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Old 08-10-2007, 08:34 AM   #1
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Looking at the Smart-Fly products.
I am interested in the Power Expander Sport
and the BatShare.

Now they quote to be used with 5 cell nicd/nimh packs,
A123 batteries or lion packs.

Two Questions.

What are A123 batteries?

Can these product be used with 4 cell nicd/nimh packs?

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Old 10-01-2007, 06:23 AM   #2
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May I suggest looking into the new Power Expander Sport Plus which has the bat share AND optic kill switch built right in. I can't speak on the A123 batteries, but I like that it is an option. Yes, the unit will work on 4 or 5 cell batteries. The main difference is the type of battery connecter that comes with the unit. It isn't a deans connector, its a regulat rc connector. And it also doesn't have a voltage regulator built into it since a 4 or 5 cell back doesn't need to be regulated down for the receiver like a 2 cell lipo does (7.4 Volts).

Hiflight Rc brings their products into Canada. I've seen great hobbies and hobby wholesale advertise them on their websites.

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Old 10-01-2007, 07:17 AM   #3
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A123 is a Lithium battery technology that is supposed to be safer than LiPo (which are perfectly safe as long as you take care of them).
The power density is somewhere between NiMh and LiPo.

A123 are the type used in Lithium power tools and Toronto's new hybrid buses.
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