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Old Jan 16, 2012, 05:31 PM
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Need to get better run time

Hello once again I'm a newbie.last month I got a nitro sport. Was very pleased love it. Wanted a battery powered too. So I got a grave digger monster jam.(traxxas of course) . Well I love truck just not happy with 8 hour charging 15 min run. I have been looking at batteries and charges on tons of sites but confused. What I'm asking is does anyone no a good cheap charger that's faster ? It can charge nimh batt. I'll buy some more of the hump batteries if I have to. The whole lipo confuses me a little or should I get lipo and charger if so any good cheap ones out there? Would like to charge faster and have more run time! Thinking about getting a fast charger another 8.4 v nimh battery and the adapter that hooks them together. Any ideas please!This is also posted in off road cars I got hardly any responses
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 07:53 PM
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Get a better charger and more packs, or make the jump to lipo packs. More run time and they're much easier to find good deals on.

I have this charger: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._GENUINE_.html

You'll have to measure your chassis, but this should fit without modifications:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

You will have to change the plugs so that the ESC, charger and batteries all have the same type of plugs, but that's as easy as buying them and soldering them on.
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 10:55 AM
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Im wondering about a faster charger for my Animus 18sc that has a 1100mAh NiMH
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 01:05 PM
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multi charger that can charge Nimhs-Nicads-Lipo-Life then you won't have to buy another charger again if your using nimh now then decide to try lipo.
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 05:09 PM
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Went to tower hobbies and got a duratrax 235 advanced charger . Onyx 3000mah nimh battery(so I'll have 2) a 2s 4000mah traxxas lipo. And some stuff for sons nitro sport I needed. Hope that gives me more time running.
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