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Default Those Red/Yellow/Green 3-LED Battery Level Indicator Voltage State Of Charge

"Wild_Bull**** "

Charge state indicators are used on professional rechargeable packs,

** But do not indicate the actual *state* of charge - only if they are
flat or not.

The charge state voltage is what causes intelligent chargers to start and
stop charging, or switch to trickle charging.

** Separate scenario.

Placing a NiCd or NiMH cell or battery on charge and observing what happens
is a way to tell its state.

NICD and NIMH types shouldn't be used when discharged to a point below
approximately 80% of full charge,

** Horse poo.

some manufacturers claim the limit should be about 0.8V per cell.

** That equates to 100% discharged.


.... Phil