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What should I power my rc car based robot on? it uses 6 1.5v batteries. Answered

i have an erector rc car and i am using all of the interior components. The system runs on 6 1.5 volt batteries, and i want to reduce the amount of space that takes up. is there any other sort of battery(s) equel to 6 1.5volts?

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SaurIMX (author)2012-06-20

a 9v cell will work, but check its current, because if it is in few mili amps, it will drain out very quickly...
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remo2 (author)SaurIMX2012-07-01

Thanks guys, I think i'll go with Alexhrn's anwser though

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AlexHrn (author)2012-06-20

I'd go with a 2s lipo battery and a cheap charger like this one. It's a little more expensive than buying a pack of 9v batteries but if you use your RC car a lot it will be worth it.

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mpilchfamily (author)2012-06-20

A 9V battery will work but your drive time will be drastically reduced. Any conventional 9V battery pack you get will be about the size of 6x AA batteries. There is always a tradeoff in battery size and how long it will last.

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Burf (author)2012-06-20

Not my favorite power source, but a simple 9 volt battery will work.

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