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Old 06-02-2015, 09:26 AM
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Default car battery vs boat battery - what's the differnance

I am in the market for a remote control boat, but I want to share battery packs & charger with my RC car. I currently use 6/7 cell NIMH, and thought this might be a good time to switch to Lipo. In my quest to find pricing, I kept seeing two distinct markets, one for boat battery packs & one for land use. What is the difference between marine vs land use. Can they be interchanged?
Any input would be fantastic!
Old 06-02-2015, 12:47 PM
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No difference at all. Use in a high performance boat might need higher capacity and maybe a higher C rating, but a battery of a given rating is a battery of that rating, no matter what its use, car, boat, plane or emergency lighting.
Old 06-02-2015, 02:57 PM
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if it's a displacement type hull --freighter/ tugboat, oftimes they can use the extra weight of a gel cell lead/acid, so the hull sits correctly in the water and is stable.
Other than that, I'd agree with mfr02.
Old 06-02-2015, 05:41 PM
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If that's the case, and of the boat I have yet to pick out allows, I'll hopefully go with the 2s lipo batteries on car and boat.

Thanks for the info!

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