National FAQ: Are 1.20V NiMH rechargeable batteries allowed for Battery Buggy B? (section: 3 / paragraph: b / sub-paragraph: / line: 2)
A: Yes, 1.20 V NiMH rechargeable batteries are allowed if they are labeled as AA and a voltage not exceeding 1.5 V. Please see the Science Olympiad Battery Policy found at https://www.soinc.org/join/policies
National FAQ: Are capacitors permitted in addition to the components listed ("batteries, wires, motors, switches, resistors, potentiometers & mechanical relays") as one was included in the Wards Science Battery Buggy Kit? (section: 3 / paragraph: e / sub-paragraph: / line: 2)
A: No, capacitors are not permitted. Wards erroneously included the capacitors in the kits. They have since removed them from their kits.