Re: [NTLK] OMP Battery Cage, series, parallel or both?

From: Adam Goddard <>
Date: Thu Jun 22 2006 - 15:13:37 EDT

iTech make some great chargers. IQpac is nice for most people. If you
have lots of packs, go for an iQ5 or an iQ10. I'm hoping to make a
battery holder for these chargers that will fit the MP2x00 battery
packs sometime soon. :)

Measuring the capacity of a battery isn't as simple as a "Good" or
"bad" indicator. The iQ series and other reconditioning chargers will
charge, dischage, charge, and measure the voltage and current under a
second discharge load(or one only, or more, depends on the charger's
programming) and it calculates the capacity and condition of the cell
based on a few criteria over time.

   - Adam Goddard

On 21/06/2006, at 10:26 PM, Paul Curtis wrote:

> Thanks, now can you give some examples of the "great" and
> "smart-battery"
> systems, I'll Google of course, but just to make sure I'm on the right
> track...
> Also, I found a multitude of battery testers, they mostly look like
> junk...
> Red and green for I'm guessing good or bad. Not hardly the type of
> instrument needed to "measure" the batteries. Are you using an ohm
> meter?

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