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Old Jun 27, 2001, 09:14 PM
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Energizer ACCU AAA cells

I have a pack of eight of these that I use in slow flyers. THey are light and 720mah so they work great.

Does anyone know what kind of amperage I could get out of them?

I'm tempted to put them in the Zagi...
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Old Jun 27, 2001, 10:18 PM
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Gerald used them in a Skimmer glider last weekend with a direct drive speed 400 and I think a 6x4.5 prop? He said they were just warm so you might be OK if your zagi is stock.
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Old Jun 28, 2001, 08:33 AM
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Actually they are marked as 700mah but I am not so sure they are not the same as Sanyo 720's (marked 'HR' on bottom - any ideas?)

You can get a good 3-4 Amps from them and even push to 5 amps but the voltage takes a nose dive above that.

I use them on my Astro 010 projects (8 and 10 cell packs). They seem to work great and take a lot of abuse.

Direct drive speed 400 on 6.5x4 is waaaay too much for these AAA cells - perhaps they were the AA cells?

Good luck!

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Old Jun 28, 2001, 01:56 PM
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Yes, they are the AAA size and say 720mah on them.

I'm not sure about the 'HR' I'll check them tonight and see for sure.

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Old Jun 28, 2001, 02:06 PM
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Hmm - I didn't know Energizer started listing them as 720mah. I knwo the Panasonic cells are 720's, but the Energizer Accu cells that I have delt with are marked as 700mah and cannot handle more than 4-5 amps without dropping serious voltage.

I suppose they would run a 400 direct with that prop, but the power would be way down comared to an AA cell or a 600AE.

I'm betting you are actually using Panasonic cells, not that there would be a huge difference.

Good luck and have fun!

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Old Jun 29, 2001, 12:44 AM
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Originally posted by stevem:
Actually they are marked as 700mah but I am not so sure they are not the same as Sanyo 720's (marked 'HR' on bottom - any ideas?)

You can get a good 3-4 Amps from them and even push to 5 amps but the voltage takes a nose dive above that.

I use them on my Astro 010 projects (8 and 10 cell packs). They seem to work great and take a lot of abuse.

Direct drive speed 400 on 6.5x4 is waaaay too much for these AAA cells - perhaps they were the AA cells?

Good luck!

Steve

Nope, they were the AAA cells, maybe he will see this post and reply.
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