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Old May 12th, 2010, 23:26   #16
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Don't charge a battery above 1C. It's a good way to cook it.

What make is the battery?
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Old May 12th, 2010, 23:31   #17
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Don't charge a battery above 1C. It's a good way to cook it.

What make is the battery?
1x Intellect 8.4V 1400mAh (2/3A, High-Drain Type)
1x Intellect 8.4V 1600mAh (2/3A, High-Drain Type)

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Hey, another side note. Make sure you know how long the battery should last that way you have the proper expectations. I made the mistake of thinking that my battery would last a week or so Boy was I wrong. I found that with a stock battery at 39 Degrees Celcius, I got a good 8 hours of conservative gameplay.
I just got my gun and batteries, charged them all night yesterday (with a smart charger).. they worked fine for 500 rounds, then the gun jsut stopped shooting, and now no matter how long I leave them charging.. the gun makes not a click!

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I bought a "cheap" smart charger as well, and with mine it will stop charging (or look like its done) after 60 or 90 minutes.. I just have to unplug my battery and plug it back in to see if it needs to charge more.. if it goes to looking "done" right away, then it should be charged.
Mine reacts exactly the same.. but even after 3 charges, my gun won't even make a sound...

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My charger has that "trickle-charge-thing".. after leaving it on all night, shouldn't it last more than 500 rounds on my gun??

I'm starting to thing my motor is dead.... after 500 rounds....

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Old May 13th, 2010, 20:05   #18
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Doesn't sound like the battery is the issue
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Old May 14th, 2010, 00:51   #19
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Doesn't sound like the battery is the issue
Actually it isn't.. the motor is bad. I had to "fix" it.. although I'll have to get a new motor. I can't explain, but one of the rods that provide the electrical current is a nano of a millimeter off.. when you apply some very light pressure on it, the motor functions 100%.. So I've placed a tiny screw between that rod and the motor housing.. it works for now.

Its frustrating when your first AEG is defective after 500 rounds... already spent so much money and will have to get replacement parts.... *sigh*

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the other issue is the charger; I plug my battery in, after about 45 minutes the green light goes on. so I unplug it and replug it, another 40-45 minutes goes by, the light becomes green again (green means its done charging).. I unplug and replug.. same thing.. I've been doing that for about 5-7 times with the same battery... will it EVER be completely (relatively speaking) charged???

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Old May 14th, 2010, 01:14   #20
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Actually it isn't.. the motor is bad. I had to "fix" it.. although I'll have to get a new motor. I can't explain, but one of the rods that provide the electrical current is a nano of a millimeter off.. when you apply some very light pressure on it, the motor functions 100%.. So I've placed a tiny screw between that rod and the motor housing.. it works for now.

Its frustrating when your first AEG is defective after 500 rounds... already spent so much money and will have to get replacement parts.... *sigh*

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the other issue is the charger; I plug my battery in, after about 45 minutes the green light goes on. so I unplug it and replug it, another 40-45 minutes goes by, the light becomes green again (green means its done charging).. I unplug and replug.. same thing.. I've been doing that for about 5-7 times with the same battery... will it EVER be completely (relatively speaking) charged???
Ok. Just to repeat the responses guiding you to a super charger, I say the b6d ($85)from airsoftparts.ca as that is what I use but its up to you.

Now, is your weapon above 390 fps or do you know if it has a m120 spring in it? I've seen 8.4v pull them but not mini's, they may be able to but none of mine can. That woul;d explain a fast discharge. And the motor should be much simpler than that to fix. Unscrew the two screws on the bottom of the handle (don't touch the middle screw) and remove the wires from the motor. Now inspect the wire connector that is problomatic, ensure that the connector is tight enough. I suspect this to be the problem and it is easy to fix to be clear, the connector should pair nice and snug with the male tab on the motor. If it does not simple pinch it with plyers, not to much then test it. Once the fitment is 'nice and snug' it should be fine.

Don't forget to keep the butt plate and be sure to assemble the hanble with it in its proper place.
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Old May 16th, 2010, 16:14   #21
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How does one "drain" a battery before charging, without the use of a "smart charger"?

I figure I would ask here since its sort of on topic with charging
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Old May 16th, 2010, 16:36   #22
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How does one "drain" a battery before charging, without the use of a "smart charger"?

I figure I would ask here since its sort of on topic with charging
In your airsoft gun

Unless it's a ni-cad and you've charged it a few dozen times without draining, I wouldn't worry about it. And if you're not a cheapass and can spend $35 on a smart charger you don't need to worry about it at all.
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Old May 17th, 2010, 17:09   #23
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Is this considered a decent charger? I know i've heard the term blue box of death so I'm not sure about this one..
http://www.torontoairsoft.com/produc...id_product=201
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Old May 17th, 2010, 23:00   #24
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I've been using one for 4 years without issue.
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Old May 17th, 2010, 23:06   #25
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It says auto trickle and auto shut off. So it will drop to trickle charge mode at about 95% and then stop when fully charge correct? So there is NO chance of over charging if left plugged in?
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Old May 17th, 2010, 23:13   #26
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Well.. how long are you planning on leaving your batteries plugged in? A few hours won't hurt.. but I wouldn't plug them in and fuck off somewhere.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 13:03   #27
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No, exactly. I mean I plug it in to charge, and get outside doing something and forget about it for a few hours.

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Old June 24th, 2010, 11:43   #28
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thanks to everyone it help alot
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