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#1 mrdarkmonkey96

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:42 PM

I recently bought a swarmfire for 30% off at a k-mart that was going out of buisness. I realized it took 6 c batteries, and thought to myself, " I wish it would run off of r/c car type batteries." I have seen Ice do this with his stampede, but I'm not sure how to hook stuff up, or what batteries to use. Links, videos, pictures, etc would be much appreciated.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:46 PM

I assumed it would be simpler to use trustfires.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:57 PM

Where can these be purchased, and do you need to buy an additional charger? I'm assuming you have to buy that pack with the clips.

Edited by mrdarkmonkey96, 29 February 2012 - 01:58 PM.


#4 jiauniverse96

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:55 PM

Where can these be purchased, and do you need to buy an additional charger? I'm assuming you have to buy that pack with the clips.


http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B0057ZEH2U
http://www.amazon.co...0544997&sr=1-12
Check radioshack or your local electronics store for a 4 double a battery holder preferably with clips any is fine.
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#5 Ivan S

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:51 PM

You can get the charger and batteries cheaper here.
Plus they're unprotected which generally give better performance, and shipping is free internationally. The only drawback is they usually 2-4 weeks to arrive after ordering.

Edited by Ivan S, 29 February 2012 - 03:52 PM.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:00 PM

Are the batteries chargeable in a regular, say energizer, double A rechargeable battery charger? And 15 volts seems like alot to me. I'll maybe just use two.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:13 PM

Are the batteries chargeable in a regular, say energizer, double A rechargeable battery charger? And 15 volts seems like alot to me. I'll maybe just use two.

No, they are unfortunately not rechargeable in a conventional battery charger.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:56 PM

Darnit. This title is deceiving, I thought that this was a writeup... :(

But to answer your question, Radio Shacks usually sell Rc batteries and connectors for those batteries. Its as simple as soldering the connectors to the wires of the Swarmfire and connecting it to your battery.

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#9 mrdarkmonkey96

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:44 PM

Darnit. This title is deceiving, I thought that this was a writeup... :(

But to answer your question, Radio Shacks usually sell Rc batteries and connectors for those batteries. Its as simple as soldering the connectors to the wires of the Swarmfire and connecting it to your battery.

Not to worry, When I'm done, I'll do a write up. Im still deciding between these "trust fire" rechargeables, or a rc battery. The trust fires performed quite well, but I'm not sure how the motor will stand up to this.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:37 PM

mrdarkmonkey96,

For reference, you can check out my complete Swarmfire mod guide that i posted up a while back:

http://modworks.blog...-mod-guide.html

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