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Old 08-28-2003, 04:49 PM   #1
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How many charges do 3000 and 3300mah batteries last? (normal and/or matched stick packs)


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Old 08-28-2003, 05:42 PM   #2
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just look at this way...nothing last for life..so the more you used it( charge and discharge the battery) it decrease the life of the battery quickly...mostly battery last fairly long time..
between the 3300 and 3000 ,they decrease the same except the 3300 is the bigger and powerfull than 3000 the all
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Old 08-28-2003, 06:09 PM   #3
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Thanks
I have had my 3000's for mabe half a year and I don't know if I need to get new ones. (when I used them on my e-maxx I charged them about 1 or 2 times a day, know with my tc3 maybe 5 times a week, three of them while racing) Do you think I should get new ones soon?
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If you can't feel a performace drop then just keep running them. Any idea what sort of numbers your getting out of them?
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We only race 4 minutes on carpet here because of time constraints and i can get away with running a 13 double and matched+pushed trinity 2000 cells that must be 3-5 years old
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berger - That's the great thing about nicd's, if you treat them well they last ages. My 2400's have gotten better and better with every cycle. But nimh cells don't last as long, depending on what class you run and how you treat them.
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Would it be better to get 2400 nicads then when my batteries go out? Instead of 3300 mimh. I've seen a few people in mod with 2400, and I run stock, so shouldn't it be fine just to get 2400's?
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ajg - If you want but it's older technology and not really worth it, 3300's have absolutely sick runtime and can come with very impressive numbers. 2400's have nice punch for stock racing but it does drop off as the pack dumps(unlike 3300's). I doubt I would ever be able to finish a race if I tried using my 2400's for mod. My 2400's dump completely in around 6 to 6&1/2 minutes in stock, 3300's run till 8 to 10 minutes. Heck I might be pushing it using them for 19t. Nicd's are very straight foward to keep in good condition and are adiquate for stock racing but 3300's have long runtimes that give you the option of being able to use them for mod later if you so please. 3300's arn't that hard to keep in decient condition it's just there are so many different ways that the upkeep seems more clouded then the nicd's. Most important is to always let your pack cool to room temp before you do anything to it.
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would I have to discharge them after every race. Because I don't run my batteries all the way when I race. I got a 26 minute run time before on full throttle the whole time.
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I really am not sure since I've never run 3300's. If it were me, I would, but that's becuase I don't trust the "no memory build up" claim.
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thanks fatdoggy.
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Old 08-29-2003, 09:53 PM   #12
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pretty much the ni cds last longer then the ni mh because i still got 2 ni cd 2400 packs from 2 yrs. ago and still peak at same voltage as i got them and runtime dropped off by a lil bit. the 3000 batt. life died faster then the 3300 because my 3000 dropped off kinda big when they did drop but they are good prac. packs now and 3300 are better now.
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I have 3300's from october that are still good practice packs, even when they do wear out they are cheap enough to replace ne ways.
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i race at a small indoor track sometimes for fun with a 540 if i drive smooth i can do 4 races on a good 3000 and win the class
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