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Old 01-18-2005, 08:00 AM   #16
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I let the TX run them low.

I then figured it was was my charger. I believe it kept false peaking so I watched the batteries , used my temp gauge and kept recharging and charging. Finally they stopped peaking and charged for awhile.

Charged at .5amp, charged them up and put them in the TX. Ive now gotten 1hour and 50minutes and its at 9.9v.

This is much better. Still I was thinking I would get a lot longer. How many hours are you guys getting?

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Old 01-18-2005, 07:16 PM   #17
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How many hours are you getting out of your TX's?
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Old 01-18-2005, 09:01 PM   #18
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1:50 is good time on those. But if you continue to have charger issues look at cheap flight chargers, they do 24 cells and can charge little cells better and they are $30 used for good one
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http://www.lefthander-rc.com/catalog/ has aa cells.. there great i got some and love em..

they might now be on the site yet, but shoot them an email.. there service is fast and great
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Old 01-22-2005, 09:24 AM   #20
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Anyone want to post their TX run times?
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Old 01-22-2005, 09:26 AM   #21
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I actually wanted to find out myself the other day and left my TX on after a charge...it went for 2 hours straight. This was with some 2000 mah Nimh cells.
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Old 01-22-2005, 09:27 AM   #22
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I actually wanted to find out myself the other day and left my TX on after a charge...it went for 2 hours straight.
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Old 01-22-2005, 11:08 AM   #23
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I just got back from Walmart and they have eveready 2500Mah NIMH's AA for $9,95
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Wow Charlie...great deal!! I remember getting a $25 gift card to Best Buy a couple Christmas' ago. I really didn't need anything so I bought 8 Enegizer 2300 nimh AA's for about $28!! Never would have paid that much without the card.
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Old 01-23-2005, 09:53 AM   #25
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Paying quite a bit there. I mentioned up top I paid $16 for 8 AA energizer 2500mahs.

Also still wondering if its ok to charge 8 cells on a 7 cell charger.
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usually the AA batteries want to be slow charged or trickle charged at a very low amp rate. Usually .2 or 3 amps is all and it should take an hour or two at least from the batteries being totally dead...
Good point Michael, however, since I work at a retail battery place, let me mention this... if you have 2000mah batteries and you have a 200mah charger, it will take aprox. 10 hours to charge the batteries from dead or almost dead. It's hard to charge NiMH trans. packs with a regular charger because it will show a false peak pretty often. Remember, if you are charging with a charger that has delta peak, you must adjust for the extra cells ([email protected]/cell=48mv or .048V so [email protected]/cell=64mv or .064V)
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May I say that we appreciate your expertise oh WISE BATTERIES PLUS GUY!!! However your Batteries Plus batteries SUK!!!!
Well car batteries anyways...

Yeah sorry had to go there
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Oh don't worry, I knew it was coming when I pushed the submit button...LMAO
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Just an update on my Energizer 2500mah rechargables. I finally got some good run time out of these.

5 Hours!! I think what helped me get it to that is I put the batteries into a crappy TX and ran it accidently all the way down from a full charge.

Then when I recharged my charger got them finally nice and warm without false peaking.

So I think my 3pjs was cutting it off before it could really drain them good.

Either way 5 hours. Thats amazing. I can go to the track and run all day without having to recharge im sure.
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Check out ebay. You should be able to get GP 2300 batteries for under $2.00 a piece. There is a guy from Canada that used to blow them out like crazy!!
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