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RX Batteries Li-ion or Lipo's

Old 12-12-2005, 04:17 PM
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Default RX Batteries Li-ion or Lipo's

I have been using Nicad and more recently Nimh batteries for powering my receivers over the years, and since li-ion and lipo's hit the market I have been looking at them closely. I have always been affriad to use them because of the horror stories I have heard. You know cars burning to the ground cells exploding etc..... However I have seen the light when it comes to lighter aeroplanes and I would like to get away from the heavy hi mAh cells that I currently use. My question is what is better? Li-ion or Lipo's??? and what brand of cells do people trust. I think kokam are easily available here and thats about all. I hope this makes sense!! Please correct me if I am wrong.....
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Default RE: RX Batteries Li-ion or Lipo's

I use Duralites with no problems. They are Lithium Ion and have a proprietary charger and built in cell balancer and in a year since I started converting my helis I havent had any isssues. Any battery can catch fire if treated improperly. I charge everything either on my garage floor away from flamables or on a metal work bench.

I really like the batteries because I can fly all weekend without recharging and since its regulated voltage I get consistent voltage to the servos from the first flight to the last.

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