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Old 11-28-2002, 07:20 PM   #16
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as 4 the charger,i think the 1st 1 which is a ac/dc peak charger will work well...u dun have 2 get an alternate power supply tat way...
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Old 11-28-2002, 07:25 PM   #17
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by ijnek
[B]with a ta04r or my xxxs
I know this makes me a newbie. lol but what is a ta04r and a xxxs?
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Old 11-28-2002, 07:26 PM   #18
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SO if i get the first charger with the battery pack gift pack, what kind of runtime can i expect, and also what kind of charge-time?
and speed?
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Old 11-28-2002, 07:32 PM   #19
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No offense but you can do better than the Piranha chargers.
Hey Ijnek, Are you really getting 30 minutes runtime ?? Holy Powerpack Batman !!! Thats better than I've ever done.
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Old 11-28-2002, 07:40 PM   #20
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Racer, A little education....All the stock class touring car races are 5 minutes in length. Don't worry about trying to go for 1/2 hour.In real racing it just doesn't matter. Everything you learn about the types of batteries and charging techniques will all be centered around a 5 minute race.
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Old 11-28-2002, 07:42 PM   #21
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Chargers;

Avoid timer chargers at all costs if you can. They just don't do the job without monitoring the battery voltage with a DVM.
(Digital-Volt-Meter)
The SuperBrain looks like a nice charger and the price is nice. The reviews on it have been positive also. Only problem is if you are planning on racing, you WILL want to charge your batteries at 5+ amps. For about $75-80 there are chargers that will allow you to do this. For $100-120 there are chargers that come with a built in DVM display.

Batteries; (used with "Stock" motors)

1500 mah packs would just barely be marginal for a 5 minute race. For a 4 minute race and a Stock Motor they are fine.
Trinity Amp-Max II are VERY durable packs that can last for several years if charged at 4 amps.

2400 mah is the standard NiCd for most of Stock racing.
Just AVOID the "Peak" Maxx-Packs. They are built using the bottom of the barrel batteries and go bad very easily (if they work at all). Out of 6 Maxx-Packs I've owned. 3 went bad in less than 1 month, charging at 4 amps.

3000-3300 mah NiMh batteries cost more than NiCd's and should be charged with a Peak Detection charger designed to charge them or risk damaging the packs.

MOST of the time you get what you pay for. Trinity stuff is a little on the HIGH $$$ side. Do some shopping around.
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Old 11-28-2002, 07:57 PM   #22
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No offense but you can do better than the Piranha chargers.
Hey Ijnek, Are you really getting 30 minutes runtime ?? Holy Powerpack Batman !!! Thats better than I've ever done.
yap,tat's the runtime tat i'm getting on 04r with gearing 120/45 on a tamiya type T stock motor...hell of a fun doing a 20min race with my RC buddies...hehee
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Old 11-28-2002, 08:02 PM   #23
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Hey rcracer123.....Did we lose you?
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Old 11-28-2002, 08:44 PM   #24
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No of course not, But i am still wondering what kind of run-time/ speed and charge-time i can expect to get with a 1500 MAH battery with a stock motor? I've heard mixed reviews about that pirahna charger, does anyone have it?
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Old 11-28-2002, 08:48 PM   #25
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Also if there is anything i need to know about the subject feel free to tell me!
Just to make sure i think its been a unanimous decision, TC3? no sport 2 correct?
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charge time will b abt 30mins at 4amp.
i find tat increasing the charging amp does not really cut down the charging time tat much...
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Old 11-28-2002, 08:53 PM   #27
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ya,...get the tc3...
but work on ur charger options...

mayb jus 2 shake ur decison on the tc3...
xxxs also has RTR version and check out tis wensite for xxxs price www.stormerhobbies.com
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Old 11-28-2002, 09:03 PM   #28
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Does anyone have a good charger recomendation that is in the 50 dollar range?
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Old 11-28-2002, 09:06 PM   #29
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Had one, Don't bother.....
As far as runtime...I hate to keep drilling it in but....The only time you should be concerned with is getting the most juice to your motor for 5 minutes.
The 'Power" thing is a whole science...Basically..the more power a battery can send to your motor...the faster you could go. But thats only part of the equation. You have to consider the gearing and a few other things.
Charge time is governed by the type of charger you get. Some really basic chargers take overnight...most of the better chargers may only take 20 minutes.
As for the speed of the car.....I won't even quote a figure because there are so many variables. What matters is if you go faster than the other guy. Car setup and driving technique will allow you to win.
did you check on the chargers i suggested earlier?? do you want the battery I offered you?
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Old 11-28-2002, 09:06 PM   #30
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What are the cons of the charger i have listed for 50$ with the 1500 MAH pack? just so i can compare it with other ones.
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