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Old 11-27-2001, 07:33 PM   #1
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Default Choice of 1500mah beginner batteries

Hey there all

Going to get a couple of "cheap" stick packs (I prefer these) for practice etc before I get serious.

Any advice between the Eagle Racing SUPER SPEC 1500 SANYO STICK PACK and the Peak Street Racer 1500 - Sport Assembled

These will be powering a Team Orion Chrome Stock RS

Is 1500 enuff? There seems to be a huge jump in price (double) to 1700 and then off to 2000, 2400 and nimh 3000s

Not going to 3000s first of as I don't have a charger and i don't think I'll need them starting out. Better off with more 1500s than 1-2 3000s!

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i agree with your logic of having more packs rather than a few quality ones. especially since nicads are only recommended to be used no more than once a day. some will say otherwise, though. i dunno about which packs to go with, but i think economy is a decent way to go. i've been buying guys' used 2000's from last year, etc. they still run well, and i should get good practice out of them for the price of a new 1500 or so. i've acquired about 16 of these packs, and 4 more are on the way. ok, so that's overdoing it. i have friends that run too from time to time, and it sucks cause they won't spend the money to have 5 or so good packs, so i buy em and loan them out just to have a good time. i guess you can buy your friends well, just my $.02. good luck.
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Yeah I would agree with seaball. Ask some of the seasoned racers to see if they are selling some of their packs. I bet you could pick up some used 2000's and 2400's for the price of some new 1500's. For the first year of racing I used 1500 packs and they are great but you have to really pay attention to your gearing and be easy on your throttle finger. My .02
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Old 11-28-2001, 01:20 AM   #4
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I did also start with some used 2000. They do really fine. Later I've bought both Sanyo 1700 and Sanyo 2400 match. The 1700 simply got very good bang for the buck.

In general, Sanyo wont let you down.
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Old 11-29-2001, 02:45 PM   #5
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I am currently looking for these type of batteries.( Ni-cd and Ni -mH)

I heard Ni-Mh is long Lasting but is it any better in other aspect ?

Where can I get these batteries for cheap (1st hand or 2nd) ?

Usually, how long does a 2400mah Ni-cD last after you fully charge it ?

aNd the Charger ,I need that too !

But considering Fast charges only (5hrs)

Where can I get them (Sanyo batts the best right ?)
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