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Old 07-28-2003, 01:18 PM   #1
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Default What are the best cheap packs for bashing?

I am am ordering some matched GP 3300 cells to use as the primary cells for running my XXX-S Sport. I would still like to get a couple cheap packs for bashing around. I do not want to ruin the 3300s by using them to drive around the house or only running them for 5 minutes at a time. I am looking at:

-Epic 1500 sport packs $10.99 (mystery cells)
-Duratrax 1500 Sanyo packs $15.99
-Duratrax 1900 SCX packs $16.99

The XXX-S Sport comes with a 19T motor (which i hear is rather weak) and I would like to get a good 7 minutes or so from the pack. Since i am trying to run the XXX-S on the cheap, I want to try and get the best value of sport packs. The 1900 SCXs look like a good deal but how are SCX cells? I am open to other suggestions as well, would like the packs to cost less than $20 each and hold up well over time. Branded cells are a plus as well, thanks.

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Old 07-28-2003, 01:48 PM   #2
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All those packs are good for playing around with. The more miliamps the more "run-time", it's your call. If it were me I would look into "nickel-metal hydride" batteries as they will have more milliamps and you won't have to worry about "memory-build up". Peak Performance sells a 2-pack of 3000HV's for around $50, that's not bad considering you got 6000 miliamps of runtime and no memory build-up verse 3 packs of those dynamite 1900's which come out to 5700mAH's and will have memory-build up if not treated right.
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Old 07-28-2003, 02:34 PM   #3
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Nimh cells have memory build up. Your probabely better off getting some cheap 2400 or 3000 packs. I got some 1900 packs when I first started, they sucked. You can get cheap orion 2400 stick packs $17 each from www.ultimatehobbies.com Of course if you have some more cash I'd say just buy 2 cheap 3000 or 3300 packs for bashing.
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Old 07-28-2003, 02:53 PM   #4
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fatdoggy, Nimh cells do not have memory build up like Nicads, that is why you are suppose to always fully discharge your Nicads after a run, Nimh's you don't have to. I don't have much time to do research about this subject on the web but here's a little topic on NiMH "memory build up", first paragraph, second line, enjoy!

I'll check Sanyo site tommorrow.
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