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 Posted: Thu Dec 1st, 2011 03:13 pm
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Herb Kephart
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Titus--

What you describe--charging a small battery from the track is exactly how Neils system was designed to work. I don't use it that way because my track is all one polarity (overhead wire being the other) and so I use a larger battery, and charge with a plug in spot on the engine. Neil has developed a new, smaller unit, which turns the single LiPo 3.7V into 12V. I am awaiting one to test. They won't be able to be hand built, but there are receivers and ESC's in the aircraft world that are the size of a postage stamp--but they are robot assembled, I'm sure, which means volume sales are needed to justify that cost.  The time WILL come---


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For those considering LiPo power, I suggest looking at the new LiFePO4 batteries, which are safer and offer the same performance.  A123 Systems and Intellect are two brands that I am aware of.

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