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Old Apr 30, 2011, 06:05 PM
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want small battery pack

Where can I buy a small NiMH battery packs for DLG's?

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Old Apr 30, 2011, 06:08 PM
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http://www.cheapbatterypacks.com/Pro...imh-Cells.aspx
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Old Apr 30, 2011, 06:31 PM
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DLG,

Tried there. Tried to order two packs there but finally gave up after fifteen minutes of trying to checkout. Their secure check-out dosen't like me. I left a rant. Who else could you recommend.

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Old Apr 30, 2011, 06:49 PM
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giving up on the BEC?? LOL

I've got no info for you, been using LiPos exclusively for 10+ years....even in my radios


Have you found the "camera battery" thread??
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Old Apr 30, 2011, 06:50 PM
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Try RCBuilder...they used to sell 250 MAh packs.

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Old Apr 30, 2011, 06:58 PM
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Try here. http://www.onlybatterypacks.com/main.asp

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Old Apr 30, 2011, 07:45 PM
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Nat,

Nope, this is for a Gambler. I have a small (really, really small) NiMH charger, about the size of a finger and 2' long less leads, for a small (30") SAL/slope wing glider. This might work out to be less expensive is all. I like options. Plus I'd need a very small LiPo charger ( and cheep ). I have 3 chargers now but the only one that I have that can charge small 300 to 350 mah at 1c, or what I like, 1/2c is an Astro 109.


kunclebuc,

To large unfortunately. Need small. 250 or less. Cheep battery packe had two different sizes that I wanted but that didn't work out. I wished it had. Maybe it still will.

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Old Apr 30, 2011, 08:23 PM
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Have you considered hacking some cells out of the NiMH 9V battery?
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Old Apr 30, 2011, 09:03 PM
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Radical RC sells some 160 size packs you might like.

Lot's of places to find those little packs...
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Old May 01, 2011, 11:19 AM
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How bout a total change of direction.....Check out the Shread RC smart LiPos...they will fit in anything and charge themselves form any 12 volt source...the only down side is the price, but considering what you get it's still a deal.

http://www.kennedycomposites.com/batteries.htm#
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Old May 01, 2011, 05:46 PM
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As far as I know, when you can get them, Cheap Battery Packs is the best and may be the only place to get the good 250 mah packs. Everyone else seems to have stopped selling them.

Instead of getting mad, try giving them a call or e-mail them or something. When they have them, they are a bargin there. I have bought many in the last year, still prefer them to LiPOs myself, then again I'm old fashioned.


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Old May 01, 2011, 08:49 PM
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Tried there. Tried to order two packs there but finally gave up after fifteen minutes of trying to checkout. Their secure check-out dosen't like me.
I have had great product/service from cheap battery packs. I think the prices/products are worth trying to use a different computer. Borrow one from a family member, use a work pc, etc.

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Old May 01, 2011, 09:08 PM
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What would be a good charger to get for charging up small Rx packs like these?
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Old May 01, 2011, 09:57 PM
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I like the Sirius 100.

You do need to form these packs. Charge them at a constant (not peak detect) 1/10 c for 20ish hours the first charge or two.


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Old May 01, 2011, 10:46 PM
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What would be a good charger to get for charging up small Rx packs like these?
There are several Sirius Pulse Chargers that really work well. If you want to keep flying the same plane, like fly an hour,Recharge and fly again as soon as possible, then I would suggest the "Sirius Charge pro series " but not the souped up "+ " (plus) model which pluse charges at 1000ma. The regular Pro model pluse charges at 500 ma, which is fine and fast for 180- 400Mha battery packs. This means that it takes about 15 minutes to recharge after an hour of flying. The down side is that the Pro charger is expensive, but can sometimes be purchased used at under $100. BTW this charger also will field charge most transmitters. It charges everything at 500ma regardless of the one simple switch setting, which just selects the charge or termination profile (I think) for the receiver battery and has no effect on the Transmitter charging.

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