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  1. Josh B

    Josh B Guest

    Hello,

    Sorry if this sounds like a simple stupid question.

    How do I charge a Sub-C Battery?

    Do I need a special battery charger, or will most normal battery
    chargers charge a Sub-C Battery?

    It's for a device that is used to start a nitro radio control car.

    Thanks.

    Josh.
     
  2. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "Josh B"
    ** Just one cell ??

    ** Most will not accept a sub-C cell.

    Only the usual dry cell sizes - ie AAA, AA, C, D ....


    ** A simple glo-plug driver ?

    Used that method for many years with various model racing boats ( 2 and 4
    stroke) employing glo-plug motors.

    You can use a 12 volt automotive lamp wired in series with a single Ni-Cd
    cell ( or several) - maybe 10 or 12 watt rated - like the tubular shaped
    ones used in overhead lights.

    Used with a 12 volt SLA or wet cell, for you starter motor, the 12 volt
    bulb will limit charging current to a safe level - the sub-C should be
    fully charged (warm to the touch) in about an hour and a half.


    BTW

    I always found Sanyo red sub- C cells to be the best.

    1200, 1400 & 1800 mAh sizes.




    ........ Phil
     
  3. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    The only stupid question is the one that's not asked. :)
    It depends. If it's an ordinary 1.2V NiCd, then I'd think that almost
    any NiCd charger that's sized for the AH rate would work. Same with
    NiMH, but they're a little more touchy about being charged. What "kind"
    of battery is it, in other words?

    And, what's a sub-C anyway?

    Thanks,
    Rich
     
  4. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "Rich Grise"

    ** You really are a know nothing puke - aren't you.




    ......... Phil
     
  5. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    assuming 1.2V NiCd or NiMH
    If they'll charge single cells (many chargers only do pairs) and and you
    can get the sub-c into the compartment and into contact with the terminals
    that's all that's needed.

    sticking a wad of al-foil or similar lump of metal under the base of the
    cell to increase its length may help.

    Bye.
    Jasen
     
  6. GotCoffee

    GotCoffee Guest

    Sub C is shorter than standard C cell. You can use a "AA" charger,
    just connect the batteries with alligator clips and a rubber band
    around the cells. Most chargers need to charge two cells at once.
    Make sure you use the same mAh rating on both bats
     
  7. After you read the whole post, you know the answer. Yes.
    A single sub-C cell sure isn't going to run a 12V electric starter, now
    is it?
    Irrelevant to the question at hand.
    Wouldn't you like to be sure of the battery chemistry and capacity,
    before telling the OP how to charge it?
    I doubt the OP cares to hear about your anal adventures. HAND
     
  8. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "Anthony Fremont **** "


    ** The vilest pile of sub human CRAP on this NG.


    ** The method will OK work with any modern sub C cell.

    Nothing this schizophrenic, autistic Fremont **** would ever know about.

    Too busy pulling his tiny cock in the bog.






    ........ Phil
     
  9. "Phool Allison" The vilest pile of sub human CRAP on this NG.
    Still can't grasp proper sentence structure, can you? There are sub-c
    cells that are up to 3500mAh. How is pumping 1A into one for an hour
    and a half going to charge it up?
     

  10. Savant?

    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  11. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "Anthony Fremont **** "


    ** The vilest pile of sub human CRAP on this NG.


    ** The method will OK work with any modern sub C cell.

    Nothing the schizophrenic, autistic Fremont moron would ever know about.

    Too busy pulling his tiny cock off in the bog.



    ........ Phil
     
  12. "Phool Allison" ** The vilest pile of sub human CRAP on this NG
    scrawled out nothing worth repeating

    The question was: "There are sub-c cells that are up to 3500mAh. How is
    pumping 1A into one for an hour and a half going to charge it up?"

    Are you going to answer the question, or are you going to persist in
    your spastic fits?
     
  13. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "Anthony Fremont "



    ** The vilest sub human, know nothing AUTISTIC on this NG.





    ........ Phil
     
  14. Now, don't be giving away your title, Phil. Its your most prized
    posession, after all.


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     


  15. Kind of like "Even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while"?
    BTW, I am familiar with the term "Savant", but I have a hard time seeing
    how it can apply to Phil. :(


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  16. s/its/it's/ - yes, in this case an apostrophe is appropriate, since "it's"
    in this context is the contraction for "it is."

    No Offense intended, Michael A. Terrell, it's just my job[1], and it's
    just a typo anyway, right? :)

    And, of course, since I'm only critiquing the absense of an appropriate
    apostrophe, which pains me, because usually it's the other way around,
    I'll have to post another response from one of my other homunculi to
    actually critique the _content_ of your post.

    Signs are, most of Rich votes in favor, at least from Rich The Stoner's
    POV. ;-)

    Cheers!
     
  17. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    "How much is a Milky Way Bar?"
    "About a hundred dollars."

    There's some TeeVee show on lately, called "NUMB3RS", (I presume it's
    supposed to be pronounced, "numbers", but all I can get my little
    reading homunculus to say is "numb-threes" or "numb-threesers"), which
    disgusts me, but there's nothing else on TeeVee in that time slot but the
    Nooz and evening soaps, so I sit through it.

    One of the first eps had some kid saying something like "I can read
    20,000 words a minute, and quote pi to 147,000 decimal places (or some
    such - maybe multiply 6-digit numbers on the fly, whatever) - does that
    make me a genius?" and all of the other characters go "OOh! Awe!" or so.

    My response, which, unfortunately, the TV can't hear, was, "No, that
    makes you a savant."

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
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