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Old 12-17-2007, 11:20 PM   #1
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Default Ni-MH Batteries for Radio use

Hey guys, quick question.

Can size AA Ni-MH batteries be used in transmitters (radios). I was using them in my JR Pyton radio (junk). and had my car glitch amd runawy on me. Would it be becasue of the battries?

Will Ni-MH work in a Futaba 3PJS radio? I know its a bit older radio.

Last but not least... Whats the difference bettween AM and FM raidos..??

Any help or recomendations would be welcome...

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Old 12-18-2007, 12:53 AM   #2
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Yes they can be used in your transmitter. Maybe you have a dead cell in your transmitter or bad connection. Best AA cells are Sanyo, Panasonic or GP cells
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Yes. Also remember to keep them well charged because 8 NiMH's will put out (nominally) 9.6V whereas 8 alkalines will put out (nominally) 12V. Keeping the NiMH's charged is more important because most radios don't like to run under 9V.
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:25 PM   #4
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false, the best rechargables that i know of and will forever buy are Powerex (Maha Energy) batteries. They are huge hit in the paintball market. The batteries actually hold a charge much much much longer than the stuff you can buy at your store like panasonic, energizer etc. and have the flattest discharge rate i have ever seen.

I have two 9.6v volts in one of my paintball loaders and haven't used it in months. Turned it on and lasted me about 10-15 games until it finally needed to be recharged, everyone was impressed that it lasted that long in relation to alkalines.

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