View Full Version : Can i make a receiver pack with these?

01-14-2005, 10:17 AM
If i get some battery bars,wire and large shrink wrap can i use these as a receiver pack in a ultra lx comp? I have a hitec 645 servo and it is rated for 4.8 to 6.0 volts.
These AA batteries are 1.25v which means 4 = 5.0v and i was wanting to make a pack with 5 AA's and that would be 6.25v. :D Any problems with that many volts? :confused: I know i would have to kill all the power in them before i solder the bars& wire.. I have these and have been using 4 AA's and i'm wanting to make it easier to recharge them and a (((PACK))) with wire's coming out of receiver Box on my buggy would be GREAT...




01-14-2005, 11:36 AM
Yes, you can use 5 cell AA packs without any problem.

01-14-2005, 02:00 PM
You can pick up premade packs at online sites or ebay for less than 20 dollars. With the item you mentioned, to make a 5 cell pack you will need to pick up two of those battery sets which would cost over 35 dollars. Just check out ebay. They have them with different cell types as well as configurations. good luck

01-14-2005, 07:01 PM
ive mad a RX pack out of 5 AA's and it works great, it might be difficoult to fit it there, but if you measure it properly it will be ok. Ive made it for my old MBX R2 and it worked like a champ

01-14-2005, 10:06 PM
So 6.25v not a problem?

01-16-2005, 02:35 PM
all 5 cell RX packs give more than 6V (well the good ones)\, charged cell gives about 1,5V so 5X1,5 gives 7,5V, if im not mistaken

01-16-2005, 08:25 PM
Over on the trx boards, they've shown a mod using 5 rechargeable AAs built to fit the tmaxx stock batt box and it works fine. I made one with 1650mah NiMh ray-o-vac rechargeables about 14mo ago. Still working fine, has cauued no prob with the rest of my electronics. I use a futaba rx checker and I've not seen mine indicate more than 6.3v after a charge. Don't think you get 1.5v out of a rechargeable NiMh batt - rechargeable alkaline - yes, but I wouldn't be using 5 of those.