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Old Jan 09, 2013, 03:25 PM
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What batteries do manufacturers (and modders) use in 1:64 cars?

I'm new to the RC space, but I'm designing a tiny vehicle (1:64) for which I need a correspondingly tiny battery.

If you have a ZipZap or a Team Losi Micro T or anything similar, I'd love to know what battery comes with the car. (To be clear: I mean what battery comes in the car, not in the charger.)

Extra credit if you can tell me how much current the charger pumps into the battery...

Thanks in advance...

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Old Jan 10, 2013, 03:09 PM
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Usually come with 1 or 2 NiMH 1.2v cells around 30-50mAh.

When I've modified small cars I've usually put a 130mAh to 240mAh LiPo depending on space.

The Micro T is a completely different scale (1:32?) to the 1:64 cars and can take much larger LiPo cells.

The sizes I mentioned for LiPos are probably overkill though, you can use a 70mAh cell for such small cars and it lasts for a good amount of time.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 05:47 PM
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single cell lipo can not take any more than 4.2v and depending on mah will depend on how much you can charge it @ . example 70 mah 1 cell lipo 4.2v @ .7mah max charge
if you try and fast charge is will ruin / catch fire your lipo . and should never be discharged below 3.0v .
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