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Old 03-19-2007, 04:37 PM
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Hi Guys,

I use a 4 AA battery pack in my boats. I don't use the rechargeable batteries. I notice allot of people use the rechargeable packs and was wondering other than an on going cost benefit are there any real benefits to using rechargeable battery packs to my setup?

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Old 03-19-2007, 05:05 PM
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Scorpio145,
Other than you don't have to buy new ones when the old ones go dead, there is no particular benefit to using rechargeable batteries.
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Thanks Doc.
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there is actually a small benifit. rechargables hold their voltage untill the run is almost over. nonrechargables constantly lose voltage throughout the run. dont know what you running these in but rechargables should help. hope this is helpfull,
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You can also get more power out of the rechargeables and enjoy longer run times. Plus, if you happen to leave the radio on..... you don't have to toss $10 of batteries.
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I notice when running many high torque servos, rechargeable batteries hold their voltage better at a higher load. Alkaline batteries have very high internal resistance not allowing them to deliver high amounts of current when under higher loads.

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Interesting points. I am running this in my 3 Gas boats. Insane Sports Hydro, 45"sidewinder mono, and gas Aeromarine Sprint cat so high torque servo's are a must with these big boats.

Any idea on a good battery pack as I really have no idea about these.

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I will be running 4 sub C batteries in my gas vee once I build the boat. They are 3000mAh and can handle any amount of current my 200+oz servo will draw. There is nearly enough capacity for half a days worth of running

Many people like to go with a 5 cell 6volt pack as it will increase servo speed.

You could also go with A size batteries or 2/3A as they will be able to handle high currents as well as saving weight and space.

Search www.towerhobbies.com for receiver packs. They should have many

Ryan

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