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Old 12-10-2012, 02:46 AM   #81
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Its an old Lipo from Outrage NRG 3600mAh, the LHS was clearing stock I grab the last one. I havent found an alt so far. This Lipo is great even programing with the LCD backlights of the 14MZ last for hrs. Normal Operation even longer
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:09 PM   #82
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Default Is anyone still on the hunt for a solution for this battery issue?

Since I like my 14MZ and 12Z radios, I've been hunting down a possible lipo solution. Thunderpower RC has a pack that I'm looking to get and try out... more to come.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:30 AM   #83
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This was my solution

I needed some way to mount my dragon link to the radio and since it needed external power on the 14mz to function I figured why not power the radio also so I went to my trusty cad software whipped up a mount that plugged into the 14mz's module port to hold it in place and this is what I got

it holds a 3600mah pack and both my RF modules
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:49 AM   #84
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What I did was purchase the best charger I could find which will charge two packs. I really like this charger:

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=540685
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:55 AM   #85
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yea I heard that
I have that same charger for my camera batteries
charges my cam-corder and my slr batteries both
so I had plenty of batteries I just couldnt live with the run time from one on the 14mz
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:50 AM   #86
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Default Alternative charging system for 14MZ

I too was frustrated with the poor battery performance with the 14MZ, having tried many other Sony type clone replacements.

I have gone with the system from Secraft/Singapore Hobby for my 14MZ, see :-

http://shop.singahobby.com/?q=node/30544

I bought the charging lead shown from them, but they were out of stock of the silver Secraft holders, so I got one of those direct from Secraft here :-

http://secraft.net/shop/step1.php?number=1253

I found a cheap suitable 2S lipo from HobbyKing here :-

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=21000

Now I expect to enjoy much longer use times between charges !

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Old 08-16-2015, 08:10 PM   #87
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Alright. I know this thread is a little old but the battery issue with my 14MZ only gets worse the older it gets.

I've decide to buy the Seacraft battery holder and make a charge cord adapter.

My question is, can I simply plug a 2S LiPo into the charge port on the back of the TX? The port that everyone seems to plugging a LiPo into was designed for the Futaba CR-2500 charger. Is there some intelligence in the transmitter that allows the input of a non-standard voltage from an 8.4 volt battery? Is the intelligence for charging in the transmitter? Does the CR2500 simply supply a voltage to that port and the TX does the rest?

I'm concerned we are simply supplying a voltage to a port that was designed for an intelligent charger.

Also, I assume you still have to have a Futaba battery pack installed - right? We are in effect using the external battery to keep the internal battery at 100%.?.?

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Old 08-17-2015, 02:41 PM   #88
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I loved this transmitter. Here's your solution. http://www.singahobby.com/?q=node/32112


Yes you can plug a 2S right in piggy backing the original battery with an adaptor. This link shows an extra lower cage to mount the battery.
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