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Old 10-27-2002, 10:58 PM   #1
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hey guys... thanks for ur responses on my last thread. im still messing with my engine... and its getting better and better when im doing it... but anyways, heres my other question.. i want to get new batteries for my transmitter and reciever, i dont want to get expensive ones because im not a hardcore racer that spends hecka money to win and to compete (not trying to dis, much respect).. i just want some batteries that kinda last long and are cheap.. i saw some rayovac aa batteries that i want to get.. are they good? or what other batteries are good huh? oh yeah, one more thing... can u recharge batteries that doesnt say "rechargeable"? thanks people
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At costco, they have the best set of batteries. It has eight rechargable 1600mah nimhs AA's and two AAA's (?)mah and a charger that charges four at a time for a period of five hours.
This cost about 20-30 dollars. cheap, but I don't know if they still have these. Most places, for those rechargable batt.s you would need 30 dollars without charger.
I, however, suggest this only for your transmitter. i seriously suggest you get a true five cell hobby type batt. the kind shown in magazines. Get a MRC 959 superbrain to charge it and you'll never buy batteries again.

I highly suggest you do it this way. Don't use four rechargable AA's in a plastic reciever battery box.
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well buying some really expensive batteries wont make the car run any better or steer better.... they will just last longer than the crap ones
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Actually, they can.

What I mean is if you are using a five cell receiver pack, but you used to use a four cell AA battery holder, with rechargable batteries inside, then, you would be adding an additional 1.2 volts to the opperation of your reciever and servos.
you also save weight because a typical rc specific battery, that uses 2/3A type batteries, weighs less than that battery cradle with four AA sized batteries in place.

But for some cars, an RC specific battery is necesarry, and these gas cars would be 1/8 onroad cars, kyosho voner, Trinity nitro Reflex, Mugen MTX2 and Yokomo GTR4 unless you could find that funky battery box that they use in the RTR version of the car. There are many other cars that require the use of rc specific batteries. i say its better to get now what you will need later, that way you don't panick when later comes.

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can you recharge batteries that doesnt say rechargeable?
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Try it and let us know.
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can you recharge batteries that doesnt say rechargeable?
You shouldn't.

I have recharged Alkiline cells in the past with a NiCad/Alkiline Charger ( BuddyL or something, It was given to me about 6+ years ago ). I HAVE had cells leak before...

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So have I ....
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But you can charge the rechargable alkalines. Make sure you have the right charger, otherwise.... KABOOM

Its generally better to get nimhs or nicads opposed to rechargable alkalines, they kinda suck.
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Im running alkalines in my controller, havent missed a beat, they were in it for about 12 hours with no recharge, were not showing that they were going flat on the transmitter, but i just took them out and recharged them to be safe, i dont want a run-away $700 car that i can't afford to replace
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