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Old 10-02-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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hi all, quick question, i have tons of nicd batterys laying around, was wondering if it was possible to build them into a starter box battery? like put 3 together to get 18volts? i already have lipos, but just looking for a use for all the nicads. will it work?
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hi all, quick question, i have tons of nicd batterys laying around, was wondering if it was possible to build them into a starter box battery? like put 3 together to get 18volts? i already have lipos, but just looking for a use for all the nicads. will it work?
Yes, it will.

Runtime might suck, but it will produce the correct voltage. Use a 100Watt iron or greater to not cook the cells when soldering them.
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Yes, it will.

Runtime might suck, but it will produce the correct voltage. Use a 100Watt iron or greater to not cook the cells when soldering them.
just want to use in a starter box, the small lipos i have in it now, take a beating and struggle to start my truggy and buggy all day, one class would be ok, but 2 is just to much for them, mike
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just want to use in a starter box, the small lipos i have in it now, take a beating and struggle to start my truggy and buggy all day, one class would be ok, but 2 is just to much for them, mike
What lipos are you using? I run. 4s 3200 and it starts my buggy, truggy and a few other cars all day long.
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i too have 1 tiny lipo in my box.. works for a good 4 trips to the track. so deffenelty all day, and some others as well.

i have a 3S, 2300mah hobby people special. got it on sale for 20 bucks. best investment ive ever made.
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3s is not enough juice.
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so, nobody has built a 18v out of nicd's?
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Why would you want to use something that is going to fail and do it quickly?
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Why would you want to use something that is going to fail and do it quickly?
i dint know it would fail and do it quickly, thats why im asking
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so, nobody has built a 18v out of nicd's?
NIKE ad ,,,just do it! You don't need anybodys permission.What MHA are they. You don't have to worry about over discharge.
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$ for $ Buy yourself a 2200+ 4 cell lipo and forget about a Super Heavy Nicad set-up...imo it'll be more hassle then its worth.
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$ for $ Buy yourself a 2200+ 4 cell lipo and forget about a Super Heavy Nicad set-up...imo it'll be more hassle then its worth.
with atleaste 20c discharge rate or higher
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If you plan to use Ni-Cd, I think you better use dry cell as Ni-Cd self discharge is fast and you need to charge it every time you plan to go track....Dry cell I think can last you 1 month with a 1 full charge and this is what I like.....
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the nicd isn't going to last. sure you can recharge it constantly, but you won't get the run time you will get compared to lipo. you can get a bad ass lipo for 20-30 bucks.

i understand you have these nicd's laying around, but you might get 8-10 bumps out of it, when im getting 50+ bumps out of my single 3S lipo. and its seriously the size of a king size snicker bar.

i can't remember the last time i charged it. your nicds, your going to have to charge them the night before, they're going to self discharge over night. so before you go race, your going to have to slow charge them the night before.. what a hassle.

the nicds, are times of the past. lipos can last long, and hold a static charge for MONTHS!
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