what cells???

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  1. monsterrcbuilder04

    monsterrcbuilder04 Active Member

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    what size cells are used in rc packs?THANX!!!
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    In electric 6cell packs: sub-c
    In RX 5 cell packs: 2/3A
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    in the RX (recivers)i use Nicad 4 cell AA pack.

    if you run an Electric powered car,it is often that you dont need an Rx pack.just the 6cell battery
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    can i use whatever cells i want or does it have to be the sub-c?
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    For size, weight, and output, they are the best size, unless you want to invest in Poly cells (Lith-ion).
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    i saw those but i wasnt sure if i could use a regular charger with those. whats the difference between the lith-ion cells and the nicad and nimh?
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    No, you can't use a regular charger on poly batts. There are just a few different ones out there right now, but as they get more popular there will be more choises of chargers.
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    ok, i dont think im going to get them they're a little expensive
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    cells for what?the reciever or for the motor that propells the car?
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    use what is avalible that you can afford.the size would be sub-c.you dont even need to know that.just get a standard 6 or 7 cell pack
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    Tim, why does he not need to know this, is it a secret? Thats what these forums are for, to ask questions and get answers, maybe he wants to build his own packs.
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    you can build them yourself if you know how.i build them myself.i build 16 cell packs somtimes.when i run 16 cells it is actualy two 6 packs and one 4 cell pack.i connect the packs in series with plugs.this way i can break them down to charge them with an inexpensive charger.

    my father and a few people i know who race build 6 packs with the cells soldered side by side and dont use shrink wrap.they use battery bars.and discharge every cell seperatley.that is pretty extreme.the chargers they use cost over $300.thats extreme too.with them chargers they can charge a 20 cell pack all at once.

    what do you want to build?6cell packs?
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    6 and 7 cell packs
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    how many cells can your speed control handle?
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    i'm getting the streak so 10. right now im on the stock msc which i think i fried
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    i have two Streaks.they are good.so why not make a 10 cells pack?
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    i would have to rip it apart to charge it
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    no you dont.just use four Power Pole connectors.two on a 4 cell pack and 2 on a 6 cell pack. charge them seperatly.then what you do is connect + from the 6cell pack to the - of the 4cell pack.then you have a + and -.connect that to the speed control.
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