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Old 05-01-2005, 07:54 AM
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Hey guys...

I'm working on my Tamiya Tiger I. It's rolling but not complete in terms of the details and weathering.




My question is; the directions call for the batteries to be removed after use. I assume that this is avoid damage from leakage or possibly damage the DMD during recharge. Is this absolutely necessary? To remove the batteries from the Tiger would require the removal of both the turret and the deck and would be major pain. Would it be okay to just disconnect the batteries or is this an unnecessary step as well unless recharging?

I'd prefer to just open the hatch and flick off the switch but don't want to damage anything.

Thanks.
Old 05-03-2005, 03:23 PM
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Default RE: Newbie battery question

No, it is not necessary to remove the batteries. I have charging configurations for my tanks that leave the battery installed while charging. I leave the batteries in for months at a time.

I would be prudent to remove the batteries if you plan to shelve the tank for an extended period of time (after a year or so, batteries do tend to leak if not used).

You may wish to read about some battery charging configurations on the SEAD site:

http://www.SEAD.us

Particularly the Tech Notes pages.

Cheers
Eric Scott

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Thanks Eric, just the info I needed.

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