Battery conversion?

I have a rc helicopter and the controler uses 6X aa batterys. I thought that it would be cheaper to use a 9 volt battery instead. Would it damage my remote? Also Would this affect battery life and if so by how much?

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A aa has an Amp rating of 2 whereas a 9V has only 1, it should work but not for as long.
David97 (author)  The MadScientist6 years ago
What if I was to use 2 nine volt batterys and put a regulator on. Would that work?
Just two in parallel and there should be no need for a regulator.
David97 (author)  The MadScientist6 years ago
And that will give me the same ampage?
It should but I can't give a guaranty just try it and find out, start with one then go to two if it still doesn't work add another (but don't over do it).
It can be a bit hard to say with these things without knowing how much power the controller is going to draw.
lemonie6 years ago

Get a LiPo battery instead perhaps.

seandogue6 years ago
For a standard 600mAhr 9V alkaline, you'll get about 1/5 to 1/4 of the run time that the AA batteries will provide.
thegeeke6 years ago
Voltage would be fine, amperage would not. It MIGHT work for a little while, but would as said before not work very long.
A decent rechargeable AA has nonrechargers beat, at 2.9Ahr or better.


rickharris6 years ago
If you mean a square 9 volt it most likely won't work as they won't supply enough current. At best battery life will be VERY short.