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Old 09-27-2001, 04:56 AM   #1
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i am looking to get new batteries whith lots of power but still need to last 5 min. without dumping out befor the race is over.what should i get.i race stock.i havent bought batteries in a while so i don't know what is the bomb today. thanks for the info////////
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I would get a nice set of 2400's for racing stock, or a set of 3000 SMH if you have a charger that is ment for NiMh cells.
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Old 09-27-2001, 06:50 AM   #3
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yeah, the stock metal hydrides are where it's at right now for all types of racing. i'm curious about performance of the integy ones. of course, you will have to have a recent charger that can do nimh, but you may as well do it instead of putting money into nicads that will likely be osolete in a few years. just my two cents.
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is it true that nimh's dont have the needed "punch" that the car needs that can be provided by nicad's? and what charger can u guys recommend? thnx
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though i haven't run 'em, the stock metals are supposed to have the punch of nicads and the staying power of the standard nimh's. sounds too good to be true, but many stock racers are using them, so they can't be too flat. and if you ever run mod, you're good to go. personally i'm waiting for the novak millenium pro to be available around here. i have a cyclone esc and it'll program the profiles. otherwise the new integy 16x5 is well hyped right now. close to $200 i think though. maybe $170.

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It depends on how much you want to spend. No matter what, I would get a nice charger such as the tekin BC112C, Integy 16*5, Novak Millemium, Pit bull, CS Space charger etc. All of those will charge nimh cells. Next, how much do you want to spend on batteries? The SMH's have just slightly less voltage than 2400s. I have heard that the Sanyo 3000's will loose run time after 40 runs. So right now you can choose between the SMH's and 2400s. For stock, I would say 2400s, cuase they are easy to take care of. SMH's are a little more pricey, and right now there is no method for care that everyone agrees on. Still, they are supposed to be great cells, and will maintain voltage longer.

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Old 09-30-2001, 08:32 AM   #7
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We use 2400s for stock and I've been happy with ESP batts so far. I may try some Integys (the advertised voltage numbers are higher). These brands run about $40-$60 per six cells. You don't have to spend big bucks on batts to be competitive.

Definitelty get a good charger. That's next on my list.
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Why not just get the indi 16x3 pro v2.5 it's a good charger and is nimh capable as well as AC/DC so no annoying $100 dollar converters to carry around. For $123 it's a good buy at www.speedtechrc.com .
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