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68598Re: [Z_Scale] Re: A Theoretical Question

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  • Lee Barry
    Nov 4, 2011
      Thanks for the info. Just wondering whether it is less money to recharge than to replace with new ones. The $100 price is about what I seen here. The one I use for my layout can be used either way. I also bought one from Loren & Karin last month that is 9 volt only. Always be prepared for anything to happen at a show. If the lights went out and your batteries were fully charged you'd be the only one goin' round.Lee

      --- On Fri, 11/4/11, mark2playz <mark.markham@...> wrote:

      From: mark2playz <mark.markham@...>
      Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: A Theoretical Question
      To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, November 4, 2011, 3:19 PM

      I've been using rechargeable NiMH 9V batteries in my Ztrack controller for some time and overall been happy with the results. Two batteries and a general purpose charger (which I also use with D cells for other purposes) cost the better part of $100.
      The NiMH battery runs at 8.4V which is fine although it seems to affect the high speed a bit. The battery will run a GP for about 5-6 hrs of normal operation and recharges overnight. The only thing strange with NiMH cells is that they lose power quickly when they need to be recharged, so the cell can go from near full power to zero in just a minute.
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