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    nimh or nich ?

    Which battery is better ni mh or ni ch ?

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    NiMH seeing how I never heard of a NICH. I think you meant NiCd( nickle cadmium), which NiMH(nickle metal hydride) still is better.

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    What is with the Ni-Cd talk lately? I have heard whispers of them in the E-Maxx forum, too! Ni-Cd's are a thing of the past, and will never go beyond 2400mAh. They were great in their day, but Ni-Mh cells are the best option between the two in terms of voltage, capacity, and so on.
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    Ni-cd's are from like the 50's

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    the only good thing is they can provide decent amps and are sopposed to have 1000+ cycles but that is the only good thing because you alyays have to discharge the pack or deal with the memory effect.
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    lipo? lol....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit_Kaine
    Ni-cd's are from like the 50's
    yeah no kidding
    but can you believe i made some 7cell ni-cd's from 2000mah Radio Shack batteries that were 5 years old for my e-maxx. it went fast for the first 200FT!
    And after 6 runs some cells died hehe!
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    i have always had ok luck with nimh but tenergt i had much more problems wiht...
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    NiMH is so 1999.

    A123 is the future.
    The present is LiPo.
    Faster Higher Longer Harder
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    a123s r quite rediculous but it seems they dont hav the capacity yet. the highest ive seen was like 2400mah.
    time for college.

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    LiFe cells (A123) have been around for a while now... the thing I do not like about them is the voltage. Do they still have those voltage enhancer things that they used to have?
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    Just wanted to know the difference!

    I have a nich battery that it is at least 20+ years old and still works . I use it as a starter battery and it does not last very long . I thaught it was because of the age . This battery was on a shelf not been used for at least 16 years . when I got back into my hobby I thaught that I would need a new battery so I got a nimh to start my 3.3 . I thaught that I would charge this old battery up and give it a go and it works just like it did 20+ years ago . The new nimh batteries work so much better and hold a charge longer. I just thaught that I would get your views on them . thanks chris...

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    What is nich?
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    its a new kind of battery that he made up.
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    [QUOTE= Ni-Cd's are a thing of the past, and will never go beyond 2400mAh. They were great in their day, but Ni-Mh cells are the best option between the two in terms of voltage, capacity, and so on.[/QUOTE]


    Not made up from me I just own one.

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    Are you sure that it's not a Ni-Cd?
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    Don't you get it cooleo? He has a Nickel-Chocolate battery. I got some of them for Halloween. They were crunchy and delicious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustlerRacer16
    Don't you get it cooleo? He has a Nickel-Chocolate battery. I got some of them for Halloween. They were crunchy and delicious.
    nich is not a battery chem! its nicad! i would have to say nether! lipos are a much better!

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    Re: the voltage enhancer thing on A123 cells- I've seen that item on the A123 website. Doesnt seem terribly useful for RC use though for many reasons (size/weight/current draw etc).

    The voltage is a pain, but 5s a123 = 4s lipo, and 6s a123 = 5s lipo more or less, its so close it shouldnt be an issue with any modern esc. The MMM can handle upto 7s a123 (I use 6s packs), and the hvmaxx/ evx(2) can handle 5s a123, so its alright really.

    The biggest pain is mounting those suckers- god bless the 3905 and Gorillamaxx chassis; gotta feel bad for the erevo and summit guys though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Oracle
    Re: the voltage enhancer thing on A123 cells- I've seen that item on the A123 website. Doesnt seem terribly useful for RC use though for many reasons (size/weight/current draw etc).

    The voltage is a pain, but 5s a123 = 4s lipo, and 6s a123 = 5s lipo more or less, its so close it shouldnt be an issue with any modern esc. The MMM can handle upto 7s a123 (I use 6s packs), and the hvmaxx/ evx(2) can handle 5s a123, so its alright really.

    The biggest pain is mounting those suckers- god bless the 3905 and Gorillamaxx chassis; gotta feel bad for the erevo and summit guys though...
    thats where the kershaw designs chassis comes into play
    http://kershawdesigns.com/ blasted kd url's!

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    Its not the URLS, it the inexperienced web user, har har har...

    High CoG chassis 3905

    Low CoG chassis 3905

    I wouldnt buy either myself if I was looking for one- my only complaint is that he is a little nervous of the tap & die sets; nuts and bolts to hold a chassis together is a little... hack.... :/
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