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Old 06-18-2015, 11:28 AM
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Im in the process of using for the first time an e ignition. Is it better to use a LIPO battery or NIMH which I customarily use overall. Whats the best size to use insofar as volts is concerned on either battery. Does the ignition use more volts than the standard servo. Im just checking before the install. any help would be greatly appreciated,

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Old 06-18-2015, 01:15 PM
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Tazz I use Li ion batteries with a voltage regulator to 5 volts. Oh and 2600mAh. You can use Nickle metal no problem. Just watch the voltage some ignitions are rated at 4.8 while some are rated at 6 volts.
Old 06-18-2015, 02:23 PM
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Thanks for the comeback,,,,I use 6v batteries,,,also can I charge a battery with a walwat that's marked NICAD,,when all my batts are NIMH?
Old 06-18-2015, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by tazzzz View Post
Thanks for the comeback,,,,I use 6v batteries,,,also can I charge a battery with a walwat that's marked NICAD,,when all my batts are NIMH?
Yes , you can use a wall wart to charge NIMH or NICAD batteries. DoNot! Do not! use a wall wart for LION batteries, They require a LIPO charge at 1c for a 2600 MA. battery. Use the correct charger for the battery you are charging and at the 1c charge rate for best results. Most modern ignition systems, use 6 Volts. If over 6.5 volts, use a regulator.

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Old 06-18-2015, 06:57 PM
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I still use NIMH but the voltage depends on the ignition. I have a couple of old systems that call for 4.8 but the newer ones use 6V. Most of the guys at my field have now gone to LIFE.
Old 06-20-2015, 05:52 AM
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this may be a different topic , but does the mah rating mean more than the voltage .?
example being a 4.8 600 mah has less power than a 1200mah battery
Old 06-20-2015, 06:48 AM
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Think of the number of mah as fuel. If a gas tank holds 6 gallons and another hold 1200 gallons, it won't change how the motor runs. the mah's is just a measure of how much energy is stored in the fully charged cells.
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No voltage is the thing that's most important too much voltage and you're going to see the magic smoke that makes things work. Too little voltage and things either don't work or work just a little.
mAh rating is a capacity rating of the battery. 600 mAh (milli amp hour) battery can in a perfect world deliver 600 mA (milli amp) for 1 hour or 1mA for 600 hours. In other words like a gas tank 10 gal you go 200 miles but 20 gal you can go 400 miles

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