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Old Oct 25, 2005, 01:30 PM
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New Tx battery for Optic 6

Does anyone know of any inexpensive battery packs that can be used in the Optic 6 transmitter and have at least 1100 mAh? I would like to be able to fast charge it as well, if possible, instead of the normal 15 hour charge that is required on the standard pack which is 600 mAh.
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Old Oct 25, 2005, 02:03 PM
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Your best bet is to make up your own from loose cells. Or, you can order packs from places like http://www.cheapbatterypacks.com. I made up my own 8 cell pack from some 2150Mah NiMh, and I easily get 10 hours of operating time from my Optic.
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Old Oct 25, 2005, 02:11 PM
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I don't have the Opitc 6, but I have the Elipse 7. I believe 8 AA size batteries also fit into the opitc 6. I use 8 AA size - 2000 mAhr NiMH (Lenmar from fry's electronics) and solder them up with thin copper strips. Wrap it with battery shrink wrap. So far made 2 sets and never run out of juice.

Charge it up with my Triton Charger. I believe 3 to 4 hrs charge time depends on the current setting.

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Old Oct 25, 2005, 02:11 PM
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Here's a 1800 mAh NiMH pack at a great price..

http://www.allerc.com/product_info.php?products_id=116

You should still slow charge it the first few times as new Ni packs need to be formed..



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Old Oct 25, 2005, 04:15 PM
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I made up my own 8 cell pack from some 2150Mah NiMh, and I easily get 10 hours of operating time from my Optic.
Wow, I only get ~4 hours from some 2300mAh in an Eclipse...I'm presuming battery use is similar... I do think this is a bit low, considering what I get from the stock 600mAh pack...may be time for some cell maintenance. Are you using the synth. module, that really sucks the juice?
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Old Oct 25, 2005, 05:08 PM
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Wow, I only get ~4 hours from some 2300mAh in an Eclipse...I'm presuming battery use is similar... I do think this is a bit low, considering what I get from the stock 600mAh pack...may be time for some cell maintenance. Are you using the synth. module, that really sucks the juice?
You should get at least 6 hours from 2300s in the Eclispe. Mine does have the synth. module . Current drain is 250 mAh..

My Tranmitter pack Thread :
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=327288

See post # 7 which has actual voltage read outs.


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Old Oct 25, 2005, 05:57 PM
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Ah, thanks. I thought the time was getting low, seemed shorter than before... Anyway, I found I have 2 cells that are much lower voltage than the other 6 so maintenance time... The last pack of 1600's I used gave me 4 hours, so something was up with the 2300's, so this post was timely...
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Old Oct 25, 2005, 07:11 PM
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Hmmm.... maybe I better double check my time. I was fairly positive that's how long I got out of it. And I am using the Synth module. Whatever the actual length, it's plenty, now!
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