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Fleejl50
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What batteries are available for the aristocraft SD45 and mallet locomotives?

Post by Fleejl50 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:34 am

I just purchased the revolution to run my aristocraft mallet and SD 45 locomotives. Concurrently, I was hoping to purchase batteries to utilize as opposed to track power. The manual for my SD45 says not to use any battery less than 18 volts and a minimum of 3 amps. It doesn't look like crest has an option so I went to my local hobby store and they do not carry batteries with that kind of voltage either. Can anyone provide some suggestions for batteries to use with these locomotives? Thanks and have a great evening!

Jason

Ed Headington
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Post by Ed Headington » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:40 am

Just sent you a PM Jason,

Ed

Ron McCormick
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Post by Ron McCormick » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:24 am

I thought the Aristo batteries were in stock, they show on the Crest site.

Where's your loyalty Ed? :eek: ................:D

Ron

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Post by Ian Galbraith » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:05 am

Fleejl50 wrote:I just purchased the revolution to run my aristocraft mallet and SD 45 locomotives. Concurrently, I was hoping to purchase batteries to utilize as opposed to track power. The manual for my SD45 says not to use any battery less than 18 volts and a minimum of 3 amps. It doesn't look like crest has an option so I went to my local hobby store and they do not carry batteries with that kind of voltage either. Can anyone provide some suggestions for batteries to use with these locomotives? Thanks and have a great evening!

Jason
I use 16 x 1.2V 2500Mah Ni Mh cells giving 19.2v. Average run time per charge is 2-3 hours. I have converted 61 varrious makes of locomotive to this configuration to date.

Ian

Peter Eaton
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Post by Peter Eaton » Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:04 am

If you double up in parallel Crest's batteries you will get 4 amps and 21.5 volts. They have a wiring harness for this purpose. Pete
Pete

Ed Headington
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Post by Ed Headington » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:39 pm

Ron,

:D:D:D

Ed

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Post by Ron McCormick » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:45 pm

Well, it's clearly too late to buy more batteries Ed, so you are off the hook! :D

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Post by Ed Headington » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:24 am

Whew!! Thanks Ron.:D

Ed

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Post by Ron McCormick » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:05 pm

What are friends for? :D

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