The Many Types of RC Car Batteries!
These batteries can be nickel-cadmium (NiCD) or nickel-hydride (NiMH). NiCD batteries are an older type while NiMH batteries are a new type. Several manufactures provide batteries, good brands are Sanyo, Tamiya, Orion, Fukuyama, Panasonic and Trinity. Electric rc cars and trucks need rechargeable rc car batteries to run, they are a very important rc car part.
Usually, a battery pack with an output of 7.2 volts is needed to run an electric rc truck or car. Batteries needed to run electric rc cars are usually available in packs of six and over. Fully charged, these battery packs can last for about 10 minutes but this duration can vary according to driving conditions.
Batteries are also required to run radio transmitters, used to control electric and nitro rc cars. A radio transmitter requires 12 volts for operation this can be provided by 8AA sized batteries. Rechargeable batteries can be used in transmitters; they generate 9.6 volts but still provide enough of power. Listed below are some of the many battery packs available in the market:
- Tamiya Ni-MH 7.2V 3600mAh
One of the best rc battery packs on the market, this quick charging high performance battery pack consists of six cells packed in a transparent unit. Each battery in this pack has 3600mAh capacity.
- Nosram 1800mAh, 7.2V NiCd
Used in HPI RTR Sprint 2 cars manufactured by HPI Racing these rechargeable batteries come in a battery pack consisting of tested Nosram 1800mAh cells.
- Powerpack NiMH
This battery pack is manufactured by Nosram and is available in capacities ranging from 1600mAh up to 3600mAh. The Powerpack NiMH can be fast charged, contains high power NiMH cells and provides maximum drive times.
- Two 7.2V 4200mAh NiMH SC Battery Pack
This two pack set consists of 12 high-quality matched NiMH Sc cells. Each flat top cell has three months warranty and has a nominal capacity of 4200mAh. This pack is perfect for rc cars and rc trucks and is priced around US $59.
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