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Old 01-13-2007, 01:21 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I am wondering how many runs and how long should a battery last? I have a 7.2v 2000 mAh battery and it seems like it dieing faster and faster. I think the battery is dieing. So i am wondering how long and how many runs it should take before they are no good?
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Depends on the battery pack. Usually you should get around 10 to 12 laps on a full charge.
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depends on the battery and how you charge it it could have a memory by now. also the new one last upwards of 1000 charges but thats a high number
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What charger are you using?

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Well I am using the wall charger that came with the battery. I got the battery from Radio Shack.
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Batteries from radio shack are usually of poor quality. I would recommend getting a better battery from a hobby shop and also a better charger that has peak detection capabilities. I have a Superbrain977 that will charge any battery I will own, even my 1:1 car's battery, but I know not everybody wants to spend about $100 on a charger. So, just make sure you get a charger that has peak detection and some higher quality batteries and you will be good from then on.
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Well I am using the wall charger that came with the battery. I got the battery from Radio Shack.
And is the battery charging alot quicker?

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Also, is the battery nicad? Do you store in discharged?

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I had a pair of tenergy 2100mah s and they were bunk !!!! They ran good for 5 or six charges and went downhill from there..... One pack gets hot after 15 min. charge time ..... But all my other packs are warm after 30 min. so you probably need to invest in good charger and 3300s and above nimh packs Nicads have bad memory effects..... You liiterally have to discharge them and put small rates of charge back into them for storing or theyll go bad!
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Oh ok. I have a 2000 mAh Ni-Cd pack. I am gonna to get a better charger and better pack...And no i dont discharge. What is that? I might do it is that when u let the pack go all the way dead?
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How long will a 3000 Mah batt pack run in an RC10T4RS RTR (stock)
The T4RS has a 17 turn motor.
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Oh ok. I have a 2000 mAh Ni-Cd pack. I am gonna to get a better charger and better pack...And no i dont discharge. What is that? I might do it is that when u let the pack go all the way dead?
Yes discharging is inoperable.... If you get to that point put it back on charge for 2 to 3 minutes and store it ,,, My batterys fried du to not discharging my packs cause of cell memory .... Try not to run one pack more than twice a day ... it sucks but they just cant handle it.
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How long will a 3000 Mah batt pack run in an RC10T4RS RTR (stock)
The T4RS has a 17 turn motor.
10 to 15 minutes depending on the gearing and the way you drive it,,if your set high then less run time .. I still run cheap 1500 mah sportpacks from megatech and I get 8 or so WOT With a 12T mod geared 18 ... 86....
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The t4's gearing is stock (2.6:1). I dont know how to describe how i'll drive it but its for bashing, not racing. Thank you.
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3700 are gonna be your best bet but if 3000 is what you can afford right now then they will be good enough better then my crappy batterys!
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