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Old 09-23-2006, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default Where Can I Get Decent 3700 Stick Packs?

I can find a few places that have IB 3600 and 3800 stick packs, but I've heard IBs are maybe not as forgiving as GP cells.

Can you point me towards a place I can get GP 3700 or 3900 stick packs??

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Old 09-23-2006, 03:55 PM   #2
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surge had some on ebay i think take a looki didn't see you wanted stick pacs sorry
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Old 09-23-2006, 07:39 PM   #3
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Any other ideas? Thanks.
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I can find a few places that have IB 3600 and 3800 stick packs, but I've heard IBs are maybe not as forgiving as GP cells.

Can you point me towards a place I can get GP 3700 or 3900 stick packs??

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Go to your local Radio Shack, they have 3700 stick packs. I ran some in my mini cooper charging them at 10 amps and they lasted quite some time. They are only $2700 and they are GP`s..........
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Go to your local Radio Shack, they have 3700 stick packs. I ran some in my mini cooper charging them at 10 amps and they lasted quite some time. They are only $2700 and they are GP`s..........
Those are some expensive batteries, dude. $2700
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Old 09-23-2006, 11:33 PM   #6
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This site has affordable batteries. No matched batteries.

http://www.cheapbatterypacks.com/
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This site has affordable batteries. No matched batteries.

http://www.cheapbatterypacks.com/

I have a friend that tried them, they are not the best packs, seem okay for several charges then drop off very quickly
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I have a friend that tried them, they are not the best packs, seem okay for several charges then drop off very quickly
Same branded battery should perform the same regardless of reseller, unless you are comparing unmatched / zapped etc..

They sell the IB which I see everywhere. If you want GP 3700, I believe the IB 3800 are more popular. There is a 4300 mah out for GP but haven't heard how these are in comparison. (plus they are expensive)
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From what I've heard and read in the past, I thought IB cells were more "fragile" when it comes to charging and discharging, so I thought I'd play it safe with GP cells. But, when I started looking, I couldn't find GPs.

Is anyone using GPs anymore, or is everyone using IBs?

Anyone have good or bad experience with the Radio Shack GP stick packs?

I'm looking for stick packs to run in a mini cooper.

Any additional advice is appreciated.

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Old 09-25-2006, 03:38 PM   #10
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this thread is a little old but gives you an idea.
http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/pri...?t=53455&pp=50

battery deals can be found here for the novak matched GPs.
http://www.shopatron.com/index/135.0.7565.0.0.0.0

i haven't seen any discussion on the newer batteries.
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Tower Hobbies has Team Orion "Rocket Packs" GP3900 stick packs for $32.99. That may be the best deal around?

Any experience with these anyone?
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I reckon these are the best batts going around, scroll down for the stick packs, remember that these are in AUD$, so multiply by 0.75 to convert to USD$
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Old 09-26-2006, 07:32 AM   #13
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Thanks, but I'm guessing shipping to the US wouldn't be cheap.

Thanks anyway.

So, what would be better to spend my money on: a matched 1.185V 3300 pack, or an unmatched 3900 1.17 pack???? For stock racing and Tamiya silver can motors, I've been told voltage is critical, so should I go with higher voltage 3300s???
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hawk6, just remember it's a silver can motor so you are limited to what ever the motor is going to put out at the voltage that you have at that time. I've seen people running older 2000nicd and kick some major but vs. 3300-3800nimh. Your best bet is find some buddies and try out a pack of 3000-3800 and compare your time and speed to see if it makes alot of difference, you may be surprised. Also take into consideration that there is a weight difference between 3000-4200, not alot but everybit counts when running mini's and GT3 classes.
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Thanks bizkit.

I received the mini from you in the mail yesterday - so my wife and kids tell me. I'm in Mexico on business, so I haven't seen it yet, but thanks.

I am preparing to run your/my mini in the Hurricane All Star Series in Wisconsin this fall and winter, and just want to make sure I'm not getting beat because of batteries. (I'm sure I'll get beat due to driving skill, etc.). I also plan on running it or having my son run it in the TCS race at Trackside in 2007, so just want to be ready.

I've got a few matched 3300 stick packs from Fusion I'm happy with, I'm just looking to get some fresher packs. When I checked Fusion's web site all they had were unmatched 3600 stick packs, so that got me wondering about what stick packs I should buy.

Like I said earlier, I saw some 3900's on Tower's website, but I agree that the added weightis a factor. So, maybe for silver cans, I keep looking for 3300s or maybe 3700's.

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