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  1. #1
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    Mar 2020

    What did I get myself into!?

    Haha, hey dudes and dudettes..
    I'm new to cars/trucks but have been RC for some time I. the air. Pretty much the same electronics, but I've been stumped.
    Since I've only ever been involved with LIPO, I'd like to know how much different this NIMH stuff is for this specific truck.
    So.. not [kidding] there I was, minding my own business, walking through the good will, when I stumble upon a TRAXXAS 4x4 for $20 on the shelf. Controller, SUV body, No batteries. Turns out it's the "old" Emaxx dual brushed motor and14.2v ECS. Who knew the batteries were going to be such a pain in the butt. I found a set of 6 cell 5000 NIMH batteries on offer up for $20, so I purchase those too. Figure, $40 isnt a terrible deal for this old stuff.

    Well batteries are DEAD and i spend $120 on a nice dual charger. I'm charging them (and cycling them) so I can test the car to see if it even works when I get home from work (in two days)
    UNFORTUNATELY I noticed that the 6cell batteries I bought at 12V... oops.
    Can I still use them? Or am I screwed... where do I find the 7.1V 6 cell (5000) batteries that I want for a decent price? (They're $65 each at the local hobby shop)

    Thanks for the help!
    Last edited by ksb51rl; 03-15-2020 at 08:26 AM. Reason: Language

  2. #2
    Marshal ksb51rl's Avatar
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    Nov 2006
    Northern NJ
    I believe an E-Maxx ESC would be 14.4V (nominal) not 14.2V.
    Is the ESC orange (EVX) or blue (EVX-2)?
    Alt-248 on the number pad =

  3. #3
    RC Qualifier
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    Jan 2020
    not in an ocean
    Great goodwill deal!

  4. #4
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    May 2020
    Quote Originally Posted by TRAXXASAXXART View Post
    Great goodwill deal!
    always keep your eyes out! I am amazed, and happy, it seems you found a good first gen EMaxx

  5. #5
    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Squeegie's Avatar
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    Jun 2014
    San Gabriel, California
    My OG E-Maxx Wide still has it's original orange ESC with purple heatsink fins on it. I have not tried to charge up my 17 year old NiMHs in about 15 years!

    Currently has a black front bumper

    I should update/upgrade it one of these days...
    Creativity is intelligence having fun. -Einstein

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