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Old August 10th, 2011, 23:40   #16
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Alright sick. Decents good enough. When i charge my batteries i'm with it from start to finish so i dont think i'll need to worry about overcharge, also i probably won't even charge it fully since i dont need 2800 MaH. Thanks for all your help guy's your a great community. Keep up the good work and keep flamin the noobs.
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Old August 10th, 2011, 23:43   #17
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Man to me though they just seem to overpriced especially along all our other overpriced airsoft products in Canada but hey. Whatta supposed to do. Since it's only 14 bucks i'll order one from Hong Kong and see how it holds up and if it truly fails me in a very short amount of time then i'll get a good battery. Also the brand of the battery i want is super power but i'm willing to risk 14$. Not that big of a deal.
Let look at this rationally and compare.

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...db65db05b3en02

At Best Buy 2x rechargable C batteries are $14.99, You are saying a rechargable battery with 6 cells at $22 is over priced.

Lets do the math:

$14.99 x 3 (2 per pack 6 cells in a 8.4V) = $44.97 plus tax.

If you can't afford a $22 battery then you can't afford to play. Why because it means you can't afford necessities like proper eye protection and footware.

I'm not trying to be an asshole here, you asked for help and I'm trying my best to give you good advice. You get what you pay for, don't buy an obviously inferior product to save $8.
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Old August 10th, 2011, 23:50   #18
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Energizer is overpriced, and besides, the price is reduced drastically when it is bought in bulk, as in the case multi celled batteries.

To be honest, the Huosuli and Superpower eBay batteries work quite well. I tested an Intellect and a eBay one and there was no major difference. However, like all batteries, a smart charger is recommended and regular care should be taken.
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Old August 10th, 2011, 23:59   #19
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Well...would you put crappy gasoline into a bugatti, porsche, ferrari ect. Put that into your perspective when buying cheap batteries.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 00:08   #20
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The thing is, cheap doesn't always have to mean crappy. Good grade Lipo batteries from HobbyKing can come under $10.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 00:22   #21
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The thing is, cheap doesn't always have to mean crappy. Good grade Lipo batteries from HobbyKing can come under $10.
When will people realize especially when it comes to airsoft, you get what you pay for.

If you cant afford $40 for a decent battery for your gun, your into the wrong hobby bro.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 00:22   #22
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I figure the cheap battery is going into a cheap gun, so in the end everything works itself out naturally.

Moved this thread to The Tank since it has nothing to do with airsoft gun discussions.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 00:48   #23
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When will people realize especially when it comes to airsoft, you get what you pay for.

If you cant afford $40 for a decent battery for your gun, your into the wrong hobby bro.
The thing is, why would I pay $40 for a battery when I can a battery of the same quality for $10? IMO, those airsoft branded LiPo batteries are just a waste of money.

For example, this G&P battery has the same discharge rate and capacity as this RC brand battery, but the RC brand battery is less than half the price. The batteries have relative sizes too, so fitment is not a issue either.

This money you save eventually adds up, allowing to buy extra mags or bbs, etc.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 01:09   #24
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Your right, I think I understand your logic now.

No wait.... no I dont.

So tell me again, why did you make this thread if your already convinced your $10 chinacrap battery is at least as good as my $40 king arms battery because the labels both say they have the same voltage and discharge?
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Old August 11th, 2011, 01:15   #25
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If you buy anything labelled "airsoft", especially a battery or charger, you will overpay.

Almost all the makers are in China. They usually have a rather high quality standard and will only put their label on the stuff that is good.

Then, on chineses places like hobbyking, you will find all the batteries that did not pass quality control of the big brands.

The ones that are too cheap even for hobbyking (check their "Grade B" LiPos) are then sold in bulk to random guys, who then proceed to sell them twice the price they paid as "Genuine" or "Bulk"... Sure they are made by reputable companies such as Kokam, but they are soo shitty that no one want to sell them in his shop.

I would buy a Zippy LiPo at Hobbyking anytime. But I would never buy the "same" Zippy LiPo off ebay, because 80% of chances are that theses are sub-par.

Remember, if it smells like shit, looks like shit and taste like shit, it probably is shit. And you can get the cheapest shit on earth on eBay!
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Old August 11th, 2011, 01:35   #26
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Your right, I think I understand your logic now.

No wait.... no I dont.

So tell me again, why did you make this thread if your already convinced your $10 chinacrap battery is at least as good as my $40 king arms battery because the labels both say they have the same voltage and discharge?
Note how I didn't make this thread, I am simply defending a point brought up by this thread.

This simple analysis shows the discharge curve of the "$10 chinacrap battery" and the pattern of its discharge curve is comparable to brand name batteries, such as Energizer.

The eBay batteries are basically a gamble. The majority of the batteries listed are terrible, however they are some that have respectable quality. Back to the OP's statement, the battery he looked into is one of those lucky exceptions.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 01:53   #29
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http://eliteairsoftbatteries.com/cat...peq-packs.aspx

Sister company/subsidiary to Cheapbatterypacks.com they're good quality stuff and vetted for.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 03:58   #30
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Go to a hobby shop, ask if you can bring your gun in for custom lipo fitting, if yes bring it in a locked case try not to be in public too much and have the peeople there see if they can fit a lipo or whatever, you'll save money, be able to test the battery first, not have to wait for shipping and know your getting a good battery + you can probably buy a half decent charger but usually you can buy off ebay cheaper and get a good 1 if you buy a model suggested by others.
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