Help with Battery for an m4?

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by ncore, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. ncore

    ncore New Member

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    I am thinking about buying a Matrix m4. This will be my first aeg. I want spare batteries, but I am not sure what to get. I have found that I can get plenty of 8.4v batteries for cheap, but I also looking at this battery here:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/11-1V-1600mAh-Li-Po-Battery-Li-polymer-AKKU-3S-For-Airsoft-Rechargeable-Firefox-/280956526438?pt=US_Rechargeable_Batteries&hash=item416a505f66

    Also, which types of chargers would I need for each one, I am clueless, do they all use the same type of charger.

    And how would I put the battery in the m4.

    I know these are all stupid questions, but I am new to aegs

    Thanks!
     
  2. g_love

    g_love New Member

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    As far as the battery fitting goes, I don't know whether or not it would fit. However, if you are looking into getting a Li-Po battery I would strongly advise that you read this thread http://www.airsoftsociety.com/forums/f10/lipo-info-thread-12661/.

    If you get a Li-Po, you will need a smart/balance charger. This is the one that I use, I love it, and I have only heard great things about it: http://www.hobbypartz.com/thac6smbachw.html
    The reason that you need this is that Li-Pos have multiple cells, and they need to be charged at the same rate and be at the same charge.

    And finally, I think the Matrix M4 is front wired, so the battery would connect in the handguard.

    I would also suggest re-wiring to deans connectors as long as you are doing battery work.
     

  3. ncore

    ncore New Member

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    ok thanks. But will a 8.4v battery be powerful enough to use with a 130 spring? If so, how long would it last and how many should i get? Or should I just get the 11v battery i posted?

    Thanks!
     
  4. g_love

    g_love New Member

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    To honestly answer your question I don't know. I can however tell you what I do know. I do know that the time that your battery depends on the Mah rating of the battery. An 11.1v should pull the spring better, but to save your trigger contacts you would also probably have to put in a mosfet.