Originally Posted by Kenneth Tan
How much runtime or capacity are you left with in a 5 cell SHO pack after a typical 5+ min run with a 3.5T brushless motor?
my equipment is
Nosram ISTC (2-4-0-0)
Orion 3.5 brushless (very little timing, middle line is further right than middle of "C" solder tab)
Since I did not stop on the 5 minute mark and I kept going till I felt an obvious drop in performance I cannot be precise on this information.
Both packs run up to 5:20 and had almost nothing left in them on that point, about 150mAh at 10Amp discharge rate.
I know that running the packs till they dump is killing them, so I will not do that again, I just did it the first 3 times to check runntime...gearing.. etc.
Also keep in mind that as you noticed this is on a fairly large track made for 1/8 scale cars with big flowing turns and long straights. I would consider it a "high drain" track demanding good runntime out of a pack, so if I can make time now, on this track, there should not be any problems making runntime in the majority of the tracks elsewhere.
Also I was informed that my pack which writes 411sec is about average and one can come accross SHO 'EU' packs with up to 420+ sec.