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Old 04-12-2006, 07:21 PM   #1
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i,m thinking of making my own battery packs.i have made them before with no is the situation.i want to purchase two sets of battery packs from canadian tire.

they are the durracell 2500mha batteries.they sell for 14.00 for a pack of four.i was wondering if anybody here on this site has used these particular
brand of batteries to make their battery packs.

will these batteries hold up with digital servos or will they fail.any input and answers appreciated.thanks

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Old 04-12-2006, 09:09 PM   #2
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I once read something about batteries on RC aircraft that went something like this:

"You bought a $300 plane, a $200 engine, $80 receiver, $200 in servos and you want to slap the cheapest batteries you can in it? Get some good Sanyo Cells for $30 from a good site and you will never have to blame it on crappy batteries, just crappy thumbs."

On that note, most local battery places can and will make good battery packs with good Sanyo cells for much cheaper than what Futaba or other Radical RC in the US, Cheap fast and well built.

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Old 04-12-2006, 09:20 PM   #3
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Costco has Sanyo cells 2500mah in a pack of 8 with 2 additional AAA 900mah cells for $15.99. The cells say Sanyo right on them. Getting ripped off doesn't mean quality, it just means your getting ripped off.
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another thing I've read is that some of those Large Capacity AA NiMh cells can't be Fast Charged and have a lower discharge capability due to the high Internal resistance of the cells. I use 1650 mAh packs and am very pleased with the run time and charge rate of the cells. Also the best Sanyo cells are the green case ones that aren't button topped for soldering purposes.

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