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Old 02-26-2003, 10:24 AM   #1
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As before just looking for input. I would like to know what batteries, and in what price range would the average racer pay for batteries in our retail shop.
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Old 02-26-2003, 12:20 PM   #2
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I've paid up to $80 ea for some of my packs 2400/3000, but both of those packs are not as good as the packs I only paid $50 each for.
I'd like to know from the other racers what Brand of batteries have they had the best luck with?
I think having the best possible batteries are more important in Stock than it is in Mod.
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Old 02-26-2003, 12:27 PM   #3
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I'm in the market for some new packs as well. I have a pack of GP3300's, pretty good pack, but REALLY heavy compared to 3000's. (A full 1.25 oz. heavier). What are most of you running in stock TC?
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Old 02-26-2003, 12:36 PM   #4
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2400 NiCd's. I didn't like the lack of punch with 3000 NiMh's. I'm actually using 3300GP's in my Starter box for my Nitro cars.
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Where can you get any good 2400's?
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Old 02-26-2003, 01:51 PM   #6
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When it comes to batteries, the biggest thing I look for is honesty in what is on the label.

I have ProMatch and SMC packs, Sanyo HV's and GP3300's. I've been happy with these because I get what I pay for. The labels are accurate, no funny business. I'm sure there are other honest matchers, but these are the ones that I have experience with.

As far as cost is concerned, that is difficult. I always want them as cheap as possible. If you are running a hobby shop, you just need to determine what your margin needs to be to be profitable and work with that. Some will sell them cheaper, some will sell them for more. No way around that.
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I have to agree with Pop's

I only use 2400's and 3000 UMH's for stock and thats it

I use my GP's and Sanyos for Mod..

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If you don't have good 2400's already, you are going to have a hard time finding them. The manufacturers are going away from NiCD batteries. I know the United States is trying hard to outlaw them. Pretty soon NiMH is all that you will be able to get.

I normally use Sanyo HV's for stock and GP3300's for 19t or mod. I have started playing with the GP3300's in stock and haven't found much difference other than their weight.
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Ok. who still sells Top quality 2400's NiCd's. I could use one more Race pack.
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TPE sells 2400's still.

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It's harder and harder to find 2400s. I've got three Reedy Zapper packs and I treat them like GOLD. . .

But I use two great Promatch 3300's for mod and I've got some miscellaneous 3000 and a GP 3300 pack for practice and scrubbing tires.
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Exclamation Which charger for an E-Maxx?

I'm going to be charging (hopefully) either 2400 or 3000 milli amp batteries. I would like to get a quality charger that cycles, discharges batteries.

Any help would be appreciated, Thanks!

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It's harder and harder to find 2400s. I've got three Reedy Zapper packs and I treat them like GOLD. . .

Ahhh some one else who treats ther 2400's Like "GOLD"
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Exclamation Which charger for an E-Maxx?

I'm going to be charging (hopefully) either 2400 or 3000 milli amp batteries. I would like to get a quality charger that cycles, discharges batteries.

Any help would be appreciated, Thanks!

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