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NiMH Discharge rate question

Old 02-07-2006, 02:38 PM
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Default NiMH Discharge rate question

Sorry if this is a really newbie question but I'm a bit confused.

I'm looking to buy a 5 cell pack for my R/C truck.

I've narrowed my selection down to a 6v 1200mah pack but there are two choices. One has a [link=http://www.onlybatterypacks.com/showitem.asp?ItemID=10430.7]5amp[/link] discharge rate and the other has a [link=http://www.onlybatterypacks.com/showitem.asp?ItemID=10429.7]30amp[/link] discharge rate.

I've looked around about discharge rates but I'm still confused. Can anyone tell me what the difference between the two are and why one would be better or worse than the other and what caveats (if any) there are?

Thanks in advance.
Old 02-07-2006, 04:12 PM
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Default RE: NiMH Discharge rate question

The higher discharge rate is the better pack. To get a higher discharge rate the internal resistance of the battery is less which means more power goes to the load instead of heating up the battery.
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