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Old 10-08-2006, 06:24 PM   #1
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I need your help with this I have been out of the hobby for the past 3 years and I am now getting back into it. I am so confused on batteries I have no idea what type to buy or what to look for in a battery. I have had may diffrent answers on what to buy at my local track but from what I have been reading on this site and others I have no idea what to get. I also have no idea how to charge now or even discharge them anymore. Back 3 years ago my T-35 at 20AMPS discharge was the ticket. Can you all please give me your coments on batteries, chargers, and discharging. I will be running 12th scale and I may be getting a sedan again once I get this all worked out. I am only racing at my local track once a week for fun please keep in mind I am on a budget but I do know batteries are something you need to spend the bucks to be able to win along with good driving. Thanks for any info you can give me.

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Old 10-08-2006, 06:33 PM   #2
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There are three types of batteries, NIMH, NICD, and LIPO. These are at least the ones I know of. I race NIMH packs and they are also the most common for racing. Good NIMH cells are generally around $50-70. To charge your NIMH cells you need a charger (duh!). A good charger would be a Team Orion Advantage charger ($120). It can charge all the types of batteries I've listed, even LIPOs. For discharging, a Novak Smart Tray or Flatline is what you want. Just go on towerhobbies.com to find out more about novak and team orion products. I say you would have to spend money on 3 NIMH matched packs (about $150), a charger (about $100) and a discharger ($80 for Novak Smart Tray). Hope this helps you.

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