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Old 06-10-2015, 11:55 AM
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What kind of batteries do you use in your 2.4G transmitters? I ordered a new Tactic 20 memory 6ch and want to get off on the right foot. FWIW I wouldn't use Harbor Freight double A's for anything other than an electric toothbrush, junk.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:12 PM
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I have been using Eneloops in mine and that works out very well. I'd say that any LSD (low self discharge) NiMh should be good to use as now several manufacturers make a decent LSD cell.
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I've been happily using a Hobby King LiIon for a few years.
Don't need to charge it very often.
When I do charge it I remove it from the Xmtr for ease.
Good Luck,
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Eneloops work well for me too. I still use NiCds in one of my transmitters. Honestly, there is nothing wrong with NiCds. I charge them up the night before with a wall wart. Very simple. No fuss, very reliable, really no down side.
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Yes, the low self discharge NiMh's such as the Eneloops are IMHO much better than using LiPo in your transmitter as they hold a charge as well as LiPo's do yet you can charge them in place and with the simple wall wart chargers with no danger of fire or smoke and no damage if you forget and leave them on charge to long (assuming you are using the wall warts with a charge rate of 0.1C or less). Also more economical.
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Agreed with JPMagG, NiCds are still as good as they ever were. Nothing is more durable. NiMh are cheaper and lighter. I see little reason to use a Lipo unless the radio was designed for it. LiFe batteries are an option if you need a lot of capacity and want low self-discharge, but they do require a special charger like Lipos do.
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Lipos and life's charge them forget them, Ready to fly when you are.

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