Rechargeable battery recommendations

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Re: Rechargeable battery recommendations

Post by cheese » October 26th, 2017, 3:00 pm

Yup, I think any amount of NIMH or NICAD batteries are good now that the rules have been updated.
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Re: Rechargeable battery recommendations

Post by reed303 » October 26th, 2017, 3:08 pm

cheese wrote:Yup, I think any amount of NIMH or NICAD batteries are good now that the rules have been updated.
Rule 3 b says "a maximum of 8 (eight) AA 1.5-volt common, commercially available batteries, as labeled by the manufacturer. Rechargeable batteries are allowed."
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Re: Rechargeable battery recommendations

Post by shrewdPanther46 » October 26th, 2017, 5:39 pm

I think he meant that you can use any amount of batteries from 1-8. So essentially, running 5 batteries on a 6V motor is allowed (by far the best option).

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Re: Rechargeable battery recommendations

Post by TylerB » November 2nd, 2017, 12:33 pm

Are the NiMH batteries ok? In the Hovercraft forum they said we aren't able to because they contain a small quantity of lithium :D https://system.na3.netsuite.com/core/me ... c&_xt=.pdf

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Re: Rechargeable battery recommendations

Post by Unome » November 2nd, 2017, 1:34 pm

TylerB wrote:Are the NiMH batteries ok? In the Hovercraft forum they said we aren't able to because they contain a small quantity of lithium :D https://system.na3.netsuite.com/core/me ... c&_xt=.pdf
The battery policy that caused this concern has been updated - see here.
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Re: Rechargeable battery recommendations

Post by sciencekidsrock » December 31st, 2017, 7:34 pm

Really quick tip, buy High-discharge Ni-Cad batteries.

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Re: Rechargeable battery recommendations

Post by retired1 » January 2nd, 2018, 9:49 am

My preference is for high mamp hour NiMH.

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Re: Rechargeable battery recommendations

Post by shrewdPanther46 » January 2nd, 2018, 5:24 pm

retired1 wrote:My preference is for high mamp hour NiMH.
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