i got some batterys today for my lathe (4 cells) but my lhs was out of the battery bars so i was wondering if i could use some deans 12g ultra wire instead because i found 2 feet of it lying around? thanks
Originally posted by kh15 well the wire worked great i just charged it up about an hour ago so everything worked out! but my chager is telling me that its got 5.47 volts in it but for the lathe i need 4.8?
5.47v is unloaded voltage. It has no bearing on performance. A four cell pack will always have LOADED voltage of slightly under 4.8v(unless you have a dead cell), regardless of unloaded voltage.
I think either way will technically work. If you take it out, you will probably be underpowered, but you won't damage anything. I say stick with 4. A NiCd cell is 1.2V when in use, just one of the constants in everyday life.