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confuqua
09-28-2005, 07:47 PM
I need to replace the battery in my Hitec Prism 7 transmitter.

Any recommendations (other than the specified Hitec #58207)?

Thanks

cadconversions
09-28-2005, 08:50 PM
Try www.battlepacks.com (http://www.battlepacks.com) and let them hook you up with a 2100 mah+ battery pack to fit the tx for around $25.00 or so. Great pack and a better price. They're a great company as well.

bsoder
09-28-2005, 09:27 PM
I picked up 8 2500mAh energizer NiMH cells from a local grocery store when they were on sale, took apart my original pack, used the wiring and endcovers, and shrinkwrapped my own. Batts were about $12 total as I recall.

I don't know why manufacturers don't include better packs with the transmitters.

Matt Kirsch
09-29-2005, 02:17 PM
Better battery packs are more expensive, and that would make the radio equipment more expensive to buy. R/Cers are cheap to a fault as a general rule; the first thing we look for is the cheapest price for ANYTHING we buy... The manufacturers know this, and know that if their radio is $5 cheaper than the other guy's, we'll buy it even though it's got crappy batteries.

bsoder
09-29-2005, 03:46 PM
Ok, I suppose technically I KNOW why. I just don't like it. :)

Unbalanced prop
09-29-2005, 06:42 PM
Brian at Tanicpacks and Mike at cbp make nice packs also.

http://www.tanicpacks.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=56&osCsid=41179e7bd3d100c1f4bdf7e12bd6ce4f

http://www.cheapbatterypacks.com/main.asp?sid=404483&pgid=packs&pid=AIR

Doug

EpoweredRc
09-29-2005, 08:41 PM
I picked up 8 2500mAh energizer NiMH cells from a local grocery store when they were on sale, took apart my original pack, used the wiring and endcovers, and shrinkwrapped my own. Batts were about $12 total as I recall.

I don't know why manufacturers don't include better packs with the transmitters.

This is a good idea,you can go to your Radio shack and they sell the cases that hold 4 battery's on both sides for total of 8 and just put it in the TX thats what we have done on all of ours. I fly a Hitec Prism 7 and my father has the Hitec Eclipse. he charges them on the wall charger just like before and cycles on the Triton from time to time.

bsoder
09-29-2005, 09:23 PM
Ah, that's good to know - I didn't realize the RS cases would fit in the battery compartments. I'll have to check that out - you have a part number by any chance?

EpoweredRc
09-29-2005, 09:48 PM
Ah, that's good to know - I didn't realize the RS cases would fit in the battery compartments. I'll have to check that out - you have a part number by any chance?
My father knows the # I will get it for you as soon as he wakes up.

EpoweredRc
09-29-2005, 10:06 PM
270-407A Battery Holder.Theres the Radio Shack Number for them. Make sure you ask for that Number they do have other ones but there square not rectangle and will not fit. My father had to get them to order them but they work great.

bsoder
09-29-2005, 10:17 PM
cool, thanks. I'll give them a look.

EpoweredRc
09-29-2005, 10:55 PM
cool, thanks. I'll give them a look.

No problem,& goodluck

GeraldRosebery
09-30-2005, 09:49 PM
I need to replace the battery in my Hitec Prism 7 transmitter.

Any recommendations (other than the specified Hitec #58207)?

Thanks

I made up a simple 3-cell pack from 2200 mah Li ION cells. 12.6 Volts - no problems except that I have to try and remember to charge it once a month a so, after flying each weekend.

MiniBuzz
10-01-2005, 04:38 AM
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Warden
10-01-2005, 10:56 AM
I just went on ebay and got a pack (actually two) that had the right number of cells and was the correct size to fit in the battery compartment of my transmitters. I got two eight cell Nimh packs for less than $20. I had to change the connector on the packs but that was no big deal. These packs are 2100mah so they last a loooooooong time.

Doppelganger
10-01-2005, 03:59 PM
maxamps.com aslo sells 2100 packs, They go for 21.00 I believe.

Steve