So, before I forget to mention this. I should add that these questions pertain more to the EZ starter for Nitro and not really batteries for racing per say.
So, I bought a battery charger about 14 years ago. It's a 1 amp trickle charge at 35-75mA and a 5 amp fast charge. Because of its age, it was meant to charge NiCd batteries. So, is it still possible to use it to charge LiPo batteries too or am I going to need a more modern charger to charge a newer battery?
I realize that because this is only for starting a truck and not racing, I'm not going to need the top of the line battery. However, I am curious about the battery capacity rating. If I get a 3600mah battery vs. a 1800mah battery, will it only carry a longer charge for more starts or will I get better peak performance too? The battery I have now is 14 y/o too so its ability to put out has diminished. So, I have to put a glow plug warmer on to use the EZ starter to turn over the motor; it is too much of a stain on it to try to do both right now. I also realize that battery technology has improved over the years as well so they have a much better plateau before losing output now. While I am sure a 1800 is all I really need but would I get a longer battery life and better starting with a 3600?
Please and thank you for all of your answers.