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11-26-2005, 10:51 PM
Im getting CYMA XM8 and it takes a 9.6v 1200mAh. I was wondering if you could use another type of 9.6v battery? The cheap RC car ones. I have at least 10 of them.

11-27-2005, 01:03 AM
The following came from http://www.onlybatterypacks.com/
Milliamp Hours (mAh) Applies to how much energy the battery can store the capacity of the battery. The higher the mAh, the longer the run-time in-between charges. One mAh is the equivalent to 1/1000 Amps. IE: 2.7 Ah = 2700 mAh

In other words the mAh doesn't change the size of batteries but, in order to reach certain mAh levels you will need bigger batteries.

11-27-2005, 01:25 AM
Nader, you should be able to use any 9.6v battery pack. I believe the rc battery packs have less mah, so they will not last as long, but if you have a bunch of them, it shouldn't be a problem.

11-27-2005, 06:27 AM
There is no difference between R/C battery cells and the ones that airsoft uses, namely in the subC cell size category. Just my opinion, but R/C racers need hotter and better cells than airsoft guns do, so that hobby will "drive" battery technology farther than airsoft will.