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Question about Battery Packs and UA-5
« on: April 07, 2010, 12:45:49 PM »
So I have not had a need to invest in any new battery packs for my UA-5 in several years. My question is does it matter what the mAh # is or just that it is a 9.6v ni-mh battery pack? Just trying to figure out what I can get that is compatable. I have always used 1600-1800 mAh ni-mh RC battery packs. Any insight is much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Question about Battery Packs and UA-5
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2010, 03:03:19 PM »
The higher the mAh the longer the run time.  I use a 9v external Dvd battery, aka Wally world batteries.  They have from 4000-6000 mAh and there are always some good deals on eBay if you look around.
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Re: Question about Battery Packs and UA-5
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2010, 03:15:47 PM »
Yeah I have been reading about those. Going to a festival next weekend and just figure I'll grab a couple of RC battery packs as that is what I am set up to use now. I am definitly going to look into the wally world DVD batteries though for future use. Thanks for your help!

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Re: Question about Battery Packs and UA-5
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2010, 05:59:28 PM »
use the search function and you'll find alot more info on this fer sure!

however, a 9.6v rc battery w/ 3000mah should give you @ 6-7 hrs with the UA-5, as the draw for the UA-5 is 450mah

i decided to go the wally world way because they are more lightweight and are available in higher mah's
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Re: Question about Battery Packs and UA-5
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010, 11:57:39 PM »
Do any brick and mortars sell "Wally World" type batteries anymore? I'm dusting off my gear for Bonnaroo and would rather make a local purchase than wait for a second hand battery from eBay. I have RC car type batteries (I think about 4 of them?) but would rather go with something newer and will last longer.

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Re: Question about Battery Packs and UA-5
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2010, 12:28:18 PM »
Do any brick and mortars sell "Wally World" type batteries anymore? I'm dusting off my gear for Bonnaroo and would rather make a local purchase than wait for a second hand battery from eBay. I have RC car type batteries (I think about 4 of them?) but would rather go with something newer and will last longer.
some times you can find them
i have seen them at sears, best buy
ebay seems to the best these days though
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Re: Question about Battery Packs and UA-5
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2010, 02:14:09 PM »
i got two from ebay about a year ago (early june) and I was looking to pick up another since it was about $13 a battery but the seller doesn't exist on ebay anymore.  ::)

This was a dvd 9v battery that I'm referencing, not a RC battery which seems to be around 7.2-7.8 volts.
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Re: Question about Battery Packs and UA-5
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2010, 03:44:06 PM »
i got a lenmar at rat shack
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