View Full Version : 3000 NIMH Are they worth it?
01-17-2001, 09:16 PM
Does anyone know. Folshen I see you have one is it better than a 2400?
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[This message has been edited by Rustler Racer (edited 01-17-2001).]
01-17-2001, 09:46 PM
i have 3000 NiMH batteries.
al i have to say is:
they are not really worth, u are better off buying 3 1700 than 3000 batteries. they need special chargers. so if u dont have a 3000 compatible then u need to buy one. u also have to keep monitoring them. even though u have a peak charger. they can still false peak. NiCads have more high end punch
while the 3000 is kind of just an increase in run time. they also dont last that long
NOTE: after u use ur 3000 battery and are not planning on charging it right away, DO NOT discharge it!!!!!!! only discharge it when ur also about to charge it....
dont get it real hot when u charge them or it will mess up ur cells....
good luck of u buy one!!!!!
3000's are too much of a hastle and are not worth the gain or the price
01-18-2001, 06:01 AM
Well I just got into the whole R/C scene about a year ago and started with a pair of Amp Maxx II packs. My buddy had a pair of 3000's and I was just amazed at the difference in runtime. We never clocked actual minutes but I could easily burn both of mine up while he still had plenty of juice on the first one. So with the tax return I went and bought a pair myself. $120 on batteries seemed a bit nuts but again, that was nearly a year ago and their both still going strong.
Just a personal opinion here but with the more than doubled run times and never having to worry about discharging a pack I wouldn't go any other way.
As for the special charger, yeah I'm aware your supposed to have one but since day one I've been using the Mega Peak. Seems to work for me.
01-18-2001, 07:20 AM
Compared to a 1500 I could see where you would think a 3000 was a big improvement but 1500s are not a good comparison. Now compared to a 2400 and you will not notice much difference in run time but the 2400 will have a lot more punch/power. They also are a much more durable cell that will hold up better and you wont need a high dollar charger to safely peak them. For most people the 2400s are the best choice.
01-18-2001, 05:12 PM
go with trinity.....they have one of the best batteries.......
01-19-2001, 12:11 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by dockman:
For most people the 2400s are the best choice.</font>
Are you talking about 2400 NiCds?
Who has the best price on 2400 NiCds sport packs (or loose cells)? How about quality matched race packs (or cells)?
01-26-2001, 07:15 AM
In my opinion there not worth the money and you have to be careful when you charge them or it will damage the cells. I run a duratrax sanyo rc-2400 battery and it kicks
[This message has been edited by Drive Dog (edited 01-26-2001).]
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