The Gibbs Guide to Nickel Metal Hydride
& Nickel Cadmium Batteries for RC Modelers
Guide to Nickel Metal
Hydride and Nickel Cadmium Batteries
Hydride batteries are widely used in transmitters and
as receiver batteries, and the safety of the model depends
on the batteries used to power them. Are you certain about
the condition of your batteries and their capacity and
charge holding ability? If your batteries are sub-standard,
the safety of your model could be in doubt.
This extensively revised and expanded e-book is packed
with top quality information about both battery types.
The guide leads you step-by-step through all aspects of
the use of these batteries.
This guide will show you how to check that your batteries
are in good order, and if not, how to identify a battery
that needs replacing. Investing in this guide could easily
save you much more than its modest purchase price.
Chapter contents and descriptions:
1: Battery Basics
2: Joining Cells in Series and Parallel
3: Battery Characteristics
4: Introduction to Nickel-Based Batteries
5: Safety Precautions
6: Charging Batteries
7: Discharging Batteries
8: Inside Cells
9: Memory Effect & Voltage Depression
10: Transmitter and Receiver Batteries
11: Battery Checking and Testing
12: Black wire Corrosion
13: Safety-Critical Battery Replacement
14: Battery Maintainance
15: SlowCharge Calculators
16: FastCharge Calculators
Appendix 1: Top Tips
Appendix 2: Battery Test Report Form
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Terms and conditions of sale
This operating guide has been produced to supplement the factory-supplied
instructions for Lipo batteries. All possible care has been taken
with the guide; nevertheless, customers use it and the information
within at their own risk and absolve the author of any liability
whatsoever in respect of personal injury, damage to property or
any other kind of accident in connection with this guide. By ordering
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