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Turnigy nano-tech LiFePo4 Transmitter battery - Can it be used as a receiver battery

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Paul Adams04/01/2015 22:12:00
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Is there any reason I can not / should not use a Turnigy nano-tech 2000mAh 2S1P 20~40C LiFePo4 Transmitter battery as a receiver battery.

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6.6 volt, capable of supplying 40 amps constantly and supplied with a standard receiver battery pack plug.sounds ideal to me, so why is it specified as a Transmitter battery?

Dave Hopkin04/01/2015 22:21:46
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I'll see your link and raise you this one.... **LINK**

So the answer would appear yes...... seems the only difference is the stick on label

ben goodfellow 104/01/2015 22:22:31
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not at all . i use them loads

Pete B - Moderator04/01/2015 22:41:28
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Posted by Dave Hopkin on 04/01/2015 22:21:46:

I'll see your link and raise you this one.... **LINK**

So the answer would appear yes...... seems the only difference is the stick on label

You're not comparing like for like, as far as I can see, Dave. I might be a bit hesitant using your option without a UBEC or voltage regulator - quite a few servos won't be happy on an 8.4V fully-charged pack...smile o

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John Privett04/01/2015 22:53:30
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Posted by Dave Hopkin on 04/01/2015 22:21:46:

I'll see your link and raise you this one.... **LINK**

 

So the answer would appear yes...... seems the only difference is the stick on label

That one is a LiPo and a different voltage as Pete has pointed out.

However I have a nano-tech LiFE battery that looks VERY similar to the one in Paul's link except that it's 1700mAh capacity and has the work "receiver" in place of "transmitter" on the label.

In fact,  it's this one.

Edited By John Privett on 04/01/2015 22:54:57

Dave Hopkin04/01/2015 22:57:43
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Posted by John Privett on 04/01/2015 22:53:30:
Posted by Dave Hopkin on 04/01/2015 22:21:46:

I'll see your link and raise you this one.... **LINK**

So the answer would appear yes...... seems the only difference is the stick on label

That one is a LiPo and a different voltage as Pete has pointed out.

However I have a nano-tech LiFE battery that looks VERY similar to the one in Paul's link except that it's 1700mAh capacity and has the work "receiver" in place of "transmitter" on the label.

In fact, it's this one.

Edited By John Privett on 04/01/2015 22:54:57

blush Oops I just noticed one was a LiFe the other a LiPo!!!!

John Privett04/01/2015 22:58:23
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Posted by Paul Adams on 04/01/2015 22:12:00:

...so why is it specified as a Transmitter battery?

I guess it's labelled as a transmitter battery simply because it's the right physical shape to fit various transmitters in place of the standard NiMH battery. The receiver battery that I linked to above is a much "chunkier" shape.

Paul Adams04/01/2015 23:44:47
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Thanks for the info.

My reason foe asking is that I purchased a Receiver Life battery, but it does not come with a standard JR / Futaba receiver connector, so had to modify the leads. This battery does come with a standard connector, but is marked Transmitter?

By the way I have fitted high voltage servo's to a model, Spectrum receivers work up to 9 volts, so wil not need a BEC.

I have been using 5 cell NiMH batteries as was finding that 4 cell with high power digital servo's kept causing the receiver to brown out. But these wont charge with a standard radio charger, so have resorted to using my electric chargers to charge overnight. The Life batteries can be quick charged and keep their charge well.

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