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Old 02-24-2003, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default Rechargable M8 Battery Pack?

I am tired of changing out the batteries on my m8 every couple of days and want to get some rechargables for it. It looks like the pack airtronics makes is around 70 bucks and that is kinda rediculous. I noticed the charging jack on the bottom of the m8 battery tray, have any of you just purchased some individual rechargable cells, bought a male plug to fit the jack and used a regular charger to charge the whole tray/pack?

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Old 02-24-2003, 03:30 PM   #2
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I have purchased rechargable akalines for mine last year.
They came as a package with the fast charger (8 cell charger).

The great thing about this solution, is it is less expensive,
you can charge them over 100x easily and they are 1.5v instead of 1.2v for the nicads or nimh, so it is stornger.

Works great and I can go at least 2 race days without having to recharge.
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Old 02-25-2003, 05:23 AM   #3
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airteonics makes a trickel charger that has a corde for that tray and a recever pack it is cheap and works well. you can get som 1200 of 1500 aa cells and have great power on you m8

plus for the price of the seald pack you could put together 3 normal trays with rechargable


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Old 02-25-2003, 05:55 AM   #4
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Check this: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=++&search3=Go

Personally, I'm simply using 8 AA-NiMh in my KO EX-11. I think NiMh double-A can be found in 1800 mAh, which will last very long on one charge.
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Old 02-25-2003, 07:02 AM   #5
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I use 1800 NIMH batteries and a plug from radio shack that plugs right into the jack on the M8s battery tray. Then charge it off my Millenium. Have had no problems.
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so you got the connector from radio shack and split the wiress so you can hook it up to your novak charger.

what do you charge at with the novak


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GP makes a 2000mah AA now...

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Old 02-25-2003, 11:01 AM   #8
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I charge at .6amps on NIMH setting. Absoultely no problems at all. Yes just split the wires put a plug of some sort on the end and connect it to your charger and your done.
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the M8 stylus pack at tower is like 60 bucks and 700mah...I think

Is there any modifications that have to be done when switching to rechargables?
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thanks crash.

i have been using that trickel charger i did't know that the tray would handel the quick charge. i could have used it a few times.

has anyone used the 2000 gp's in there radio? just wondering if it is to much or the way to go.

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hay turbo if you pull out your battery tray look on the bottom you will se a charging plug. just get you some rechargable batts and use that and save you alot of cash and more mah

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I bough AA NiMH's from radio shack, used a Dremel to make a hole in the bottom of radio, so I don't have to pull the radio tray out. I used a tyco 9.6v NiMH charger (for their little cars) and soldered a plug onto the wires after removing the tamiya connectro.

So all I do is plug it right in through the hole in the bottom of the radio.

The charger is a radio shack, or tyco charger for 9.6v packs.
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cool... this will save me $$$ on those dry cells. the m8 even takes more batts than my old caliber
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I purchased some 1800 AA nimh from walmart for about $20. Hitec/Airtronics charge jacks are the same for charging so I use the Lynx 3D charger to do the job.
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Slightly off-topic, but here goes: It's a good idea to discharge those TX-batts from time to time to 0,9 volt pr. cell. I didnt do it for 1 a year, then I did, and it helped a lot on the capacity. (NiMh type)
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