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Old August 26th, 2009, 21:39   #1
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RC car batteries= Airsoft batteries?

I was looking at my local hobby store and came across some 9.6v 1600mah ni-Cd batteries. I was wondering if these will work in an airsoft gun. They seem rather small compared to the handful of airsoft batteries I have seen. Is it just a bigger punch is a smaller package?

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Old August 26th, 2009, 21:41   #2
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Yes, they are the same.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 21:42   #3
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planes and helicopter lipos works too... (20c discharge recommended)
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Old August 26th, 2009, 21:44   #4
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How long would a 1600mah expect to work? Like how many shots would I get roughly ?
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Old August 26th, 2009, 21:46   #5
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From what I've read, 1000mAh per 500-1000 (up to) shots (depending on the quality, temperature, and other variables).
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Old August 26th, 2009, 21:53   #6
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Volts and mah are not the only thing to look for. Discharge rate (C) is important too. Just because it has 9.6v and 1600mah, if it has 5C discharge rate... it won't pull the gun over.

Just a heads up.

A 7.4v lipo at 1600mah and 20C can EASILY pull over a 400fps gun at 19 rounds per second for a full game day.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 21:54   #7
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WIll the Discharge rate be listed on the box?
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Old August 26th, 2009, 21:55   #8
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http://www.thesource.ca/estore/Produ...roduct=2300322

This is the battery Im looking at well one of them.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 23:15   #9
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7.2v won't do anything for an airsoft gun. Also, most airsoft guns with small tamya connectors have the polarity reversed. Check out www.cheapbatterypacks.com for batteries, and get the NPT smart charger from www.airsoftparts.ca or BBBastard.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 23:17   #10
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you should invest in a proper airsoft battery or a lipo setup... etheir way you wont regret it...
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Old August 26th, 2009, 23:27   #11
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1600 mAH 8.4 lasts my one gun all day.
It's all about shooting when you need to, and shooting at the right thing.

Plus taking care of your battery is essential, a good charger will do you great.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 23:30   #12
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7.2v won't do anything for an airsoft gun.
Actually, 7.2v has been demonstrated to work quite well in moderate fps guns, providing that the 7.2v has a favorable discharge rating (ie. most sub-c cells with high mah, or LiPo).
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Actually, 7.2v has been demonstrated to work quite well in moderate fps guns, providing that the 7.2v has a favorable discharge rating (ie. most sub-c cells with high mah, or LiPo).
This is true.

I'll rephrase.. most 7.2v won't work to well. Depends on the battery and your setup.

On the up side, batteries designed for R/C are usually made out of cells that can handle a high discharge rate... at least the good ones are anyway.
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