TRACTION BATTERIES & CHARGERS.
FOR BATTERY R/C LOCOMOTIVES. OCT 1st 2020
PLEASE NOTE.  THE MAINS POWER SUPPLIES ARE ONLY SUITABLE FOR USE IN AUSTRALIA.
It is not possible to post batteries overseas from Australia.

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INCLUDING PDF FILES OF WIRING INSTRUCTIONS.
 
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RCS BATTERY PACKS COME IN THREE BASIC TYPES.



F                                           B                                              T

Model Price Image Description
HOBBY PACK BATTERIES USED IN SERIES TO POWER BATTERY R/C LOCOS.
FEATURING ENELOOP HYBRID NiMh-ALKALINE RE-CHARGEABLE CELLS.
IDEAL FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED LOCOS.
MADE UP PACKS WITH WELDED CELLS ARE MUCH MORE RELIABLE FOR TRACTION POWER USE THAN PLASTIC HOLDERS.
AAA 4 x CELL (4.8 volt) ENELOOP HYBRID NiMh-ALKALINE PACKS.
4-LSD-AAAB
$49 Brick Pack of 4 x fully charged AAA ENELOOP 800 mah LSD hybrid batteries.
JR Plug
4-LSD-AAAF
$49 Flat Pack of 4 x fully charged AAA ENELOOP 800 mah LSD hybrid batteries.
JR Plug
4-LSD-AAAT
$49 Twin Stick Pack of 4 x fully charged AAA ENELOOP 800 mah LSD hybrid batteries.
JR Plug
AA 4 x CELL (4.8 volt) ENELOOP HYBRID NiMh-ALKALINE PACKS.
4-LSD-AAB
$49 Brick Pack of 4 x fully charged AA ENELOOP 2,000 mah LSD hybrid batteries. FUTABA Plug
4-LSD-AAF
$49 Flat Pack of 4 x fully charged AA
ENELOOP  2,000 mah LSD hybrid batteries.
FUTABA Plug
4-LSD-AAT
$49 Twin Stick Pack of 4 x fully charged AA
ENELOOP  2,000 mah LSD hybrid batteries.
FUTABA Plug
AAA 5 x CELL (6 volt) ENELOOP HYBRID NiMh-ALKALINE PACK.
Some 2.4 Ghz receivers work better on 6 volts.
5-LSD-AAAF
$59 Pack of 5 x fully charged AAA ENELOOP
800 mah LSD hybrid batteries. JR Plug.
AA 5 x CELL (6 volt) ENELOOP HYBRID NiMh-ALKALINE PACK.
Some 2.4 Ghz receivers work better on 6 volts.
5-LSD-AAF
$59 Flat Pack of 5 x fully charged AA
ENELOOP 2,000 mah LSD hybrid batteries.
 FUTABA Plug.
5-LSD-AAH
$59 Humpback Pack of 5 x fully charged AA ENELOOP 2,000 mah LSD hybrid batteries.
FUTABA Plug.
MAKE UP YOU OWN VOLTAGE PACKS AS FOLLOWS
VOLTAGES AVAILABLE USING 2 x FUT-FUT & 2 x FUT-JST

2 x 4.8 Volts = 9.6 Volts.              2 x 6.0 Volts = 12.0 volts.              

VOLTAGES AVAILABLE WITH 3 x FUT-JST
3 x 4.8 Volts = 14.4 Volts.
3 x 6.0 Volts = 18.0 volts.

Please Note.
 When wiring battery packs in series to obtain a higher voltage.
It is OK to mix voltages, but all batteries must be the same type, size & capacity.
COMING SOON
FREE COMPREHENSIVE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ASSEMBLE ENELOOP BATTERY PACKS USING THE CONNECTORS BELOW.
2 x FUT-FUT
$ 10 2 x Futaba cable to Futaba cable puts welded R/C battery packs in series, to increase volts. Max 12 volts
For use with # P-SWITCH
2 x FUT-JST
$ 10 2 x Futaba - JST cable puts welded R/C battery packs in series, to increase volts.
Max 12 volts
Use with all  RCS # U-BIK-xx kits.
3 x FUT-JST
$ 15 3 x Futaba - JST cable puts welded R/C battery packs in series, to increase volts.
Max 18 volts
Use with all  RCS # U-BIK-xx kits.
 Plug in cable connector type changers.
FF-JM
$ 5 Futaba Female - JST Male.
Allows above packs to be used with RCS Loco installations with JST loco cabling.
JF-FM
$ 5 JST Female - Futaba Male.
Allows bateries with JST connectors to be used with
R/C & servos requiring Futaba connectors.
SYSTEM PROTECTION IN-LINE FUSES
JST-FUSE
$10 (L) 3 amp In line fuse to protect batteries and wiring with JST Connectors.
Inexpensive system protection.
FUT-FUSE $10 (L) 3 amp In line fuse to protect Rx, batteries and wiring using Futaba/JR Connectors.
Inexpensive system protection.
P-SWITCH
A$12 (L)
3 amps Battery ON - OFF slide switch.
  Fitted with standard JR servo connectors.
Built in charge point and LED indicator.
Ideal for trail car installations.  Glue in place. 
34 mm x 15 mm hole for in loco mounting.

   

Model Price Image Description
Li-Ion TRACTION BATTERIES
RCS offers a selection of Li-Ion batteries  4 x cell (4s - 14.8 volts) with low voltage cut off protection pcb's.
850 mah, 1,700 mah, 2,600 mah & 3,400 mah capacities.
B = Brick pack, F = Flat pack, H = Hump pack, T = Twin stick.
ALL LI-ION BATTERY PACKS NOW FITTED WITH JST 3 AMP CONNECTORS.
"AA" size cells. To order only.  2- 3 weeks delivery.
Li-850-B4
A$119 DETAILS 850 mah Brick.
Li-850-F4
A$119 DETAILS 850 mah Flat-4.
Li-850-T4
A$119 DETAILS 850 mah Twin Stick.
18500 size cells. (Shorter version of 18650 size cells). In stock.
Notes on L1-1700 series pricing.  Suppliers charge more than the Li-2600 series.
Li-1700-B4
A$179 DETAILS 1700 mah Brick.
55 mm x 35 mm x 35 mm
Li-1700-F4
A$179 DETAILS 1700 mah Flat-4.
55 mm x 35 mm x 35 mm
Li-1700-T4
A$179 1700 mah Twin Stick.
130 mm x 35 mm x 35 mm
CLIMAX
A$179 Special 1700 mah 2 x part pack.
For the Bachmann Fn3 Climax.
2 x packs of 55 mm x 35 mm x 18 mm
Forum article on how to use it.
18650 size cells. Standard Li-Ion cell. All in stock.
Li-2600-B4
A$179 2600 mah Brick.
65 mm x 35 mm x 35 mm
Li-2600-F4
A$179 2600 mah Flat-4.
65 mm x 75 mm x 18 mm
Li-2600-T4
A$179 2600 mah Twin Stick.
130 mm x 35 mm x 18 mm
Li-2600-T5
A$199

2600 mah 4 x Twin Stick + 1 in valley.
130 mm x 35 mm x 35 mm
5 x cell (5s) 18.5 volts.
Ideal for USAT & ARISTO 6 axle locos.

Li-2600-B6
A$279
A$199
2600 mah 6s Brick.
6 x cell (6s) 22.2 volts.
Ideal for USAT & ARISTO 6 axle locos.
6s-1p-Charger
A$49 Pic soon Specialist 6s-1p mains charger for Li-2600-B6
The above packs are now available with 3,400 mah 18650 cells. See below.
Made to order only.  2- 3 weeks delivery.
Li-3400-B4
A$239 3400 mah Brick.
65 mm x 35 mm x 35 mm
Li-3400-F4
A$239 3400 mah Flat-4.
65 mm x 75 mm x 18 mm
Li-3400-T4
A$239 3400 mah Twin Stick.
130 mm x 35 mm x 18 mm
Li-3400-T5
A$299 3400 mah 4 x Twin Stick + 1 in valley.
130 mm x 35 mm x 35 mm
5 x cell (5s) 18.5 volts.
Ideal for USAT & ARISTO 6 axle locos.

 

Model Price Image Description
NiMh & Li-Ion TRACTION BATTERY CHARGERS
THE FOLLOWING CHARGERS ARE SUPPLIED WITH A 2.5 mm DC PLUG THAT FITS THE 2.5 mm JACK USED IN RCS INSTALLATION KITS.
SEE BELOW FOR OTHER CONNECTORS.

All chargers are mains powered with cables for Australian conditions only.
4S-Chg
 
A$29 Mains powered 4s cell specific Li-Ion charger.
Charges at 200ma and switches off when fully charged.  Fy1701000 2.5 mm plug
RX-CHARGER $33 240v mains powered 4.8 volt charger for the above ENELOOP batteries.
Charge lead plugs into the HT-7215 ON-OFF switch assembly.
N.B. Can only be used in Australia.
Similar chargers are available Overseas.
MB-3633
A$109

Mains powered quality JayCar
Multi chemistry conditioning charger.
Up to 16 NiCd, NiMh or Hybrid cells.
Up to 6 Li-Ion or LiPo cells.
Intro instructions
For full details go to
https://www.techbrands.com/store/product/mb3633.aspx
CABL-MULTI
$10 Standard banana plugs with connectors for:
Tamiya,  2.5 mm (Futaba & JR).
RX (Hi Channel & Low Channel).
Use with any smart charger. EG #MB-3633
9.6v-Chg
$29 9.6 volt NiMh charger for 8 NiMh cells.
Fitted  with a 2.5 mm x 5 mm DC plug.
Supplied with an Australian type
mains adaptor plug.
Primarily for Thomas & Friends 9.6 volt packs.
CELL-CHK
A$20 Cell Checker. Plugs into 2.5 mm pin charging socket and shows battery voltage.

 

N.B. BATTERY SELF DISCHARGING.
ALL RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES SELF DISCHARGE OVER TIME.
Please visit https://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/elevating_self_discharge  for more information on how to care for batteries.
Please visit https://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_store_batteries for information on storing batteries.


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