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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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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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Re: NiCad battery not charging

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

They do not use NiCad.

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