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In this Instructable I will walk you through the process of converting a Traxxas TQ radio transmitter to run on a rechargeable battery pack. This can save you hundreds of dollars! If you race consistently in any competitions or you just like to have fun at home you know it costs money to buy batteries for the remotes. Often, it is the vehicle that needs its power source replenished, but this remote is very high range and runs the batteries down pretty quick. In strenuous studies,(counting the batteries) I came to find that the remote runs on the same voltage as a replacement battery pack, 9.6v or eight batteries. The goal is simple, Stop Paying For Batteries! All you would have to do once the transfusion is complete is charge the battery pack and plug it in!
 
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Now, solder the leads from the plug to the corosponding leads on the remote making sure the originals and the new leads are connected after the heat is apllied. Then put the side back on and your plug should sit in the hole ontop of the screw. Put it back together and your done! For a little added strength, run a bead of hotglue around the opening.
quincy trott10 months ago

i drive a homemade traxxax slash 6x6

p.s its also a instructable

link:

http://www.instructables.com/id/TRAXXAS-6X6/

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I got chinese battery in my country Bangladesh. 1 Battery is 7 like cent and 4 battery 28 cent.
needles3005 years ago
8 aa battereis are only 4 dollars
WAAAAY more than $4 for 8 where I live, more like $12.
danieljw ghouck3 years ago
ya where i live 4 aaa battereis cost $7. for aa it cost $12. for 4 battereis
$4!!!!!! i got mine for $27 but they are rechargeable
Mr.NHRA (author)  needles3005 years ago
not from where i get them they cost almost 20 dollars for 16 because they don't have 8 packs in stock.

i live in canada, so there cheap at hobbie shops but not in other stores

dude you can get 8 AA bateries at the dollar store for $2
yeah but they don't work that well
what model traxxas rc car do you have? 
Mr.NHRA (author)  fallenspirit1234 years ago
 Got a few, need parts for about half of them and looking for more. I have a Bandit VXL and a Tmaxx 3.5 and a couple parts cars for the tmaxx

cool, Ive been working on repairing computer to earn enough for a traxxas stampede
Nitro or Electric? I have the original electric one with the manual speed controller and I like it a lot. I upgraded it to the XL-5 but haven't had a chance to drive it because I have had to take parts off of it to put on my rustler VXL because I crashed it so many times. LOL.
Mr.NHRA (author)  GTRPLR19954 years ago
hey im looking for a working brushles system, do you know where to find one cheap? i can also trade you almost anything you want if you have one.
try rchobbyestor.com they are really cheap
i am saving up for a buggy from there
I have one but im not lookin to trade. Try Ebay of Craigslist. Those are you best bets.
Im thinking about getting an an electric one
cool.
sharlston3 years ago
Great ible check out my rc ibles too :)
electro5 years ago
Nice instructable. Just some thoughts... If you were to remove the plug from the battery pack and fit one of the round DC connectors, where the outside was negative and the inside was positive, and then fit a socket to match, you can leave a set of batteries inside the controller that will run when the external pack is unplugged (this is because the socket has a switch on it that breaks the circuit from the original batteries and then applies power from the external pack when it is plugged in). That way you could still have a lightweight controller if you needed to go to the car for some reason, and then return to where you were and carry on with the larger pack. Also, you dont mention what to do with the larger pack you have fitted, ie is it just dangling from the socket? You could fit the socket as I mentioned above and have a long lead with the pack sitting on the floor (or in your pocket......but not in with keys or coins !!) or you could cut the plug from the battery pack you have, and extend the lead on your battery pack to reach your socket.
Mr.NHRA (author)  electro5 years ago
Thanks for your comment. I ran a rubber band around the battery and the top of the base of the controller and fastened it with a paper clip. Your other ideas are very cool I will try to post pictures of the band. Thanks!
kroner5 years ago
Nice, but why the ruler? Your instructible doesn't mention using it.
Mr.NHRA (author)  kroner5 years ago
I was going to use it to measure the plug and the hole.
Mr.NHRA (author)  kroner5 years ago
It was in my tool box. Oh! i remember i was going to measure the distance from each side to the hole.
Nastan5 years ago
u got traxxas slash or sumthing dont you
Mr.NHRA (author)  Nastan5 years ago
bandit but i traded it for a losi mini baja a few weeks ago
need to do this for myne to. it is bad havening to keep throwing away 8 batteries at a time, which is pretty much throwing away 5 bucks each time
Madrias3575 years ago
I just bought a package of 8 AA Ni-MH rechargable batteries and some 15 minute chargers. Should have looked at this before...
Great idea. As someone who has the TQ remote you have, it never even dawned on me to try this. No more wasting 8 batteries at a time!
Mr.NHRA (author)  bigfatgooglefat5 years ago
Yah, those AA batteries aren't cheep! Thanks for looking.