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Old 07-29-2009, 12:29 PM   #1
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I'm getting this as my R/C Drift car tomorrow on Amazon. The question is the stock battery only has 1500MAH 7.2V. Can I replace it with this? amazon.com/Tenergy-3800mA...8891402&sr=8-2
Different brand, higher mAh, same voltage.

Since it's the same voltage, does the charger that comes with The E10 charges the Tenergy battery? (The amazon one.)

Also what's the difference between Continental US Street, Continental US PO Box shipping?

For the battery detail it says

Product Description
Standard Charge: 12 hours @ 300 mA * Rapid Charge: 1.5 hours @ 3000 mA

How can you change it from 300mA to 3000mA?

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Old 07-29-2009, 12:33 PM   #2
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The car is a HPI E10 RTR Mazda RX-7 Drift, and the battery is Tenergy 7.2V 3800mAh Flat NiMH High Power (38A Drain Rate) Battery Pack with Tamiya Connector for RC Cars and Sumo Robots.

Can I replace the stock E10 battery and replace it with the Tenergy 7.2Volts and use the E10 charger to charge the Tenergy battery? Since it's the same voltage just different capacity it should work right?

How long does it take to charge up the Tenergy battery with the E10 charger?
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Yes to both questions. Charging that 3800 on the E10 charger though will take forever though because of the low charge rate.
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