1800mah Nicad VS 3300mah NiMH
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    R/C Newbie Anthrax is on a distinguished road
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    I've been using the 1800mah Ni cad battery's that came with my car for a bit now, and I've never thought of changing to differnt type.

    What difference in drive time will i get with a 3300mah NiMH battery ? how about a 3800mah NiMH ?


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    Well it is also the way you charge your batts.....Charge them with a higher Amperage you'll get more outta out...but less time.....more power..less time....the higher the pack's amp hours the more the battery can store....most people who race will go for 4200nimh batts.....you'll notice the difference in performance thats for sure...

    the lower the amperage the more drive time but the less power...but with a fully charged 4200 (charges to 4500, mine at 5.0a) it lasts for about 25-30 mins....track conditions taht is.

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    With the higher capacity batterys run time will be more than doubled. You wont be much difference in speed tho.

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    i don't need speed, this thing is too fast

    The charger says it can do 1,2 and 3ah ?

    what does that mean ?


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    that is the amount of Amps you can be passing through t he pack....i rekon my car got a big boost using the 4200's
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    charging at with 1 amp selected will charge a 3300mah batt in about 3 hours or so
    charging at 3 amp with the 3300mah batt will charge in 1 hour or so

    YOU select/ determine the rate of charge in an 1 hour
    1amp
    will charge a slower charge over an hour

    3 amp is faster at 3amps per hour
    so on and so forth
    4amps per hour
    just make sure your charger can do nimh

    if i were you a couple of 3000mah batts should do you well
    heck maybe just the one

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    If you have had the 1800 for a while and change to a higher capacity pack, you will notice a speed increase, not heaps, but you will see a difference. especially if its going from 1800 to a 4000ish pack.

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    The longer run time you have, the more your engine will heat up. To ensure minimal engine damage from extended run time, don't forget to find some good heat sinks.
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