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North257

Best/Powerful Batteries for Stryfe

Hi everyone,

I'm looking at easy ways to get slightly more power out of my stock Stryfe, I know new motors etc will give it a lot more power but as I'm not very good with electrics I'm just looking to see if a higher voltage battery will help?

I was thinking some recharge able ones but what voltage would people recommend?

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated
McRex

A higher voltage battery will help. Not as much as a pack, but those AAs aren't giving the motors what they want, so they'll take a bit more if they can get it.

If you have to use 14500 batteries, use IMRs. Probably the lesser of two evils in this case.
blindgeekuk

It depends how much you want to pay...

1) Not all aa's are made equal. It used to be that ikea aa's were better than duracell etc, and there's a website that lists each brands actual voltage and discharge.

2) Rechargeables... Energizer do a pack, something like the 'extreme green plus reloaded' which comes with 4 2300mah 1.2v aa's AND a charger. They made a real difference to my elite cam (like actually made it work...) a have the added benefit of being usable in other devices. I think this pack is about 20 from argos

3) IMR's... you'll want two 14500 button tops from a brand like efest or awt (though I think most sellers are out of stock of efest), and 2 dummy cells, which OldNoob might be able to sell you. You'll also need a charger, check other threads for suggested models. They make a BIG improvement. 2 IMR's is probably about 12, charger is about 12, dummys about 3 or 4.

4) Bite th bullet and rewire, re-motor, and lipo. Ask on here, someone might be able to do it for you (OldNoob did mine). More costly upfront, but SO MUCH better in the long run. Lipos ar about 5, chargers about 18, power supply about 7, motors about 5 each, and wire no idea. What you spend on IMR for a bit of a boost, you can get most of the bits here for a HUGE boost
Justajolt

BGUK, so I wasn't aware of those 1.2 V rechargables. Are they better than standard AAs then?
blindgeekuk

My elite cam won't run on aa's, i've tried about 4 brands, it spins up slowly, and the moment a dart hits the flywheels it stalls.

With the rechargables, it works. And with IMR's, it obviously spins up faster and maintains the spins between each shot

Basically, if you want a safer battery with more everyday use, check it out
McRex

blindgeekuk wrote:
My elite cam won't run on aa's, i've tried about 4 brands, it spins up slowly, and the moment a dart hits the flywheels it stalls.

With the rechargables, it works. And with IMR's, it obviously spins up faster and maintains the spins between each shot

Basically, if you want a safer battery with more everyday use, check it out


Sounds like a thermistor.
OldNoob

All NIMH rechargeable batteries are 1.2v per cell. If you want a simple, powerful solution that works, even with stock wiring, get 2 IMR 14500's and the Nitecore D2 charger, which has the added bonus of charging NiMh as well.
Otherwise stock motors run fine with 2s Lipo and can take 3s Lipo with the brushes swapped for carbon ones.
Consumer AA cells of all types are a waste of money compared to better lithium chemistries IMO, the lithiums have greater power output and a flatter discharge curve.
Also most of this info is in the Battery Guide sticky or in a large number of previous posts, search is your friend.

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