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Old 11-30-2007, 10:17 PM   #1
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Can i use AA battery packs on my starter box instead of sub-C packs?
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No. While the AA batteries you're likely referring to have similar capacity to equivalent Sub-C cells, they're not designed for the high amp draw that they'd experience powering a starter box.
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yes you can, i still run the standard AA batteries, but i have been noticing the lack in control, so i will soon be upgrading to a battery pack.. have fun
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oh ur talkin about a starter box....my bad, i havent even got one sorry cant help.........backing away....
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No. While the AA batteries you're likely referring to have similar capacity to equivalent Sub-C cells, they're not designed for the high amp draw that they'd experience powering a starter box.
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stick with the 2 stick packs or if you want something lighter get 2 7.4v lipos
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Get a lipo and throw in there,
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I am thinking about getting back into nitro racing and need new batts for my starter box, I am thinking about LiPo but how do you prevent them from discharging too low and damaging the packs?
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Can i use AA battery packs on my starter box instead of sub-C packs?
give it a shot, report back to us how it works out.
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With Lipos, when the wheel starts to spin slower, that's when to charge up again. If it struggles to start the engine, definitely stop & charge.

I usually charge before each race day. (I'm not using lipos, just don't want to have to charge them on race day.) That would probably be sufficient for Lipos too.

Like was said above, AA's arent designed for starter box current requirements.
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i would say a Single 4 cell 14.8v lipo would do the trick.....not 2 7.4's...why buy 2 packs when 1 will do the trick...keep in mind with lipo ur gonna need a new charger...unless u already have 1 that will do a 1-4 cell lipo.

either of these will do the trick Nicely.

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Li Po the way to go !!!!!!
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