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HelicopterMain Discussion › my new duralites not charging!!
04-26-2004 05:22 PM  13 years agoPost 21
HeliWhacker

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Childersburg, AL.

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I get 6+ (dont know how many, havn't run em down yet) flights out of 4 -$1.39 , 1800ma Nimh's.
How much did you pay for those????

I am constantly amazed at what people will spend on batteries, just cuz its super expensive, doesnt make em any better. (read above posts)

At 136.85 for 1 pack w/ chg/reg. I could get 98 1800 ma cells which will make 24-4 cell packs.

Yes, its a different type of battery, but 1800ma is 1800ma no matter what you name it. And, my $6.00 battery pack is still working......

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04-26-2004 05:30 PM  13 years agoPost 22
GM1

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Tallahassee, Florida US

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Amazing...........

I get TWO flights out of a 1700 mah nicad without charging and 10-12 flights out of my Duralites and they weigh less. Considering I fly 6-8 flights a day 4-5 days a week getting ready for contest, it saves one heck of a lot of lost time waiting for a field charger. The Duralite pack in my 9Z transmitter goes about 4 hrs of operation before it needs charging. I have gone to a weekend contest, charge before I go, fly warmup flights and all contest FAI flights and never charge batteries all weekend. It has been a big plus for me to go to duralites.

On a dog sled team, if you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.

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04-26-2004 05:42 PM  13 years agoPost 23
clearsky

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connecticut

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All set

Just got off the phone with Duralite,NO problem what so ever.
Spoke with Jack and he (Duralite) is shipping out a new pack.
He was very considerate and apologetic for my trouble,I couldn't ask
for a better or faster response. Top Shelf Company!

Bob

Keep'um in sight

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04-26-2004 05:47 PM  13 years agoPost 24
JWBurns

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When you've easily got two to three grand in each machine the last thing I want is to rely on is your 6 dollar battery.

Products do fail and sometimes faulty packs make it to the consumer. We rely on the company to make it right. It is obvious Duralite stands behind their products. Great to hear Bob!

Jason

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04-26-2004 06:10 PM  13 years agoPost 25
HeliWhacker

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Childersburg, AL.

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Good thing he didnt "rely" on his $138.00 battery

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04-26-2004 06:23 PM  13 years agoPost 26
JSaleska

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Navarre FL

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Not always

1800 Mah is not always 1800 Mah

Pack votage times Mah rating gives you the total power stored in a battery. If you have a nominal 4.8 volt pack at 1800 Mah it has less staying power then a Nominal 7.4 Volt 1800 Mah Pack if both packs are asked to operate a 4.8 volt system. If you can have twice the staying power with less weight and in pack redundency with charge safe circuitry -- now you are starting to understand the value.

Just my .02 cents -- and I'm in no way associated with any battery company.

Jon sends..

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04-26-2004 06:28 PM  13 years agoPost 27
HeliWhacker

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ok, the laws of physics are different in navarre, fl. sorry....

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04-26-2004 06:36 PM  13 years agoPost 28
JSaleska

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How so? I'm not claiming to be an electrical Genius or anything and if I'm wrong please explain so I can learn.

Thanks
Jon sends..

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04-26-2004 06:40 PM  13 years agoPost 29
mrNoodles

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Borlänge, Sweden

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Do you run 6V Nimh packs also...

/Fredrik
'Hm now I just have to find out where to connect the GV1 sensor to the Jazz80 ESC.

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04-27-2004 02:11 AM  13 years agoPost 30
snookfishnjoe

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manatee county florida

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JSaleska. I am going to have to agree with you. It is just like stereo systems. Just becouse it states it is a 500watt amplifier does not mean that you are getting a constant flow of clean 500watts. Go buy a 500watt amp at a flea market and it cost 50.00 dollars. (profile amps)
Then go see how much a true 500 watt amp is (mtx,phosgate,kicker,pheonix gold, jl audio etc.) OH they are about 800.00 bucks.. BUT THE DARN THING STATES 500 WATTS

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but anyway I too delt with jack today at duralite and what a great guy. He is already sending me a new pack.. It is fustrating that you do buy top of the line products and they fail wright out of the box. What I did find out is that this failure is in the protective circuit, not the battery pack, What seems to be happening is that sometimes during the manufacturing process a part on the circuit board is made to thin and blows the circuit, creating an open. Thus no charge can get to the battery. Thanks for all your help

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