Battery management is a key component of operating a successful robot. The charger is vital to the battery management, and below are some suggestions:
- Use the “Fast Charge” switch position for the 3000 mAh Ni-MH batteries.
- In the fast charge position, recharging a dead battery will take about 105 minutes.
- During the 6-week build cycle, use the batteries until they are discharged before recharging. On competition day, keeping the batteries charged (without full discharge) shouldn’t hurt their performance since Ni-MH batteries are less affected by battery “memory.”