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    New battery not charging right with ez peak plus.

    I bought a new 8.4 volt 5000mah nimh battery. I set it to charge at "Nimh charge aut cur limit 5 amps" within 6 minutes charger says battery is fully charged but battery is not charged. It runs the truck for 10 seconds and dies.
    Is this a bad battery or charging problem? I would guess and say battery is bad but why is charger reporting it fully charged?

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    is the light on your esc red or green? is it in lvc mode?

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    Its definitely not a speed controller problem. it only takes a few minutes to charge or discharge on charger. I think I got a bad battery. A good battery should take close to a hour to charge for the first time?

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    Which EZ-Peak plus charger do you have? Can you run a discharge-charge cycle and check the capacity?
    What is the battery voltage when your vehicle stops working?

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    It is the easy peak plus 6 amp 2933. I ran it through 5 charge discharge cycles at the end charger was reading 1000 mah that it took for charge.
    Sounds like a bad battery?

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    RC Qualifier Panamon Creel's Avatar
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    Yep that sounds like a bad battery

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    I exchanged it for another battery and this one only takes 900 mah. Could i be doing something wrong? I set charger to "Nimh charge aut cur limit 5.0 amp" I discharged it at "Nimh discharge 2.0 amps 6.3 volts". It is a 5000 mah 8.4 volt battery.
    Brand new battery and I did one charge/discharge cycle.

    I did ran through 5 cycles on other battery

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    i'd try in "Nimh charge man 4.0A".
    Google search trumps Wiki. Refer to user guide.

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    My 3000 mah battery charges good. The one that came with the truck. I got 20 minutes out of it at a local indoor track.

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    This second 5000 mah ended up taking a good charge on the second cycle.

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