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10-19-2006, 07:33 AM
I just bought a Imagine i dont know what year but its green. First question is how does it charge do you just plug it in and thats all or does it have to be on? also will it stop charging itself?

Now my problem was at the field yesterday my rechargable died during a game it would fire like every 5 seconds and just click between then. So i went to the proshop and got a 9volt, plugged it in and it worked for about 5 mins and then the red light came on and it started to click. The guy at the proshop said that happened because spyders need 9.6 volts??

10-19-2006, 10:06 AM
Correct, you just plug the charger into the grip and then into the wall, no the gun doesn't need to be on, and it will take about 14 hours to fully charge the 9.6V battery.

You do need a 9.6V 190 to 200mAh, NiMh (Nickel Metal Hydride) battery (not NiCd). A regular 9V will work, but as you found out not for very long.

10-20-2006, 04:39 PM
My battery is a 170mah would a 200 help me?

oh and today I let my battery charge overnight (16 hours) and shoot my gun about 300 times and the red light came on.... i measure the voltage at the battery and it was 7.4 volts, that still seems like its got plenty of life left...

10-20-2006, 05:26 PM
The battery should last a lot longer than that...7.4 is bad, it should stay at 9.6...
Is the battery new? You might need a new one.
170mh is fine for an ESP frame. :)

10-20-2006, 06:07 PM
i just put in a new 9 volt and it still has the red light on???

no at 7.4 volts is when the gun just clicks instead of firing

10-22-2006, 05:59 PM
[SIZE="3"]i have 2 imagines and all i use is reg 9v and haven't had any problems with either the pre 04 and my 05

10-23-2006, 03:00 PM
i can't use a 9volt in my 05. but the way i charge it is i just plug it in when i go to bed if i know i am playing the next day.

10-23-2006, 07:53 PM
i called kingman today, and i guess my 14 hour charge was too much considering the manual tells you to charge that long... my capacitor has a bulg on the bottom. anyone know what one to replace it with?

10-24-2006, 05:15 AM
You can get a new capacitor at Radio Shack, then just solder it on.

10-24-2006, 09:17 AM
Is there any way to tell when the battery is full or that the charger is actually charging for that matter?

10-24-2006, 11:30 AM
hand-held volt meter from radio shack....but the best way to charge the battery is to plug it in for 12-14 hours of uninterrupted charge. Unless the battery has acquired a "memory"...it will be fully charged by that time. I suggest getting a 200mAh, 9.6V NiMH battery as a spare and keep IT charged as a backup...