lithium-ion batteries in the electrohelix?

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lithium-ion batteries in the electrohelix?

Post by dragonfly » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:50 pm

Hi there,

I was wondering if it is possible to savely use lithium-ion batteries (which have a higher capacity than the usual NiCd) in the elecrohelix?

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Re: lithium-ion batteries in the electrohelix?

Post by Seattlite » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:19 am

I asked Mick the same question in email, and he said the 9v Lithium batteries would work fine. In the States, the Energizer 9v Lithium batteries are actually rated with a nominal 9.6 voltage.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine-volt_battery

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Re: lithium-ion batteries in the electrohelix?

Post by VFRman » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:19 pm

My little Helix, one of my favourite controllers, will not run on anything above 9.5v. Initially i thought it had a fault. Mick checked it & returned, kindly with a new battery & no charge as it was fault free. However, any type of new battery seems to have anything upwards of 9.7v and I can only get it to run if I discharge the battery a little.
At present I am using Ansmann type 300 NiMH rechargeable, they work fine, providing below 9.5v.

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