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7.4v Lipo Battery for high speed G&P motor

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Hello everyone

 

 

I have been told that ideally you should use a 7.4v 1200mAh lipo for the high speed motor in the G&P guns.

 

I'd like to know if it would be ok to use a 1300mAh battery and how this could potentially damage my gun?

 

The reason is that I can get the 1300's cheap with the deans conectors already attached.

 

 

A quick reply would be appreciated as I need to get batteries sorted berfore this weekends game.

Many thanks

 

Nick

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It's my understanding that it's the voltage is what would wreck the gun. The higher the amperage the longer the battery will run for.

 

I stand to be corrected, but I think it would be fine

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The_Robbo is correct. A 7.4V Lipo isn't going to stress your G&P gearbox internals at all, unless they're already worn or badly set up. A 11.1V one would though.

 

I use a 4300mAh 9.6V NihM in my G&P M16 and it runs just fine all day on that, even when charged fully to about 11V. That said, running a high speed setup on a 1200 or 1300mAh Lipo isn't going to last that long each game, possibly 1500 to 2000 rounds before it runs out of juice. And if you are going to use a Lipo, make sure you get a proper Lipo charger and a Lipo Alarm to connect in the gun, as running a Lipo down below 3V per cell will knacker it very quickly. As soon as the alarm sounds, stop firing and either recharge or replace the battery.

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