Nice to see a Lipo thread specific to maxamps. would be cool if we could get them to post there. Also would be cool if a seperate forum was about brushless and lipos in one place as would miss the onroad comments on lipos in offroad threads.
May amps will build you packs with the wires coming out the top. Just not sure where it comes out.
Anyway, I called maxamps to see about getting that Apache balancer they have but they told me they won't be getting anymore in and will be switching to a Polyquest balancer. They even showed me it on another site (RCLIPO) and said the price initially was better than what they had ($30 shipped new) and said to go with that till they officially cut over from the apache.
That really floored me, never had someone selling a product recommend going with another till they got there price in line. Was pretty impressed by that. They also were most helpful with all my lipo questions.
I was told that they are not using a copper tab method instead of the previous one, which I guess helps with more voltage?
I am right now torn between getting a 6000mah pack versus a 8000mah pack. I will be using this battery only for my 4wd E buggy, none others except maybe some NIMH packs for extended practice, and thats a big maybe.
Assuming 3 heats, 1 main, time between to repeak, I am not thinking I will need a larger mah pack. What do you guys think? will be running either a 19 turn brushed motor or mamba max 5700.
Also, what do you guys do for your safe storage of the battery packs? I was thinking of either picking up a pyrex bowl/dish with a cover and storing the pack with a bag of sand on it. so if it vents, the sand as I understand it should neutralize the pack when it melts it bag, and the pyrex should control any flame bursts. Also, I figure if its sealed well enough, the oxygen would be used up quicking in the dish. either a pyrex dish or a small grill to keep them in
Next, how far does the wire jut out of the pack that you can't bend back? trying to see if I need to order the out the top configuration since this will be in an e-buggy.
Finally, Can someone measure the weight difference between there 6000mah pack / 8000mah pack and a GP3300 and any of the IB packs? Trying to see how much weight I need to add in.