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Old 08-29-2006, 10:28 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Nexus Racing
Hey Shookie,

I have 6.5hrs on my MuchMore Lipo Helios pack since the last charge! It is still hovering around 11.0-11.1V.
I am going to go ahead and re-charge it, though...it's been over a month since my last charge .
I was going off of my buds intel...
I just ordered my much more pack the other day from ya...Thanks,
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Glad I won;t have to worry about charging that often...
And EA you are right about the VXR packs....once it hits 10v it drops like a mill stone in the ocean....
That is why I got the Much More one...2500mah is plenty...
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Old 08-30-2006, 08:37 AM   #17
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Why would I want to go lipo when I can get nimh AA 2700 or 2800mah?? the biggest lipo I've seen is around 2200mah...

Any other advantages beside the low voltage explosion ?
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Old 08-30-2006, 02:57 PM   #18
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A 2500mAh Lipo will last longer than a 2500mAh NiMh from what I am told. It has something to do with less internal resistance so the battery doesn't have to work as hard to get the voltage out of the cell's.

Lipo's are lighter so at the end of a 45 minute main, your arm won't be as tired. I know that doesn't matter for the guys who work with their hands for a living but SOME, not all, of the white collar types, that helps. And, of course, only if you run gas.
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Old 08-30-2006, 03:13 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by EAMotorsports
One thing with the VXR packs is once your pack gets low you BETTER charge it....When I was using it if it was anywhere near 10volts it would not make it a run...the radio would cut off in the middle of a heat/race!! Thats the reason I got rid of mine.
I remember that day...my eyes were watering up on the drivers' stand from the combination of the burned motor, burned tires, and burned carpet when your radio shut down !
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Old 08-30-2006, 03:23 PM   #20
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I know the purchase was already made, but I have to plug HTbatteries.com

I ordered the pack and had it in two-three days, the installation was perfect and the communication was top notch. He also offers receiver packs and starter box packs and a charger to do it all.

Thanks Eric.
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Old 08-30-2006, 03:44 PM   #21
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A 2100mAh Li-Po will last much longer then a 2800mAh NiMh and the Li-Po will deliver a higher voltage for much longer.

And it will be less then half the weight plus as NiMh batteries heat up they produce a gas ( even if they do not vent) that is damaging to the plastic that radios are made out of. Some radio instruction will even tell you not to charge the batteries inside the radio for this reason.

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MrBlack see posting number 14, I'm ready to buy....
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