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  1. #1
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    Question How Long Will The AA Batteries Last?????

    in the tmaxx and receiver?????and also how many does it require

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    let me guess..u are thinkin about buying a maxx..well lets see, i have had the same set of batteries in for about a gallon..eh..thats in the truck tho, the ones in the transmitter i have only changed 1nce sence i got it last summer..they last a while, and uh..the reciever is 4, and the transmitter is 8..total of 12
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    cool glad they dont die in like 30 min......

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    before I bought a hump pack I would replace the truck batteries about every 3/4 gallons. Just because they started to get slow. I have never replaced my radio batteries since the light isnt flashing yet and I just finished my second gallon yesterday
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    I use alkaline batteries and they only last five or six tank fulls and then I lose radio contact. What is up with this? Everything seems to work normally to this point. If you go to rechargeable hump pack do you use a standartd charger and what kind of connector do you use with reciever?

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    I rigged up a cheap little battery tester to the receiver pack to see if it is pumping out the needed 6v's of power, all i gotta do it push the wire onto it

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    they dont last long if you leave your reciver and your controler on all night . im retarded i did that and that little mistake cost me 7 bucks

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    You guys are getting that long on Alkaline batteries??

    I went through 2 packs in the reciever the first day i got it. The ones in the trans seem to last twice as long though.

    I went and bought nicads, which of course i found out later, don't give it 6 volts.....

    But i have not noticed anything bad yet.
    The servos aren't as quick, but thats about it

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    Originally posted by BFD
    I use alkaline batteries and they only last five or six tank fulls and then I lose radio contact. What is up with this? Everything seems to work normally to this point. If you go to rechargeable hump pack do you use a standartd charger and what kind of connector do you use with reciever?
    Alkaline's are the worst batteries you could possibly buy. Just cause they're $5 cheaper, doesn't mean they're better. Go Nimh all the way! (or Nicd)

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    or you could get rechargeble AA's, they have lasted me about 3/4 of a gallon and the energizer bunny is still going

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    my batterys in the truck last about half a gallon just got these new rayovac rechargeable things though but i need a newe carb before i can see how long they last and my transmitter latred about 3 gallons before i changed them
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    I went threw the receiver batterys in 1 day when i first got my T-Maxx. I went straight to Wal-Mart and got 12 rechargable batterys and have had no trouble since!
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    I have read about the NiMh and NiCd not returning 6V. Can anyone that is running NiMh or NiCd say that there is no difference? Just curious as the longer the batteries live, the better!

    Also, about those hump packs - are they Alky's?

    Many Thanks in Advance!! The TMaxx is arriving in the mail tomorrow and I plan to run it until it is dead - or I am.
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    if you use the stock batery holder there is a difference between NiMH and alkilines. the alkilines are more resposive and stronger, but if you get a hump pack, which are NiMH they are just as good or even better then alkilines.

    my batteries get charged everyweekend. mainly cause i drive my tmaxx for 2 - 4 hours straight for both days.

    i am considering getting a flat 5 cell back and sticking it underneith, mainly cause they are higher capacity and it will lower my Center of gravitiy. i am also going to install a rusler gas tank. maybe run 2

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    i like duracel ultras, they give out lots of power and last at least 2 gallons
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    Originally posted by JCnBill
    I have read about the NiMh and NiCd not returning 6V. Can anyone that is running NiMh or NiCd say that there is no difference? Just curious as the longer the batteries live, the better!
    Rechargable batteries dont put out as high V as a non rechargable, you can add 1 and probly make up the difference just do the math. Look in the side of the rechargable you will see the different V. As for Mh vs Cd, take a look at this. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/nicd...1379905/tm.htm
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    Hey I use Duracell and I'm on my 2nd gallon.. still goin.............

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    Duracell Ultra M3's

    Best we have ever had. Won't use anything else
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    I was thinking about going with a rechargable hump pack (5 cell)
    but the LHS says that i will need a special charger and another style of switch. all this added up to about $75 wow. I have not had good luck with my 4 AA's but i have been told that its because of the stronger steering servo Futaba S3305 (witch does not help very much) do research before you believe what your LHS tells you, sometimes there are just out to make the buck
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