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Old 11-30-2007, 01:44 PM   #1
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I just purchased and received two 6 cell 4200 NIMH packs and need to rig them up for my XX-4. What are your opinions on using heat shrink wraps on each cell? Wondering if it's necessary, nobody around my area has them. Thanks!
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:50 PM   #2
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Anyone? Any help would be appreciated, anxious to get them finished!
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Use them because the cells will look all dirty and rub the coating off if you dont. Wait and order them online they are dirt cheap.
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:02 PM   #4
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Alright, thanks!
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:19 PM   #5
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if you have the worlds XX4 with openings for the batts in the chassis definitely get the heat shrink for the cells before you put them together.
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Nope, have the OLD xx-4. I'm still getting the heat shrink wrappings tho.
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cells are already heat shrinked. It may make them too big.
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:38 AM   #8
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I would put the extra heat shrink on. It helps to keep the batteries in better shape especially for cars that have battery cutouts in the chassis. It also keeps the lables in good shape.
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I would put the extra heat shrink on. It helps to keep the batteries in better shape especially for cars that have battery cutouts in the chassis. It also keeps the lables in good shape.
Also, if you dont put shrink on teh cells, eventually the slots could rub though the manufactures decal around the cell and get to the batteries metal surface.
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if you put the extra shrink on and the batts dont fit you can trim the ears off the hold downs as well, had to do that to mine
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Definately put the extra heatshrink on for the reasons mentioned. They are very thin and won't cause a fitment issue. Also, another benefit is that if you every have to disassemble the pack you won't ruin the factory shrink since you just cut off the outer shrink and remove the cell.
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good tip quick, nothing like having to change every wrap cuz they ripped trying to get them apart.been there done that many times
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