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Old 11-13-2012, 10:22 AM
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Default 6v 700mah battery can be used for rc?

I have a indoor rc helicopter that gets charged from remote control. Remote control takes 6 1.5v batteries which go low after a couple of charges and i have to replace them which is a bit expensive. Can i use 6v 700mah rechargeable battery for my remote?
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:59 AM
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The 6V pack is only 5 cells, just substitute 6 rechargeable Nimh for the non rechargeable cells.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:44 AM
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thanks pete. im facing another problem. when i fly it and try to move it forward it starts spinning as well. can you please tell what could be wrong?
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:44 AM
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can i use 9.6v rechargeable battery for this? Thanks
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Default RE: 6v 700mah battery can be used for rc?

I can't help with helicopters. I only fly fixed wing planes.
A 9.6V rechargeable (8 cells) is higher voltage than the transmitter is designed for if it takes 6 AA size cells.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:18 AM
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Default RE: 6v 700mah battery can be used for rc?

so .6 volts are extra. would it harm remote or should not make any difference? i have heard that brand new alkaline cells outputs 1.6 v in start, so 6 brand new 1.5v alkaline cells also mean 9.6 volts.
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Default RE: 6v 700mah battery can be used for rc?

But an 8 cell Nimh pack is not 9.6V, that's only its nominal voltage. Fully charged an 8 cell Nimh pack is around 11.6V, not 9.6V
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