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Old 07-01-2004, 10:06 PM   #1
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i'm getting myrtr tc3 real soon and i need to buy some batterys and a charger because it dosent come with one which ones should i get?
i know thiers tons of options out thier none of which i understand very well
i know that chargers that charge NiMh can also charge Micad so i should probley get one of those?
it needs to be "peak detechtion"?
i would like to get at least 30 minutes out of one battery
whats the mAH on a battery and why is it important?
what are the amps for?
and last but not least how much voltage do i need?
sorry in advance to be asking all these newb questions but i'm learning quick!
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First off 30 mins is not a possible thing. Maby 10 MABY with some good packs. But you just need some sport packs, prob get about 7 mins of runtime wtih them. Any will work, just pick waht you can afford. MAH is the amount they hold, the more of it the more runtime. And if you new, dont worry about voltage, all packs will have what you need.
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Old 07-01-2004, 10:29 PM   #3
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check ebay type in 3300 Sandhills raceway has some on there 2 packs fro 65.00 bucks you can't go wrong if you are looking for highend packs the try some trinity smc epic or reedy zappers. these matcher have very good numbers but you will pay the price
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www.towerhobbies.com then type in SMC and look at there 3000 and 3300 selection great company for batteries and id say most agree!
a Good Charger if ur not gonna get 100% serious is the intelli peak charger "digital peak" its ac/dc peak charger great price does a good job of charging

batteries r as follows :
nicad
1500 5 minutes
1700 6 minutes
1900 6 minutes
2000 7 minutes
2400 7 minutes
nimh
3000 8 minutes
3300 9 minutes
and not to hit manstream yet but 3600 10 minutes

the time the battery last may vary from track to track and gearing and tire size
those minutes r easy to get if u r just going up and down your street also

differences in battery types r Nicad's usually get a lil warmer in heat can be charged a few more times then a Nimh can a day and the battery has a memory of how you charge it it also when the voltage drops off the battery just dies then you recharge it.

with nimh batts only get warmer when charge at higher rates then recomened they usually shouldn't be charged no more than 3 times a day 4 max they don't hold a memory like nicad and when the battery dies it drops off in voltage like a slight downward slop then it dies then u got back to the pit and re charge it after it sets for 30 mins to let the internals of the battery cool properly

hope this lil reply to your forum will help u along the way!
also seek advice on some one helping you put deans 2 plug connectors on your batteries they provide more efficent electricity to the speed control and the motor and make for a better setup overall

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Old 07-01-2004, 11:37 PM   #5
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yea it helps alot thanks!
i think i'm gonna get two of these to start with
what about a charger i'm willing to spend 40 maybe 50 but you'll have to convince me!

so when i'm running my tc3 in my local parking lot how many battery packs in a row can i use before i let my motor cool down?

do the pros just pit their car after 5 minutes to switch batterys?
also i have been seeing these individual batterys that you make you own packs out of whats the advantage of that?
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do the pros just pit their car after 5 minutes to switch batterys?
Pros will pull their cars in after 4 or 5 mins, whatever the race time is, pull out the motor, true the comm, replace the brushes, throw in a new pack and wait for the next heat...
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i would like to get at least 30 minutes out of one battery
How cool would that be we could have massive enduro races.
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well when you guys are just hanging out running your car up and down the street how long do you run it for???
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i'm getting myrtr tc3 real soon and i need to buy some batterys

i would like to get at least 30 minutes out of one battery
Bro 5 mins run time on each battery packs helps prevent too much damage wear/tear of the comm of your motor. Never drain your batts in running coz definitely you will damage the baterry cell of your batery packs.. happy racing!!!.
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Old 07-02-2004, 03:14 AM   #10
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how many times in a row can you run a 5 min pack with out stopping to let the motor cool?

so i should just stop at the suggested run time on a battery so i dont wear it out?
i should not wait till the battery has no more power left to make the car go?
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