate on the charger?

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