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How long do batteries last, do you, or, should you take a spare battery to a skirmish?

More specifically how long would the battery last that comes with this gun

Would it be advisable to buy a better battery?

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I take three but normally only use one.
I think normally the mah is roughly- very roughly how many shots u get

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IIRC you get 2-2.5 shots per mah.

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As above, it varies from one to two and a bit shots per MAh; dependant on gearbox strain, battery quality etc.

The battery that comes with that gun is probably 1100MAh; I don't like to go to a skirmish with less than 3000MAh, but usually only use one battery.

Being part of the CA value package, it'll probably of decent/average quality so will probably get you about 1500 rounds at a total guess.

I'd buy a second at some point anyways just in case. If you're playing at the grange/honiley, they'll quick charge your battery for you between games if it runs out anyways, a lot of sites do the same.

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How long does the quick charge take?

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It depends on the type of battery, but not long for the smaller ones; generally if you stick it on charge when the game ends, there'll be enough juice to play the next game. It'd certainly charge completely over the lunch break (start the day fully charged, then stick it on charge over lunch and you should definitely be fine).

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Assuming you get a decent enough charger then generally just over the hour from flat.

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It would be the charger in the link above, I may get another battery/charger for my birthday, hopefully before my next skirmish

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You only get a cheapy trickle charger in with that. For 10 - 15 you can get a good smart(fast) charger.

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Could you point one out?

Preferably off of zero one or action hobbies

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http://component-sho...t_chargers.html

If you want it to be around the hour mark then for 2,000mah or below batteries the 1000/2000 charger will do, else go for the 3000.

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Is the battery alright, is it just a charger I need to get or should I get a better battery as well, I am going to get another battery as well just in case?

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A battery with greater capacity (mAh) is always a boon, but when buying you have to be careful that it will fit into the available space. The ones on component-shop.co.uk have dimension info.

Also, be careful not to over-volt your motor.

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As above. More MAh = more shooting.

The battery that comes with the gun should be decent; it may be a CA Sportline, but it's still CA and that's more than can be said for chinese batteries (I daresay the battery will be standard CA quality). It's always worth having a second battery anyways; you never know when a battery will go down; for what, 15? It can't hurt to get one, even if you barely use it.

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This post is totally anally retentive, but I'm like that.

These batteries are rated in mAh, specifically, not MAh. The reason for this is that the case of the 'm' indicates the scale of the rating.

mAh (lower case m) means milliamp hours, or the duration of the battery when drawing a milliamp, which is a thousandth of an amp.
MAh (upper case M) means mega-amp hours, or the duration of the battery when drawing a mega amp, which is a million amps.

Of course you'll never find a MAh battery at this scale, so the distinction really is kind of irrelevant, but it bugs me.

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Thanks

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This post is totally anally retentive, but I'm like that.

These batteries are rated in mAh, specifically, not MAh. The reason for this is that the case of the 'm' indicates the scale of the rating.

mAh (lower case m) means milliamp hours, or the duration of the battery when drawing a milliamp, which is a thousandth of an amp.
MAh (upper case M) means mega-amp hours, or the duration of the battery when drawing a mega amp, which is a million amps.

Of course you'll never find a MAh battery at this scale, so the distinction really is kind of irrelevant, but it bugs me.


I sucked at electronics, I was really only in it for melting solder into little balls...

Good to know :D




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