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Rechargables in a TX

Old 01-31-2005, 01:49 PM
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Default Rechargables in a TX

I've read that most transmitters operate at with 8 alkaline cells at 12V. Would there be a large performance hit if I used high capacity NiMh cells since 8 NiMh cells would only provide 9.6V at 1.2V each? I've read that using rechargables in the rX pack would not provide proper voltage for servo operation and was wondering if it'd be the same problem with the tX. First post. Thanks for the help.

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Default RE: Rechargables in a TX

they work great in the rx... I've been using them for quite a while and have not had a single problem with range.. I have used them in my tx pack but have switched to a 5 cell hump pack for more power... AA alkalines don't produce much more power than rechargables and they don't last very long.. especially in r/c.... you should be able to find 8 rechargable batteries with charger for around $25 to $30 dollars at sams club or cosco.....
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Default RE: Rechargables in a TX

Has anyone used the Lithium batteries in either the TX or RX? I'm getting sick of using so many alkalines.

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Most tx are designed to be used with either the alkaline or the rechargeable AA's. And instead of using four alkalines in the rx then you can use five rechargeables. Or a hump pack with 6V.

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