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Can I convert a 3000mah nimh pack into a starter box battery??

Old 08-16-2005, 05:14 PM
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Default Can I convert a 3000mah nimh pack into a starter box battery??

my new car camer today so im in a much better mood, but im still on speedmunkeys probation, everything for my car came today except for a 12v battery for the starter box, i dont really have the extra cash to buy a frekin 12v battery right now so i wanted to know if i could just switch the plugs on my dreadnuant to little spade plugs and plug that sucker into my starter box,
Old 08-16-2005, 09:14 PM
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Default RE: Can I convert a 3000mah nimh pack into a starter box battery??

You can do that, but a 12v motor like that is gonna suck one dry after a couple starts. Get the right pack, or make some leads to hook it up to a car battery.
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oooooh i didnt think about a car battery, i have a few of those lyin around
Old 08-16-2005, 09:37 PM
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dont feel bad,i prob. rank lower with him than you,but im tryin to just take it 1 day at a time.read joke. but my son is mad at me too today so im battin 1000. and munkey is right again,you will only get frustrated if you try the pack power thing.been there done thatyou can get the clips at any auto parts house and run it from your car.
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ok man, i thought about it and ill just go to the hobby shop and see if they have one, there just aint no way to be cheap in this hobby
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and uh make up with your son dude, i feel worst than my dad does when i get mad at him
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will you PLEASE stop posting jkrust.. all it says is [Awaiting Approval] and it is REALLLLYYY annoying!
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You're letting messages on a forum annoy you? Interesting....
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Default RE: Can I convert a 3000mah nimh pack into a starter box battery??

Some of the starter boxes can use 2 - 7.2 batts. Maybe yours can too?
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i have to post to get unbanned
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You aren't banned, Jk.. Banning means you are gone, poof, you don't come back. I hate the thought of banning someone. It's a fun threat to use, but to actually do it..... Well that's just rude.. You are simply being monitored because of the exchanges you were part of over the weekend. So far, you are doing very well. I figure about a week of good behavior and you'll be off moderated status.. Consider this a time out, and an example of what happens when people make me lock/edit threads.. Nothing personal, I'm not mad at you or anything like that. And don't worry, you aren't the only one that got moderated status over what happened. Some people just haven't posted yet =)
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thanks speed
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Default RE: Can I convert a 3000mah nimh pack into a starter box battery??

You can run 2 7.2V packs wired to produce 14.4V, or you can run a gel cell, or hook to a car battery. If cash is tight you can go to the local All-Mart and get a lawn tractor battery for around $25 or so and it will run a bumpbox and battery charger for your receiver pack for a couple of days of racing on a charge. You will have to lug it around, but it's much smaller than a car battery and you are not tired to the spot you parked your 1:1 car for starting. When I started nitro I dragged a deep cycle marine battery around for a while, but quickly got myself a gel cell. The 2 stick pack are nice as the unit is very portable, but it's only good for about a day of racing and is a PITA to charge unless you have a high dollar charger that can handle at least 12 cells. Last of all, you can run a box off a power supply if it's got enough amperage to handle it. I've also used my 30 amp rivergate PS to run a box and a couple of chargers, so it really depends on how portable and hassle free you want you bumpbox to be. For the cost of a gel cell and trickle charger, it's IMO the best compromise between cash outlay and low hassle power for a bumpbox.
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ok i tried it and maybe i just didnt put the right wires together, i need help!! there were two black wires with one spade plug at the end and then 2 red wires with the spade plug at the end, i cut off two tamiya plugs from old esc's and soldered them up but it didnt work, so i just put some different spade plugs back on it, it almost blew up my battery so i unplugged it quick, the wire layout is just so weird, i cant really exp[lain it but if anyone is intrested in helping me then i can take pics of everything and you can just tell me wich wires to put the tamiya plugs on,

i just hope i didnt screw this up permanantly
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Default RE: Can I convert a 3000mah nimh pack into a starter box battery??

using 2 6 pack batteries is better, because they provide more juice to power the motor.
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Default RE: Can I convert a 3000mah nimh pack into a starter box battery??

A lot of people think that a hobby-style 12v battery will last longer than a pair of good 6 cell packs...not terribly true...

but when I head out, i take the battery out of my bike and use THAT for my starter box, and it always has enough juice to crank my bike over right off (and if it didnt, i still have a leg)
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Default RE: Can I convert a 3000mah nimh pack into a starter box battery??

I actually found a bunch of working 12v batteries that go into computer surge protectors here at my work that they were gonna toss out. They work great as long as you have 1 surge protector to charge spent ones!!

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Old 08-19-2005, 05:37 PM
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ive been busy with school lately so i am not on as much, 9-4, i went to the hobby shop to buy a frekin 12v but they sold the last one like 1 hour before i walked in, that was a bummer, but the guy said to try another hobby shop or walmart

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