Originally Posted by George Hayes
My Poly Charger only goes to 1000 Mah.Charge rate, is it sufficent to charge 1300 Mah.Batteries? George!!
Is that 1000 Mah (Milliampere Hour)? or 1000 Ma, Milliamperes?
And, are you charging Nicads, Nickel Hydrides, Lipo's, A123 cells? Charging a Lipo battery with a charger designed for, or set up for a Nickel Hydride battery is risking a fire with the Lipo.
As far as the 1000 vs 1300 Milliampere, if you are talking about milliamperes, the 1000 milliampere charge rate will just take longer.
But, repeat, you must specify exactly which type of battery chemistry you are charging.
The Lipo charge rate can not be mixed with A123 cells. And neither of these batteries can be charged with the Nickel Hydride battery charging chargers.
(Milliamperes is the charging rate of your charger. 1000 milliamperes or one ampere is about the amount of current pulled by a 100 watt light bulb in your home. Milliampere Hours is simply the charging rate, multiplied by the number of hours you leave it on that charger. So if your charging rate is 1300 milliamperes, and you leave it on your charger for 1 1/3 hours, that is 1300 times 1.33 or 1729 milliampere hours, 1.729 Ampere Hours.)