Who's got the hookups on batteries nowadays + other dumb questions....

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masterbeavis

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I've been out of the loop for a while, dropped off of the face of the earth back when GP3300's were new to the market, and King Shi___... Now I see there are 3600, 4200, 4500, and 5000 MAH packs out there with cells I have never heard of before. So what decent to good cells are out there, and where is a good place to get an excellent deat on either loose cells, or assembled packs? Intended application is a bone stock Emaxx, future upgrade to a brushless motor possibly? I have a Triton2, Super Brain 959, (first gen?) Pinnacle+, and the Dynamite Mega Dual-E. Are these things good enough chargers for today's batteries? I never did get a good answer on whether the Dual-E would properly charge NIMH batteries, will it??

A couple of my battery packs (now old as hell) have no markers on them for whether they are NICD or NIMH, and have a colored jacket that prevents me from identifying the cell, or any writing on them. When I charge them, I just set the timer to NIMH and it goes to town, but is there a way to (guess) what the cell chemistry is without opening up the packs?


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Any batteries will be better than the ones that have been laying around for years. As for identifying the cells, I wouldn't worry about it. If the manufacturer didn't print the specs on the shrink wrap, they're nothing special. Probably 1100-1500 nicd. This is only a guess. If they take a charge and satisfy you, by all means use them. The charger question; I couldn't tell ya. I charge 3000 nimhs with my Dynamite Vision Peak which is almost ten years old, and it works fine. I think as long as you charge at the right amp output, you can use older nicd chargers with nimh cells. I would get a second opinion, though.
 

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Any batteries will be better than the ones that have been laying around for years. As for identifying the cells, I wouldn't worry about it. If the manufacturer didn't print the specs on the shrink wrap, they're nothing special. Probably 1100-1500 nicd. This is only a guess. If they take a charge and satisfy you, by all means use them. The charger question; I couldn't tell ya. I charge 3000 nimhs with my Dynamite Vision Peak which is almost ten years old, and it works fine. I think as long as you charge at the right amp output, you can use older nicd chargers with nimh cells. I would get a second opinion, though.

Some of the packs I own have had the stickers come off either because of water, wear, or cheap stickers. Back in my day, unless you were buying a super expensive pack, all most all sport packs were wrapped in colored shrink wrap, I have no clue what they are anymore, aside from a rough guesstimate on capacity based on what the charger states they are holding.
 

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