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Old Dec 27, 2008, 12:50 PM
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Rechargeable Batteries for Remote


Most remote controls use eight (8) AA batteries. What is the best option for rechargeable batteries and chargers. Do they make a charger that can do all eight batteries at a time? Are any batteries better than others. Where is the best place to buy the batteries and charger? Appreciate your help...
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Old Dec 27, 2008, 01:39 PM
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yes you can get wall chargers that can do 8 cells, your remote transmitter may have a jack in the side. as for battery brand, I use sanyo,
Old Dec 27, 2008, 08:48 PM
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Wow can you open up a can of worms asking about chargers. I use a smart charger and get good life out of my batteries. But their is a ton of different "smart chargers" out there. Most are pretty good to very good. They are not overkill if you look at the price of batteries and the additional life they get out of the batteries especially if your using nicad batteries.

Oh by the way I use duracell 2650mah. They are nimh. I got 8 of them in a pack from Wallyworld for $19.00 with a cheap charger!
Old Dec 27, 2008, 10:06 PM
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i personally think if you are going to buy a charger buy one that does nicads rite threw to lipos as you never know when you mite need it
just my 2c scott
Old Dec 27, 2008, 10:31 PM
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Good point Ozzie-Crawl but I think all the smart chargers these days will handle lipo's. Their may be a few old ones around but for the most part they will handle any battery.
I'd like to know how they put all that magic in that little box. All I do is hook up whatever battery I need charged and put the temperature sensor on the battery. It takes a second and knows what kind of battery or batteries they are and starts charging them. The only thing I have to do manual is tell it slow charge or quick charge and wether or not to discharge the battery first.
Old Dec 28, 2008, 09:03 AM
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Most remote controls use eight (8) AA batteries. What is the best option for rechargeable batteries and chargers. Do they make a charger that can do all eight batteries at a time? Are any batteries better than others. Where is the best place to buy the batteries and charger? Appreciate your help...
I use & suggest you get NiMh battery for your TX, I am using 2600mah AA NiMh in my TX and they seem to last for weeks on end. NiMh are also knowed to not have such a (MEMORY) and can be recharge even if they are not fully discharged. AND you will be glad that you didnt get LIPO for your TX the next time you forget to turn it off, like I sometimes DO. Electronic store like RADIO SHACK, THE SOURCE, you can get plastic tray ( battery holder ) that will hold your 8AA, or if you can solder, you can solder on a charging tab on your TX or what I think is easiest is IF YOUR TX as a 8AA battery pack holder like some PISTOL GRIP TX, you can just remove it from the TX and use wires with clips to hook up on the +- of the pack to charge it.

AS for a CHARGER, get a multi-type charger. YOU will be glad that you have it when you get better bigger battery AKA LIPO

EXEMPLE OF MULTI CHARGER
http://www.duratrax.com/caraccys/dtxp4230.html
Old Dec 28, 2008, 12:47 PM
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Vouching Freechips advice! I use GP's 2700 and they do seem to last on ends, yet if not sure no problem on the recharge and I have had them forever And not all chargers handle LiPo but get one that does, it's the way it's (going maybe not immediately but.....!). If you treat your LiPo's right they will meet you on the same level! Boo
Old Dec 28, 2008, 08:21 PM
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Thank You For All Of Your Responses... I Will Certainly Take It All Into Consideration, Before Making A Decision.


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