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battery options

Postby Medic644 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:16 pm

https://www.dropbox.com/s/i4c4cz2wro38s ... 4.jpg?dl=0

Has anyone else given eneloop batteries a try. I'm hoping they will outlast the cheap duracells I started with.
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Re: battery options

Postby schoey » Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:25 pm

Not eneloops but same thing as far as I know (I think they're NiMh).

No issues here, the NiMh chemistry is lower voltage but no speed complaints from me.
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Re: battery options

Postby Fred » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:46 pm

I may well go with NiMH - probably the Turnigy 900mAh AAA ones that have been recommended (by Schoey?) - once I hear that the lower voltage doesn't cause issues and that they work as well in practice as they do in theory.
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Re: battery options

Postby Racingben » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:12 am

I've used rechargeables a with no issues. When the batteries start to go flat the cars steering flickers more in assist mode and then the car loses connection with controller shortly after that.
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Re: battery options

Postby Racingben » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:13 am

That was with 350 mah from the £1 shop. Still about 30-40 minutes run time though!
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Re: battery options

Postby AppleMacGuy » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:14 am

Medic644 wrote:https://www.dropbox.com/s/i4c4cz2wro38smu/20141215_151814.jpg?dl=0

Has anyone else given eneloop batteries a try. I'm hoping they will outlast the cheap duracells I started with.


Running all Eneloops here...working fine, but not logged max run time...I don't worry about it tbh as I keep plenty spares ready at all times :D
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Re: battery options

Postby Racingben » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:15 pm

Have just done 3 days at the toy show demonstrating the realfx cars (yep I've turned from customer to contractor)

Using the turnigy 900 mah rechargeable batteriesans the car on pace car expert mode. 2 sets of batteries made the car run non stop from 9am-5pm! Battery change at 1.15pm.

The car was doing 7.1 second laps at the start and after 2 hours was doing 7.2. On the layout I was regularly doing 3.2 second laps all day with the other demo cars.
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Re: battery options

Postby chris » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:28 pm

Four hours + on rechargeables sounds really good. I looked at the Turnigys but although the unit price was low, the postage to Europe was high. In the end I got some black 950mA Sanyo XX Eneloops from HK. I haven't measured the time, but I'm still going on the first charge. The battery stays at a constant 1.28V.

With Duracell Plus alkalines, I found they dropped relatively quickly from 1.55V and needed changing when they fell below 1.35V.

RacingBen, it would be great to see any videos you might have taken at the toy fair. Are you going to Nuremburg as well?
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Re: battery options

Postby Racingben » Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:09 am

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This is the toy fair stand - it's on it's way to the Nuremberg show now :-) I'm not going to that show.

I didn't take any video sorry - I was rather busy. Lots of interest from big retailers so it will be interesting to see how many shops they end up in later this year :-)
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Re: battery options

Postby chris » Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:48 am

You didn't mention your starring role on BBC News Click - I assume it's you between Graeme & Rich 8-)

You can still see it on the BBC iPlayer site http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0517ftl/click-24012015 at 14:50.
To view iPlayer outside the UK you can use the Hola browser plugin and a bit of fiddling around refreshing pages.

Here's the extract ... at least until it gets blocked. :roll:
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