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RC truck battery pack question.

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by SAH, Feb 27, 2004.

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  1. SAH

    SAH Guest

    My son has a mid range RC 4x4 powered by a 9.6 v Nicad battery pack. I
    picked up a few extra battery packs for him on Ebay. Would I cause any
    damage to the truck if I run 2 battery packs in parallel to increase the
    life and give it a little more 'uummfff' up the hills ?

    Would it be possible that I could burn out the motors by an over current
    condition ?
  2. Possible if the motor was stalled, but not very likely. Two packs in
    parallel should last a bit longer than twice as long as either pack
    alone. However, two packs seldom match voltage precisely, so it is
    not a good idea to leave them in parallel when they are in storage or
    while being charged. Best to charge them separately, and plug them in
    parallel just while being used.
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