Super Turbo 800 on NIMH batteries

Looking at the high expense for lithium batteries I decided to try out NIMH batteries in my Super Turbo 800. You can see the results in the video above. The cost for these NIMH packs was only $220.

The stock batteries allow the system to draw +1,200 watts of power. Running my NIMH batter packs the highest peak I could get was closer to 1,000 watts. Bear in mind that these were home made packs and you might have more success with professionally made packs.

The demand of a system that wanted 1,200 watts resulted in damaged packs because the tabs melted right into the cells.

Bad NIMH Battery

 

 

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  2. You will get 60 Volts in series if you use all 40 of them. When you place bteatries in series, you increase the voltage and not the capacity. You will need 32 of the bteatries in series to make 48 Volts. The capacity will remain unchanged at 1000ma. If you want to increase the capacity run another bank of 32 Batteries in Parallel with the existing 32 battery bank to increase the capacity to 2000ma. I would recommend getting some small 12 volt bteatries and putting 4 in series to get 48 Volts (Actually get around 53 volts unloaded). A problem exists when you place bteatries in Parallel, If one battery is stuffed it will try and discharge the others one through it, if it suddenly goes very bad, it can discharge a battery so quickly it may explode, this is not so concerning if they are small AA bteatries, however, if you are using high current bteatries it can be moreso. That is why manufacturers recommend that when placing bteatries into things (Remote controls, etc) that the bteatries be of equal age, capacity, brand and voltage, otherwise you can damage your equipment. Hope this helps mate.

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