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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Batteries & Chargers => Topic started by: pipercub1772 on February 09, 2020, 07:39:07 PM

Title: Hitec battery
Post by: pipercub1772 on February 09, 2020, 07:39:07 PM
Hi being a dummy on all things electric could anyone recommend a transmitter battery for my hitec laser 4 its a 9.6v  1300 mah ,a compatable battery will do as i can solder the existing plug of the old battery ,also  where to obtain one ,kind regards Allan.
Title: Re: Hitec battery
Post by: coch y bonddu on February 09, 2020, 08:57:20 PM
Component shop


Dave
Title: Re: Hitec battery
Post by: pipercub1772 on February 10, 2020, 02:00:15 PM
Thanks Dave.
Title: Re: Hitec battery
Post by: DaveM on February 10, 2020, 02:19:02 PM
This'll do the job  https://www.componentshop.co.uk/9-6v-2600mah-aa-nimh-flat-8x1-battery.html (https://www.componentshop.co.uk/9-6v-2600mah-aa-nimh-flat-8x1-battery.html)Choose a JR/Hitec plug when ordering, and don't forget that it's twice the capacity of your old pack so if you use the same charger it will take twice as long to charge up.
DaveM
Title: Re: Hitec battery
Post by: tony52 on February 10, 2020, 02:29:50 PM

I've recently replaced the batteries in my Hitec Optic 6 transmitter, with a battery pack from Component Shop. A first class service from the supplier.


Tony
Title: Re: Hitec battery
Post by: roycv on February 10, 2020, 07:13:53 PM
Slightly off topic, but the advice was given to me by the Component shop.  If you are tempted by cheap batteries, the dodgy ones with fictional capacity ratings.  Then the weight of the battery is a good guide. 
I fell for this 5 years back and the 6 cell pack I bought via YKW weighed the same as just 5 cells, and further testing showed an actual capacity of 1450mAh against the printed 3800 mAh.
You pay for what you get!
Regards Roy