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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.

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    Anyone??

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

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by pocketscience View Post
    No idea personally, but have you tried taking it to your local store?

    Tried that but as @lukesmitty 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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    Danny Galaga- the man with no signature...

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny_galaga View Post
    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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    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 (",)
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    Quote 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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    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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