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Old November 2nd, 2012, 16:07   #16
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If what Ive read is correct......

$5 low voltage alarm to go with the unit in the gun so I dont discharge

Decent charger as previously suggested from hobbyking(charge in the garage away from flammables)

And a 7.4 lipo should fit in my scar and give me similiar performance to a 9.6 nimh?? I dont want anything crazy just something that fits well and doesnt ruin my gun.


Am I on track?
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 16:26   #17
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The 9.6V will still get you more motor revs. The 7.4V may be lighter with the same amperage rating. 11.1V will give you the best performance.

Lipo alarms is just that, a alarm. Get one that has the ability to warn you when it hits higher than 3.3V. AEG's can pull the voltage below the safe 3V, the point of no return. Once the alarm sounds, STOP.

Charging in your garage unattended will still burn down your house. I have my Lipo packs sitting inside ceramic bowl elevated off the table surface with another ceramic tile. If the Lipo bursts, nothing to burn but itself. Keep an extinguisher around. I had a Lipo go into flames last year.

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Old November 2nd, 2012, 17:58   #18
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Heheheh doesn't make it sound super appealing. Hmm... If the 7.4 doesn't give 9.6 nimh performance maybe I'll just stick with 9.6 nimh
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 18:49   #19
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NiMH is a good way to start then as you ready then go Lipo. You can run the NiMH unit it is to low to cycle you gun without damage to the battery.

Make sure have a second battery.
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 03:09   #20
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I'm gonna pick one and stick with it so i don't have to buy chargers + batteries twice.

Assuming a7.4 lipo doesn't give me the performance of a 9.4 nimh and I'm not gonna go 11.1lipo then its 9.4nimh for me by the sound of it

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Old November 3rd, 2012, 12:40   #21
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A single multi chemistry charger do all different batteries. The price goes upwards for those that charge at high amperages and sometimes 12S Lipos at one time.

For airsoft use, you can pick up a muli purpose charger for less than $30. Don't get those $10 automatic black transformer looking chargers. A decent one allow you to program it with a LCD display.

NiMH is older technology and prices will be higher than Lipo although easier maintenance. I have gone MOSFET and Lipo on all my AEG in the last little while.

NiMH has no memory, so is a good starter power source with out the worry of Lipo.

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