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Old July 6th, 2009, 16:03   #1
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Battery Sizes

I am looking into the Lithium-Ion Polymer battery packs and was wondering what size I would need to buy to replace the mini type that are found in front grips of m4s for example, so I could use a sliding stock.

I am looking into buying a 7,4V but the mAh will vary depending on the physical size of the battery. I just don't want to get something that will be too big to fit.
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Old July 6th, 2009, 16:27   #2
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Here ya go....

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...6&ParentCat=85

The actual dimentions are in the description. Just remember to leave a little extra space for a lipo bag.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:30   #3
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It's just that I don't have an AEG yet, I am looking to buy one in the next week or 2, I would just prefer to get a battery in advance, since their shipping time says 6-39 days or something like that, I would get it at the same time as my AEG. I'd just like to know what approximate dimensions would fit a front grip of an M4 for example.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:58   #4
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It's just that I don't have an AEG yet, I am looking to buy one in the next week or 2, I would just prefer to get a battery in advance, since their shipping time says 6-39 days or something like that, I would get it at the same time as my AEG. I'd just like to know what approximate dimensions would fit a front grip of an M4 for example.
are you looking to use a lipo in a bone stock AEG? do you already have a lipo charger? is this your first AEG? I'd just use an NiMH battery to begin with.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 11:11   #5
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Why shouldn't I use a Lithium-Polymer battery ? It's a newer, smaller, more efficient technology. You get a much better milli amperage per hour than the Ni-MH or Ni-CD for the same size and the discharge rate is a lot better. What would be the cons of buying only Li-Po batteries instead of the other technologies ?
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Why shouldn't I use a Lithium-Polymer battery ? It's a newer, smaller, more efficient technology. You get a much better milli amperage per hour than the Ni-MH or Ni-CD for the same size and the discharge rate is a lot better. What would be the cons of buying only Li-Po batteries instead of the other technologies ?
for starters, the stress on a stock mechbox (depending on which one) can be detrimental. basic upgrades like bushings and such will help. li-po is newer but doesn't necessarily mean it's better.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 11:31   #7
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Nothing really...you just have to be carefull and know what you're doing. NiMh/NiCad batteries aren't necessarily safer....it's more like "it's safer for most people if they use NiMh/NiCad". Or more bluntly...a lot of people are stupid/careless/numb-nuts.

Go to cheapbattery packs...look up a mini 8.4v 1400mah battery in a 3x3x1 rectangle configuration (2 parrallel rows of 3 cells end to end and one accross the top). It should give you the dimensions. That, give or take a little room, is as big a battery that will fit M4/MP5/G36C handguards. That's a "mini" battery made up of 2/3A cells.

Do not get the "butterfly" packs...even though the "specs" are better, they are complete sh*t for anything but low powered stock guns.

If you search around here...there's some 7.4v 2100mah (or 2000 or 2200...can't remember) 15C packs LiPo packs (search for Shelledpants, Tom was selling them at one point...Zippy packs I think). They're about the same size as a mini...probably a little thinner. From what I've seen with them...they're about equivalent to a large 8.4v battery. A little slower ROF...but not much.

The stigma that hooking up a LiPo to your mechbox will destroy it is a bit out of wack. If your mechbox is going to self destruct with a large 8.4v battery or a large 9.6v battery...then it'll break regardless. If it runs well with those and you select your LiPo appropriately...there's nothing different. Voltage is voltage and amperage is amperage. Problems come from when you take a "large" LiPo and hook it up. A 11.1v 4000mah 35C battery will shred pretty much any mechbox pretty quick.

On most rifles that take a mini...you want a small Tamyia female connector. The red (+ve) wire is in the round hole (sometimes they reverse them).

Get a good charger that has balancing ports built in. The B6 Xcharger from airsoftparts.ca is a good one.

Best of luck,

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Here ya go....

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...6&ParentCat=85

The actual dimentions are in the description. Just remember to leave a little extra space for a lipo bag.

+1. I have bought from these guys before. Their "Zippy" line of batteries is great.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 13:17   #9
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Yeah I was going to buy a Zippy or a Rhino, it's just that there are sooo much different sizes, i'd just like if someone told me which one they have and actually fit in the front grip.
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Problems come from when you take a "large" LiPo and hook it up. A 11.1v 4000mah 35C battery will shred pretty much any mechbox pretty quick.

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Todd...yours is the only Kraken that can do that ...don't want to know what kind of lube you put in it's mechbox on a regular basis...
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