: Reciever Batteries

22-01-2005, 02:49 PM
I have read prett consistently that it's best to get a NiMh battery pack as opposed to using 4 x Alkaline AA batteries.

Is there a problem with using 4 x NiMh AA batteries??

If the only difference is the time they last, can anyone give me any ideas as to how long each type may last?


22-01-2005, 03:13 PM
Using 4NiMhAAs will only give 4.8v and if you have a failsafe it doesent give you much time until it cuts in

your better off buying a reciever pack if you want to have rechargablesEdited by: andy

22-01-2005, 03:26 PM
yeah im running 2500nimh with a failsafe and doesnt last long.

but when i take the failsafe off the batteries last along time

22-01-2005, 03:36 PM
nimh are 1.2 V per cell so youre gonna need 5 cells to get the 6 v required for optimum performancehttps://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif. alkaline are 1.5v per cell but who can be bothered replacing batteries all the time. just get a 5 cell nimh pack, its the best investment you can make

22-01-2005, 04:16 PM
Cool.......... Thanks for the advice.

22-01-2005, 08:34 PM
IMO NiMH is cheaper in the long run, so that's what I use.

I'm only using 4 cells and it works OK. 5 cells for the full 6V would be better - faster and stronger servos - but for my 1/8th buggy 4x1.2V cells works well.

Cheers, Oggy.

27-03-2005, 06:40 PM
Whats a good brand battery pack for my SS Savage receiver ???

"Wheelies on command"

27-03-2005, 07:23 PM
get your hobby shop to make you one. brand ones are usually venom or trinity, and usually arse.

you will be lucky to get a 5 cell hump pack with much more than
1100mAh, but its ok, you wont be spending as much on AAs all the time.

I always pack my 4AA holder with energizer E2s, just incase my RX konks out.

i use 8 energizer E2s in my TX too, they last the longest.

27-03-2005, 08:38 PM
I tried using alkalines in my hyper 7. I'll agree with you
twizm... the E2's definately last the longest, but not as long as a set
of NiMH's. I found that after about an hour, the e2's were
becoming slugish, whereas an 1100MAh venom pack i am finding is lasting
1.5-2+ hours.

In a pinch, alkalines are an alternative. initially cheap, but expensive in the long run.

Make sure you get yourself a good peak detect charger for charging
duties. Money spent here will pay off with good battery life.

27-03-2005, 08:45 PM
I get heaps longer out of a set of NiMh than a set of energizers.

Probably twice as long. Not running a fail save but I had a couple of run aways

after a tank and a half using "normal batteries". No trouble with NiMh.

And it's got nothing to do with cost I get batteries for free!

28-03-2005, 09:18 AM
Does the venom pack fit in the batttrey slot in the savage or do u mount it somewhere else?

"Wheelies on command"

28-03-2005, 09:34 AM
If you really want it there is plenty of room for 5 NiMH AA's. Just go to your local jaycar or trickydicky and get a single AA bat holder. if you don't have reverse I think this the cheapest option. And 2000mA or more not 1100. Yes it Will weigh a little more. Worth it I reckon. I'm happy with 4AA but I run stardard servos atm so less power required.
Edited by: Goodsy

28-03-2005, 04:18 PM
I just use either AA Energizer Max or AA Duracell batteries.
What ever we have got in stock at work... Its free for me so its
good!! Im stocked up at the moment, probably got around 70
Duracell batteries and 12 Energizer Max batteries. I'll be right
for a while https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

28-03-2005, 04:54 PM
i'm using ofna 1400mAH nimh flat pack in my nitro tc3, works good and
last a long time with fail safe and 1 high torque/high speed servo.
Gonna get myself some sanyo cells soon. https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif

28-03-2005, 05:11 PM
Knuckles & I useVENOM packs on all of our R/C nitro cars & trucksand the packs do fitthe Savage....For $20 or so a packits worth the $$$ and peace of mind