Originally Posted by rikybob
Yer gonna love it ya Posh Git!
My DX7 would only last a few hours!
Wow, that's pretty bad. I went with the Eneloops early on in my DX7. I didn't "trust" it with a lipo pack since it wasn't designed with one in mind, unlike the DX8, and there were some power regulation/voltage issues if you didn't solder a diode in-line with the battery. The DX8 has a menu setting where you actually select "lipo", so it auto-corrects for voltage and whatnot. Plus, the DX7 doesn't have an "inactivity alarm" and I know I'd accidentally leave my TX on at some point and destroy the lipo.
The DX8 alarms (could wake the dead) after 10 minutes of complete inactivity with no input at all. Also, the lipo can be charged in the TX with the stock charger, it auto balances and has a low voltage cutoff all built in. DX7 had none of that...