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NiCad battery not charging

I have a NiCad battery for the Mez 60 CT-1 power pack, the pack has not been used for some time. I've tried charging it but nothing happens.
I've follow the instruction for charging, but when I plug it in there is no lights (red or green) and nothing seams to be happening.

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  • andrea wystrach Nov 20, 2007

    battery wont hold charge and now i am thinking maybe it is the charger. where can i buy another casing and battery?



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The charger adapter that plugs into the battery pac from the wall has a fuse inside it open it uo and check the fuse has not blown as that's normally the reason i get no light on the pac also using a small enough file clean off all the terminals and check that the spring terminals contacting the circuit board from the plug are not corroded and contacting correctly

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    mikejkahn Sep 11, 2012

    not helpful. you mut desolder the fuse holder and then figure out what type of fuse material to solder across the terminals. ideas welcome


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I believes that the 60ct-1 and 60ct-4 uses the same battery.

They do not use NiCad.

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