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Old 03-02-2005, 11:16 PM   #1
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I was on batteryspace.com and looking at some ni-mh batteries.

I heard that Ni-Cd are better for racing because they have a higher discharge rate. Ni-mh hold more energy but they have less power. Is this true?

If I am buying a Rc10B4 what kind of battery should I buy?
Should I get a 3000 mAh ni-mH 7.2? Or should i get a ni-cd?
I don't know if the B4 needs a lot of power, does it?
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Old 03-03-2005, 08:16 PM   #2
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NiMh cells are an all around better cell than nicads thats why 95% of people racing use them, Most 3300mah cells are around 30$ a pack an will give your b4 ample power. 6 cells=7.2v
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Old 03-03-2005, 08:57 PM   #3
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How long will the 3300 run for on the B4? 10 minutes?
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not sure about that but i do know that nicad sucks!.....NIMH all the way.
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ummm cars dont changemuch.. what motor?
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Old 03-05-2005, 09:07 PM   #6
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takwing- Ni-cd are better in the sense that they will last longer in the long term than the nimh's.The 2400's will give good power just not as long as a 3300 would. The Nicd's also don't need the care like the Nimhs. Nimhs don't like to be left completely dead for very long and should be cycled once a month. On the other hand, Nimh's such as the 3300's will have more power through out the race rather than just the first 3 mins and start to drain. But for the average joe racer, a good set of 2400's would be your best choice.

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Yep, if you just plan to do some backyard bashing, then you really don't need anything too expensive. As mentioned before, 2400maH-3300maH stick packs are perfectly okay. No need to get matched cells or the new 3600/3800maH packs.
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