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Old 07-02-2008, 08:53 AM   #1
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What battery pack you perfer to use on your TX ?

Normal AA alkaline battery or rechargeable AA Battery ??

Or orginal TX NIcad battery ?

How long will they last compare to all this 3 type on long Main ?
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Rechargeables are better than alkilines, not to mention more economical. Usually on a full charge, and depending on capacity, they will last about 3 days of racing, I would try to get 2600mah, bats.

I personaly use a lipo on my 3PK, and has lasted since last charge about a month of racing every sunday. Lipos are way better IMO.
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....I personaly use a lipo on my 3PK, and has lasted since last charge about a month of racing every sunday. Lipos are way better IMO.
I second Nitrodude's statement about LiPo batteries in your transmitter. Did the same as he did in both my 3PK's and will never go back to NiCd or NiMH TX packs. The LiPo charge lasts all day with very little power used (Mine charge up to 12.5v and barely uses 0.2v the entire day!!).
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yep lipo! last's long and weighs less, my radio feels like it has no batteries. Also most top radio's have a low voltage cutoff so you are safe with lipo.
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yep lipo! last's long and weighs less, my radio feels like it has no batteries. Also most top radio's have a low voltage cutoff so you are safe with lipo.
The low voltage cutoff in many of the radios is not effective in "saving" a lipo. The cutoff voltage is too low for use with a lipo battery. Don't depend on that unless you can adjust the low voltage alarm on your radio.
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I recharge my lipo when it gets down to about 10.5 volts.
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