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  • Battery advice please

    I need some help...
    A few years ago I got a Traxxas 4-Tec electric from a friend, It needs a tidy up and some parts but the first port of call is to make sure it runs ok and to do this I need a new battery.
    Here in lies my question, what is a cheap battery for it that I can pick up at the local hobby shop? I had a look online but it turns out a lot has changed in the 20 odd years that Ive been out of RC.

  • #2
    Anyone??

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    • #3
      No idea personally, but have you tried taking it to your local store?

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      • #4
        Any local hobby shop with a front door will charge you Twice what the battery is worth .
        Hobbyking website is awesome and has almost every rc battery imaginable .
        I purchase all my rc batteries from them as prices are best you will find .
        Turnigy or Zippy lipo batteries are all I buy for my 1/8 onroad and offroad cars .
        Lipo batteries are the go but I'm not sure if they are compatible with your car .
        Good luck with your search .

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        • #5
          Originally posted by pocketscience View Post
          No idea personally, but have you tried taking it to your local store?

          Tried that but as [MENTION=7665]lukesmitty[/MENTION] suggested they wanted to sell me a $140 battery.
          Ill have a look at Hobbyking and see what i can find

          Thanks

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          • #6
            https://www.google.com.au/?gws_rd=ss...+4-Tec+battery
            Danny Galaga- the man with no signature...

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            • #7
              Believe it or not ive tried that but the problem is the Nitro 4-tec is hugely popular and the bulk of results are for that with very little on the electric 4-tec.
              It also uses what I know as the Tamiya molex connector but with a second connector off it for the radio gear and im having trouble finding that.

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              • #8
                Is there anything special about the battery shape? Surely you just need the same voltage and amp rating. Modify a more regular battery to suit (",)
                Danny Galaga- the man with no signature...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by danny_galaga View Post
                  Is there anything special about the battery shape? Surely you just need the same voltage and amp rating. Modify a more regular battery to suit (",)
                  Thats what I was trying to find out but it doesn't loot like there is anything special about it so in with a 7.2 me thinks

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                  • #10
                    I got a Nikko 7.2 battery and charger today at jumble sale

                    Can take pics If needed
                    you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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                    • #11
                      I remember back then that the Battery pack was nothing more than a bunch of "C" cell Nicad batteries wrapped in heat shrink with silicon wire for heat protection. You could make them for $20.
                      Gemini2544's 4th Pinball meet Saturday 21/03/2020

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                      • #12
                        yep...the good old days...
                        Now we have options...Im old and grumpy and dont want options anymore

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                        • #13
                          just jump on ebay and buy the bloody thing for $30 rchobbystore might be also be a good start if you want cheap. different if you want high end stuff go else where but you want a cheap run of the mill battery then check this link out.
                          https://www.rchobbyestore.com.au/
                          its not that hard to find a battery for an rc car.
                          most havent changed for 20 years except maybe the MAH and that isnt a big deal

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                          • #14
                            If your concern [MENTION=3219]loki4101[/MENTION] is that it may not work and/or need more work done that you want to put in and end up costing heaps you could power it up externally using a variac and a bridge rectifier.

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