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Old 09-17-2016, 01:48 PM
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My new Hitec radio uses 4 AA batteries that has 4.8 volts. My old Hitec uses a battery pack that has 9.6 volts. Why the change? Do the new 2.4 radio's just not use as much voltage? Can I use a battery pack that is rated at 4.8 volts 750 mah in my new radio?
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Originally Posted by mashp39
My new Hitec radio uses 4 AA batteries that has 4.8 volts. My old Hitec uses a battery pack that has 9.6 volts. Why the change? Do the new 2.4 radio's just not use as much voltage? Can I use a battery pack that is rated at 4.8 volts 750 mah in my new radio?
Why the change? Because you can put out the maximum allowable power using just 4 cell Nixx type batteries which are less expensive than the 6 or 8 cell packs. Yes you can use the 750 mah batteries. Most of the newer radio transmitters are not very power hungry. As long as the voltage of the supply is adequate and can provide the necessary current, the radio could not care less about what the source of the power is. Just keep track of the voltage and recharge when the voltage drops to 4.5 or 4.4 volts. Full charge for a 4 cell battery will be well over 5 volts, maybe as high as 5.7 volts.
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Thanks for the reply.Your answer goes along with the info with the radio but I wanted some outside confirmation. When I charge the battery it usually goes 5.2 volts and then doesn't discharge very fast. I will be more confident now.

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