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Old 03-12-2009, 09:53 AM
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Default RECEIVER BATTERY????

Those of you running 1/5 scale for a while??
Which Battery for the receiver and servo's is the best on the market???
Old 03-12-2009, 10:14 AM
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Depends on many things... what car is it for (will determine orientation, size and shape of cells), depends how many and what kind of servos you are running, depends what kind of batteries you are capable of charging, depends on budget and how often you run the car...

Example...

You run FG... You have a multiplex rhino on steering and a similarly juicy throttle servo, like an ACE DS1015... OK, then you need a flat pack, 6v, 3000mAh or more with a deans connector. How much do you want to spend? Get the most mAh you can afford, or can reasonably charge... this is an important factor, as it pisses me off intensely when I need to fully charge the one 4500 pack I have. TAKES FOREVER!! So I only buy 3000mAh packs from now on, because I like to charge them low (3A or less) and I don't want it to take more than an hour (they still last more than one good bash session). Can you charge li-pos? Then you could consider a 2S (7.4v) lipo and a regulator.

Basically, with 1/5th there's no difference in this respect from nitro. The same batteries are good, ours are just bigger and longer lasting. Don't waste money on racing pack cells, cheapo unmatched ones are fine for radio/servo.
Old 03-12-2009, 11:58 AM
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I was just curious to see which brands people are using.
I have a couple old 1200 receiver Nimh's that run my boat and I feel they are just not enough for the 1/4 scale servo application.
Old 03-12-2009, 12:33 PM
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Nah, you're right they're not. For what car?
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i use 6v hpi 3800 mah and there really good for 1/5 cars
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I MAKE MY OWN 6 VOLT 5000 MAH. LESS THAN $20
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This is what I have.
http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl/c....t.A/id.4271/.f
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Default RE: RECEIVER BATTERY????

Hi Guys

I used NICAD batteries for my receiver and it works fine.

Quick question concerning NICAD batteries:

Someone was telling me that NICAD batteries have to be completely discharge before recharging for durability of the battery because of memory effect or something like that. Is that correct? Can anybody explain?

Thanks

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Hi Guys

I used NICAD batteries for my receiver and it works fine.

Quick question concerning NICAD batteries:

Someone was telling me that NICAD batteries have to be completely discharge before recharging for durability of the battery because of memory effect or something like that. Is that correct? Can anybody explain?

Thanks

JC
Yes you have to totally discharge them and NICAD are being used less and less.
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Default RE: RECEIVER BATTERY????

NICAD bats were great in there day and i feel that the new NiMh bats are not as good on some levels.
Either way I would not run NICADS in the receiver application cause of there memory probems.
But if you are running them and having luck that is cool.
I am going to try a different battery in the boat cause I don't want to buy a 200 dollar radio if a higher mah battery will fix the problem.
So far the JR XS radio in my Baja 5T seems great.
I will throw the fail safe in it soon cause it finally arrived back at my house last weekend.
My buddy had it in his boat.
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I'am running the orignal promatch 4500mah pack tha twere avail from promatch racing.. they now have the 4200mah 5cell packs for the bajas ,buy direct and save


http://www.promatchracing.com/proddetail.php?prod=4022

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I'am running the orignal promatch 4500mah pack tha twere avail from promatch racing.. they now have the 4200mah 5cell packs for the bajas ,buy direct and save


http://www.promatchracing.com/proddetail.php?prod=4022

That is the battery I am running and have a link to in my above post.
But the link you posted has a better price. [X(]
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ORIGINAL: hndaman1

I'am running the orignal promatch 4500mah pack tha twere avail from promatch racing.. they now have the 4200mah 5cell packs for the bajas ,buy direct and save


http://www.promatchracing.com/proddetail.php?prod=4022

That is the battery I am running and have a link to in my above post.
But the link you posted has a better price. [X(]

it is always cheaper to buy direct and cut out the middleman...
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I MAKE MY OWN 6 VOLT 5000 MAH. LESS THAN $20
NICE! Can you post pics and parts you chose? (batt cells, bars, etc). Also post you tools too (soldering station, batt jig, etc)

I want to ,ake my own too, I have an idea on how to do it, but not the practical procedural knolwedge. I will mostlike cook the cells and destroy the pack if I try it w/o lnowing the proper procedure.
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ORIGINAL: 46u

ORIGINAL: hndaman1

I'am running the orignal promatch 4500mah pack tha twere avail from promatch racing.. they now have the 4200mah 5cell packs for the bajas ,buy direct and save


http://www.promatchracing.com/proddetail.php?prod=4022

That is the battery I am running and have a link to in my above post.
But the link you posted has a better price. [X(]

it is always cheaper to buy direct and cut out the middleman...
I am sure considering I got 5% off my order and free shipping along with being to get other items I need I did not come out too bad. List was only a few dollars more. But I do have there web site booked mark now so if I ever order more then one RX pack I will get it direct from them. Thanks.

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