It is fun to play an Airsoft Game, especially when your batteries are good. NiMH Batteries are considered as best batteries for the Airsoft game, as they can give you 3-4 hours of usage in a single charge.
However, there are many misconceptions about charging of Airsoft Battery, there are many questions that come to the user’s mind.
Like, How Long to Charge My Airsoft Gun Battery or What’s the run time.
We have provided a detailed guide to it, let’s begin.
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How Long to Charge My Airsoft Gun Battery?
Generally, Airsoft batteries are NiMH Batteries that can provide decent performance.
When fully charged NiMH batteries can give a good performance compared to any other battery type.
However, there are a variety of types in NiMH Battey type – 8.4V, 9.6V, or 7.2V. As you cannot see the specific time required for charging on the device itself, there are slight changes in the charging time of each battery volt.
See on the battery, which battery type your using – 8.4V, 9.6V, or 7.2V, you can scroll down to find your charging time.
If your battery type isn’t listed here, you can use the below formula to calculate your charging time.
Formula to Calculate Charging Time of Airsoft Battery
Your Battery charging time depends on the battery capacity itself.
For Example – A Battery of 3,000 Mah being charged at 3 Amps will require one hour to charge.
A 3,000 Mah battery at 6 Amps will be charged in half-hour. If your wall charger is of 2 Amps it will require one and half hours to fully charge.
How Long Does it Take to Charge a – 8.4 & 9.6V Airsoft Battery?
An 8.4V and 9.6V Airsoft Battery with a battery pack of 1600Mah battery will take 2 hours to get fully charged. You can get this number once you divide the mA on the battery by the mA of your charger.
Keep in mind this time is required for completely drained batteries, you need to keep checking to ensure that the battery hasn’t been fully charged.
As it won’t turn off automatically.
7.2V Airsoft Battery
You can divide the mA of your battery and charger to know the accurate figure, although it takes 5 hours for a completely drained battery to get fully charged.
Additional FAQ – Airsoft Battery
1. How to Know When Airsoft Battery is Charged?
If you have a smart charger, then you will know when the light turns green. Else, if you have a traditional charger, you need to calculate the exact hours to get the battery fully charged. (it takes 2 – 5 hours for a completely drained battery to fully charge)
After that also, you need to check if the battery is charged or not, as the battery cannot be automatically powered off, like mobile charging.
2. Why do Airsoft Batteries Get Hot When Charging?
It is normal for Airsoft Batteries to get hotter while charging. However, if it is too much hot, that it can even catch the fire then you should switch off the plug.
There are many reasons behind it if the outer environment is hotter. Else the batteries are being charged near a hot place. If this is the problem, then you should try charging in colder conditions eg. at night.
If this is not the reason then your battery may have some defect that needs to be fixed, you need to repair it.
3. How Long Does it Take to Charge an 8.4V 1100 Mah Battery?
It will take around one and half hours to charge an 8.4V 1100 Mah battery.
That’s it for this article, we hope you find it relevant, thanks for reading!