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Old 02-23-2006, 02:10 PM
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Default Not getting full charge?

Hey all, after a long winter of no paintballing I've been getting the shakes. Gotta go play paintball. Anyways, I took out my gun, charged it for a good 12 hours and decided to see if I could still walk like I used to. After about 5 seconds, the low battery indicator came on. I charged the gun again for about 12 hours because the battery appeared to be low, then I walked again. About 20 seconds and the low battery indicator came on again. I'm thinking that the battery is the culprit, but wanted second opinions before I spent money on a replacement. What do you think?
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Old 02-23-2006, 04:48 PM
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Default Re: Not getting full charge?

hmm ... charge it for 20 hours ... maybe it's the battery's thats dead ... get a meter and measure if a voltage reads too about ... 11.24 or so ....

It could be a bad capacitor or noid though ....

Do they look damageed in any way ??
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Old 02-23-2006, 05:04 PM
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No, they dont have any outside visual damage. I'll try to charge it some more and see if anything changes. Where could I obtain a voltage meter?
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:07 AM
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Look at the back end of the capacitor (Silver looking piece), if it bulges out a little then its bad. Any hardware store will carry a coltage meter, have you tried putting in a regular 9 volt to see if the low batt. light comes on?
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Old 02-24-2006, 08:18 AM
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Default Re: Not getting full charge?

The capacitor isn't bulging out, so I'm pretty sure its not that. I tried to use a regular 9 volt and the low battery light came on almost instantly, but then I got a lot of shots off before it completely drained. I think thats normal for a 9 volt and I'm not sure how much it had been used, I'm positive it wasn't new. This leads me to believe that it is a battery problem. Any other opinions?
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Old 06-03-2006, 06:03 PM
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could be that the battery was over charged and you need to replace it
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Old 06-03-2006, 07:45 PM
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Dead threads coming alive = bad .... never again .. Tibs probably solved this anyway
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