Originally posted by jhigga15
Hello, I am giong to ask a questions that I know has been answered...but here I go...
1. What is the difference between NiMH and NiCd ?
2. Which is better?
3. What is the difference between e-maxx battery packs and regular battery packs...or is it just marketing?
No problem...we're here to help.
#1. NICADs are older rechargable batteries. They were used forever up until about 2000 / 2001 when they were superseded by much newer and better NIMH or Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries.
#2. Since NIMH doesn't retain "memory" and always comes in much higher capacities, they have replaced NICADS for R/C use. They are clearly better.
#3. An E-Maxx battery is a special 7-cell design sold in pairs for a bit less money. Even though they are bigger by one cell compared to regular TC type 6-cell packs...they are the same cells, etc. There is nothing different other than the cell count. So unless you have an E-Maxx stick to the following for your battery needs:
GP3300 6-cell packs
Sanyo3300 / 3600 6-cell packs
IB3600 6-cell packs
And in the future, look out for the new GP3700 packs.
Stick to the above as a simple guidline as to what to buy and you'll be a happy camper.