Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-22-07, 06:16 AM   #1
TrackGuy
It's all about the Ort.
Thread Starter
 
TrackGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Western Queens
Bikes: Centurion Trac; Carnielli; Ross Mt Hood; TREK 5200.
Posts: 269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Long Term NiMH Storage

This past winter, I decided to upgrade my ride to a NiteHawk K2 headlamp with a 6 volt NiMH battery pack. Now that the season has changed and we're officially in DST, I no longer need lighting on my commute and likely won't be using the headlamps again until the Fall. The owners manual wasn't very enlightening on what to do with the batteries for summer storage.

Do I:
1) put them in my parts box and ignore until October?
2) put them in my parts box and fully charge once/month?
3) plug them into the charger and leave them on trickle charge all summer?

This wasn't an issue with the AA style headlamps as I could swap the batteries into my walkman.
TrackGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-07, 06:24 AM   #2
Ziemas
Senior Member
 
Ziemas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Riga, Latvia
Bikes:
Posts: 10,082
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I charge mine once every 3 to 6 months if they are not being used.
Ziemas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-07, 07:41 AM   #3
Gojohnnygo.
Burn-em Upus Icephaltus
 
Gojohnnygo.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 2,354
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Fully charge them before storage and give them a charge every couple of months that what I did with my 6volt NiMH from Cygolite.
__________________
Sick BubbleGum
Gojohnnygo. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-07, 05:55 PM   #4
TrackGuy
It's all about the Ort.
Thread Starter
 
TrackGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Western Queens
Bikes: Centurion Trac; Carnielli; Ross Mt Hood; TREK 5200.
Posts: 269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
re: Lupine > Technique > Ni-MH
So if I'm interpreting this correctly, I should put them through a discharge>recharge cycle once a month or so?
TrackGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:48 PM.