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Thread: Ni Cad batteries Versus the newer types

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    Ni Cad batteries Versus the newer types

    I'm getting back in to radio control after about 13 years. All my battery packs (Ni Cad) are shot and I need to know if I should consider a newer type of battery? Are the newer types compatible with the Ni Cad chargers?

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    Re: Ni Cad batteries Versus the newer types

    The Lithium batteries definitley are NOT.
    The only near one's are the Nickel Metal Hydrides and they are starting to disappear.
    I suggest that you need to consider going to Lithiums.
    Also with this change you will need to change the ESC's in your models to be Lithium compatible in
    the cut off voltages.
    I hope this helps a bit.
    Jay
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    Re: Ni Cad batteries Versus the newer types

    Are you talking about the nicads for the receiver pack used in glow planes, or the use of nicads for powering electric motors?

    Those are completely different uses!

    Nicad packs are still used to power the receiver and servos on gas /glow planes and some electrics. Nimh batteries don't have the memory problems and are used here also.

    To power electric motor though, lipos are the only way to go now and they require a lipo charger. They are MUCH lighter and can supply an amazing amount of power.

    Cliff

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    Senior Member Jay Burkart's Avatar
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    Re: Ni Cad batteries Versus the newer types

    I agree.

    I am in a rut and only think of power systems.
    Of course that is because I only fly electric and have been doing so for right at 20 years.
    Sold my fuel engines back in 1980.
    Jay
    SAM Grand Champion 2004.07,10,12

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