The Zippy Flightmax 1800mAh Transmitter pack fits snuggly into any Jr or Spektrum radio that takes a 8 x AA cell battery. With a capacity of 1800mAh this LiFePo4 replacement for your old NiCD or NiMH will last four to five times longer. Probably the best advantage with a LiFePo4 transmitter battery is that it will give a true voltage reading from start to finish which means you can say goodbye to the days where you thought your Transmitter was fully charged at home, only to find the voltage drop off rapidly when at the field. LiFEPo4 packs also feature a much lower self discharge rate than the NiCD and NiMH counterparts.With a nominal voltage of 9.9v, LiFePo4 cells are a closer match to the NiMH cells most radios were designed for. Spec.Capacity: 1800mAhVoltage: 3S1P / 9.9vDischarge: 5c Weight: 144g (including wire, plug & case)Dimensions: 100mm x 27mm x 33mmBalance Plug: JST-XHDischarge Plug: JR / Spectrum
PRODUCT ID: Z18002S-5F
Ok I will Learn to solder, I'm going to use the one that came in the battery pack no problem, shall I use the red cable of the battery pack to the red cable of the Zippy, is that ok? Just trying to get confirmation.
What's the name of the connector the zippy come with it?
I have an IMAX B6 with a tarantula of connector so I think I will be able to charge with the original Zippy connector.
Thanks for the help!
There are 2 connectors on it, the smaller one is the discharge plug, and the larger one is the balance plug. I added a 3rd plug in parallel with the discharge plug, as to be able to charge the pack. I have an Imax B6, and it charges it nicely.
I can not reply, the forum ask my password every time....
EffinA, so you say the actual battery connector would plug but the polarity will be reversed ? Can I just flip the connector? Or can I use the connector inverted? Would it fit ?
The plug on the Zippy battery won't fit the other way. On mine, I used the connector, but I reversed the wires, then added a deans connector for charging. You can see how the wires are from the AA battery plug, or you can use that one on the battery pack (you will never use it again with AA batteries). I know you are new to the hobby, but eventually, no matter what you do, you will learn to solder. On the Flysky, it may be fine, but the way to NOT FIND OUT is to put the connector on backwards, as this will kill your TX. The reason you can't reply is because you have to be here a month before it will let you. Get a friend to solder on what you need, believe me, there are a bunch of people that killed their radios by just plugging it in and turning it on.
No, you have to change the connector, and add a way to charge it (JST or deans plug). It will plug in with a JST plug, but will fit backwards. The exisiting plug will plug in, but will be reverse polarity, so be very careful about that.
I have a new Hitec multi charger X 4.When i gat it it seemed like one of the best.How do i charge this batterty with it? I cant find the LifePo setting.Do i need to buy a new charger now? just for this battery? I hope not If so what is a good hopefulyinexpencive charger.
first excuse if my english is not perfect.
I want to know if you can confirm me value of the charge courant for this battery (charge with hkc6 hobbyking charger)
I think it's 1.8 A,correct?
OK folks! Ive read through this thread and I'm still confused. Is this battery a direct drop in PnP(a no mod)solution for the 9xr or does it still need to be modded to work safely????? Sorry, getting a little slower with age.
Totally agree with you Ed. One post says the plug fits perfectly (PnP) and the next says you need to make an adaptor. I understood this can be used directly for the 9x but would love to have this confirmed some how. I also have the 9xr but I decided to purchase the specifically designed lipo for that - Tx Turnigy 9XR Safety Protected 11.1v (3s) 2200mAh 1.5C Transmitter Pack PRODUCT ID: 9171000183. This is a great pack for the 9xr with built in over charge and discharge protection. I also purchased this charging harness to charge it PRODUCT ID: AM-5001A. Hope this helps
There have been some people saying the battery is plug and play for the 9x, it is not. The connector on the Zippy fits reverse, and will burn out the radio. I checked mine before I put it on, and that is what I found. I changed to plug wires around, and added a deans connector on mine (there is enough room for any connector you prefer), so check your polarity, and set it up accordingly.
Me, I am using a 5A, 12V power supply that I had lying around on it. This one will do the trick: HobbyKing Power Supply 100~240v 5A. As long as you are not running 5 or 6 cells above 2A, you will be golden. In the meantime, use the power cord to a car battery, and that will work too. Remember that with more than 3 cells, the charger inverts the DC to charge the cells, this means that if it is charging a 6 cell at 2A, it is drawing 4A to do it.
Is this battery good to substitute an 9.6v NiCd battery of a toy truck of my soon? I would like more power and more running time for it? I know I have to buy a new charger and change the connector for Tamiya. Thanks!
Hmmmm. What is the current draw on the truck? This pack may not be able to discharge fast enough for that application. The voltages are fine, but this battery has a low C rating. The other thing is the dimensions.
I have one of these and it fits well on Turnigy 9X. forgot to turn-off the Radio and drain the battery to its last juice.
Trying to recharge using Accucel-6 but it wont charge anymore. Do you think the battery is already damage? Is there anyway to revive it? Your help is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
I did the same. There is a minimum charge the battery needs for charger to accept it. (cannot recall actual charge) but if you set battery type on charger as NiMH the battery will start to charge.
Keep checking to see if charger will accept it as a LI FE and when you hit the right charge it will work as a LI FE again. Sorry for vagueness, I did it about a year ago. keep an eye on the battery at all times and cross your fingers.
But this did work for me.
I want to get this for my 9x. I got it that I MUST switch the wires on the discharge connector (is that the Orange & Red one ?).
I want to buy the female of the discharge plug so that I can make an adapter ( Female XT60 to Female ???) and charge this with my Accucell-6. What is the discharge plug called?
Actually, I don't know the name for that little plug. I have seen it before on cordless phone batteries, though. You can make an adapter, but there is plenty of room to add to it, which is totally up to you. Those wires from the discharge line are red and black. It is not hard, once you know you are not putting the wires on backwards, and it is easier to do than it sounds, so no need to worry.
Elfina, your answer leaves me questioning...you say you 'never disconnect mine', and in the next sentence you say, 'I remove my battery, but leave the white connector plugged in'.
I'm confused. So you never disconnect your battery but you remove it...interesting, but confusing. Sorry. I am not up on RC like you are. You'll have to draw me a different picture.
there are heaps of ways to do this coversion Ray.if you have this battery,power is the red/black wires plug,yellow/red etc wires is ballance plug.the original battery tray that came with 9x tx, cut the power plug wires(red/black)off this tray closest to tray end(you need the wire because youll going to solder a plug of your choice for the battery at the other end)2) battery -cut off plug (red/black)wires and descard(youll going to solder a plug of your choice to these wires for connecting to tx wire you have made, and to use also when charging battery.TIPS-use small plugs theirs not alot of room once battery is in the tx.use heat shrink to cover any exsposed solder and/or wire.if never soldered plugs to lipo/life batteries get on youtube and research vids for safety tips and know how.this is just another way of doing this conversion and i am just happy to help if i have .good luck and welcome to this great hobby :)
Yes, I set up a separate connector to charge it (a deans plug), inline with the reversed white plug, which fits the pins for the power. You can use the battery plug from the AA battery pack, this works fine too. I left enough slack to remove the battery without disconnecting it from the power pins on the TX. Leave the balance plug alone, you will need it to balance charge the battery (I do it one of every 5 charges), also, the balance plug is convenient if you upgrade to a 9xr later. When you see it, it is much easier to just do than to describe it, so don't worry if it sounds complicated, it really is not.
I have purchased this battery and have reversed the wires on the discharge plug to fit the Turnigy 9X transmitter. Now I am trying to find a way to charge it with my Acucell-6 charger. Can some one tell me the type of connector I am looking for to make this work?
yes it does...Just take the small white conn on bat and flip the black with the red by carefully lifting tab on conn. If you look at 9x terminal it has 3 pins black-red black(...)but they are offset towards top ...Now the white conn has same orientation..look and you will see...don't cut anything just flip the 2 wires...Mario.
hey Ray,i have done this mod to 9x ,it works great.copy/paste this Turnigy 9X TX Li-Fe Battery Conversion - YouTube by rcjoseb. i did it this way because 1)i didnt like the idea of connecting/disconnecting the white plug battery connecter that came with original tray (not very user friendly,and felt it could break overtime in use)2)had these plugs already(in vid),plus on my charger and is easier to connect/disconnect.note the low voltage battery alarm works on tx but i still check life bat with HobbyKing Cell Key - 6s Lipoly Cell checker just to be safe but you wont regret the conversion(long time before you recharge). goodluck happy flying
Me I nevr disconnet mine. I added a deans connector, and I charge it from that. I remove my battery, but leave the white connector plugged in. That has worked for me now a year, so I believe my rig is good.
First, cut off the power plug that comes with it (not the balance plug), solder on the AA battery connector from the AA battery pack (you will never use it again anyway), and solder on a deans connctor (or any other connector of your choice). As long as your charger supports LiFe batteries ( I have an Imax B6), you are golden.
Important: Do not plug the connector from the Zippy into the 9x, it is wired wrong, and will fry the radio. Just do what I said, and it will work perfect.
Mine was reverse, anyway, definitely check. I used the connector for my Zippy, and I had to reverse the wires. Maybe they changed it, I don't know, but it is prudent (and common sense) to check the polarity before hooking it up. The 2650 is a different story, those have the polarity correct, as I have been told.
No, not even close! you need a 2s LiPo for that radio. The Aurora 9 uses a 6 cell NiMH pack, and completely different from this battery. Find a 2s LiPo that will fit the compartment, and solder a new connector on it, then you will be fine.
I have been using lipo on my JR11X and JR9X2 for a while now and although I don't have problems with lipos in my TX so far, I still have a fear that the 12.6V would kill my TX circuitary someday. Thank god HobbyKind brought in these LiFe ones. It is only 10.6V at full charge so it's gentle to the circuitary of my Tx. It fits perfectly on both my 11X and 9Xii. And best of all, it last for a long time!
Note 1: Do NOT charge these LiFe's (or Lipo) via the charging port of the TX! Use a Lipo charger to charge them like you would with any lipo batts!
Note 2: Remember to change the settings on the lipo charger to LiFe settings (i.e. adjust the voltage down to 3.3V per cell)!
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Can I charge this battery with triton Jr charger which does not include LiFePO4 batteries in the ones mentioned on the charger