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Old 12-03-2012, 03:42 PM #1
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Talking Has anyone done this ??

So I was wondering if anyone has done this ?

Currently I have a empire reloader. The 6 AA's it takes can get costly and heavy. So I wondering if anyone has tried converting it to use a lipoly battery (like RC cars use). My main reason for asking is

1. Lipos are a hell of a lot cheaper than AAs
2. Lighter
3. Longer life span than re-chargable AAs

I know it's possible I'm just wondering if I should go with a 7.4v or a 11.1v lipo. Wiring it would be fairly easy, Just wire both items to dean connectors.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:27 PM #2
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Depends on how the AA are wired and their output voltage. I am a little rusty but if you could measure the output of the pack with a meter I could tell you that way. Does anyone just know off the top of their head?
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:50 PM #3
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Lots of people have modded Halo's to use two 9 volt batteries instead of the 6 AA pack. Your idea could work.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:29 PM #4
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Hmm I think Im just going to go with a 11.1v I don't think the 7.4v will have enough power.

I will let you guys know how it turns out.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:59 PM #5
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pretty sure you're going to fry it. Could be wrong, but I imgaine going LiPo will drastically shorten the life of the hopper
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:00 PM #6
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Average output voltage of a AA is 1.5-1.56ish. So 7.4v sounds inadequate. The 11.1v might be excessive, Odyseey recommended a 9.6v input. That's what the Duey Dog "The Bone" kit was set at. I'm not sure if the 18 volt mods for the Halos really gave the Halos 18 volts, or rather a sustained 9-9.6.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:19 PM #7
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It would be hard on the motor and controller If you ran a higher voltage..It might work..Just no sense risking it.

Use a step down transformer to tune it to the 9.6v mark.

Have Fun making it all fit!!...also if I see a damn battery tie strapped to the loader...Heads will role!
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