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Post  crankbndr on Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:17 am

I just bought a glow driver that uses a sub-C battery and wanted to find a battery with more capasity but all I've seen have tabs.
Where do you sub-C users get your batteries?
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Re: battery for sub-C glow driver

Post  Mark Boesen on Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:58 am

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Re: battery for sub-C glow driver

Post  microflitedude on Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:14 pm

These guys seem to have what you are looking for.

http://www.megabatteries.com/cat_featured_items.asp?cat1=35&cat=2&id=227&uid=1431

If you have a Batteries Plus store nearby they may have what you need in stock.

http://www.batteriesplus.com/product_search/28182-Sanyo-4_5Cs-NiCd-Flat-Top-Industrial-Rechargeable-Cell-DASH--DASH-N--1250SCRL.aspx

I would be weary of Harbor Freight batteries. I have had a couple rechargeable power tools and the cells were terrible, only lasting a few cycles before dying completely. However, there's a good chance sub - Cs would be OEM'd by Sanyo, so you are probably fine.


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Re: battery for sub-C glow driver

Post  JasonB on Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:18 pm

The tabs remove easily from sub-c cells that do have'em. Grab the tab with pliers, twist and pull. There will be a few dots and maybe a touch of torn tab material where the spot welds were.

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Re: battery for sub-C glow driver

Post  Mark Boesen on Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:33 pm

microflitedude wrote:These guys seem to have what you are looking for.

http://www.megabatteries.com/cat_featured_items.asp?cat1=35&cat=2&id=227&uid=1431

If you have a Batteries Plus store nearby they may have what you need in stock.

http://www.batteriesplus.com/product_search/28182-Sanyo-4_5Cs-NiCd-Flat-Top-Industrial-Rechargeable-Cell-DASH--DASH-N--1250SCRL.aspx

I would be weary of Harbor Freight batteries. I have had a couple rechargeable power tools and the cells were terrible, only lasting a few cycles before dying completely. However, there's a good chance sub - Cs would be OEM'd by Sanyo, so you are probably fine.


Yep, never buy a battery power tool from them, the batteries are worthless, the batteries sold separate, although not the best will work fine.
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Re: battery for sub-C glow driver

Post  RknRusty on Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:35 pm

I have an Interstate Batteries store near my house. When I replace the one in my take-apart glow igniter I'll get one there. My other igniter is sealed so I might cut it apart and see what it looks like.

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Re: battery for sub-C glow driver

Post  crankbndr on Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:28 pm

Thanks for the help, the one on the right came with the MGT8 and the one on the left got from Tower.
Like the new one better for obvious reasons, it came with 1300mah battery and has a gauge that I don't fully understand because it came with no literature at all.
Truck still runs like bat out of hell !!




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Re: battery for sub-C glow driver

Post  JasonB on Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:57 am

The gauge is a simple ammeter, shows when attached to a good glow plug that current is flowing. Good plugs should put the needle in the green range. Mine, the meter gets a bit sticky sometimes, and a little tap may be needed to get the needle to move, but it's a good visual confirmation that the glow plug is intact - especially on engines with mufflers that prevent you hearing the "sizzle".

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Re: battery for sub-C glow driver

Post  gcb on Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:46 pm

If you can't hear the sizzle or see the glow, hold the prop and turn the engine over slowly. You should feel a "bump" meaning that is ready for a serious flip.

George

Edit: Oops! Almost forgot the most important part. When looking for ANY replacement battery check the ampere-hour (AH) capacity as well as the size (Sub-C). Sub-C is an external size and ones with a lower AH capacity may have a smaller battery and a spacer inside the Sub-C shell.
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