Help with battery charging.
Hey guys I need some advice about battery charging as I am not to familiar with it. Here is what I have.
On the battery it says...
10C Ultra High Power
Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery Pack
So it is an 8.4v 400mAh Ni-MH battery. That much I know. As far as "cells". If you count the number of things that look like a c size battery there are 7 of them. It says "10C Ultra High Power" but I don't think 10c means 10 cell as I can count 7.
Hitech Battery charger/discharger
The charger has dials for number of cells going from 2 to 10 and then a switch you can go from 300mA to 600mA. On the back of the charger it says...
"2 cell: 2.8Vd.c
4 cells: 5.6Vd.c
5 cells: 7.0Vd.c
6 cells: 8.4Vd.c
7 cells: 9.8Vd.c
8 cells: 11.2Vd.c
10 cells: 14Vd.c (battery pack)"
Heres my confusion. I am guessing the battery is a 7 cell as thats what I count. But it is a 7 cell 8.4v which doesn't match what the back of the charger says.
Should I put it on 6 or 7 cells or something different?
Should it be on 300mA or 600mA?
The battery charger has a discharge mode, recharge mode, trickle charge and says a bunch of other fancy words on the box.
Is it necesary to everytime it needs to be rechrged to put it in the discharge mode and then charge it? Something about battery memory? I guess its bad to just charge a battery?
Its brand new and I dont want to mess up the battery I have. Thanks