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Old 07-24-2014, 06:22 PM   #16
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What's the best of lipo 2s for 1/10 touring car ?
Orca, SMC, Orion, HPI Plazma, Demon?
From that list, you can't go wrong with ORCA.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:46 PM   #17
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So your saying if Hara had to buy his own packs he would continue to buy protec packs at 2x more $ than a EAM or promatch pack?
I think not ...
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:51 PM   #18
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LOL thats marketing for you. If I was the top RC name in the world I would only run who paid me the most.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:57 PM   #19
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Buy me, I'm Orca. No, I change my mind, buy him EA. Well maybe SMC, that's a good one. Or how about ProTek.

The first three you listed are good/great batteries not familiar with the last two.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:04 PM   #20
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Just checked amain and they really only offer 3 decent raceable packs that will actually make it a few charges without puffing and thats protek, Reedy, orion
the protek 5500 &7400 are the same physical packs that i buy from promatch racing but with higher C ratings ...and bigger price tag...
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Tried the rest.......

Personally, I run only Sting Lipos.

That's SMC, EA, Trinity, and Sting label.
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I have been running ORCA batteries bought from EA for well over a year now. They are great and seem to keep getting better. My oldest pack has close to 300+ charge/discharge cycles on it and the IR is still in the 3's per pack. It even puffed because I was stupid and left it fully charged for 2 weeks and it still to this day has an IR of 3.2 for the pack. They seem to be great batteries. Im sure any of the upper end will be good as long as you take good care of them. I have 5 ORCAS and all of them continue to get better every time I run them.
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:51 PM   #23
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I love IP
which is what makes protek and orca

6000 80c perfect for both stock and modified
292g perfect
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:44 AM   #24
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The best budget packs IMO are Gens-Ace and Turnigy nano tech.
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I have been running ORCA batteries bought from EA for well over a year now. They are great and seem to keep getting better. My oldest pack has close to 300+ charge/discharge cycles on it and the IR is still in the 3's per pack. It even puffed because I was stupid and left it fully charged for 2 weeks and it still to this day has an IR of 3.2 for the pack. They seem to be great batteries. Im sure any of the upper end will be good as long as you take good care of them. I have 5 ORCAS and all of them continue to get better every time I run them.
I had a 4year old Thunder Power that I somehow left fully charged from that time (it had Dean's connectors so stopped using it) and it still looked like new.
Friends have had ORCA's puff after a few months.
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Turnigy nano-tech
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+1 and I've tried most of them. For 17.5 stock racing, I wasn't able to get a measured or perceived difference (and I'm a +/- 0.2 second consistent driver on an 11 second track). I would hope that my $120 batteries will give me an edge in modified, but I doubt it.
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Orca no doubt.
I've only use Orca and Orion, tried a lot of cells from friends though.
I have three years old saddles Orca still punchy and still powerful the whole run.
Same kind of saddles from Orion, same charging/discharging conditions are really less punchy and tend to fall off after 2/3mn.
I experienced the same for shorty but I didn't try sticks.

My Orca cells are punchier and keep the same punch the whole run.
They last a while in that conditions, they will loose a bit of punch after 1-2 year, I would say after the 200 charge or so but the lose is minimal.
They also have better characteristics, not just numbers but more punch and more runtime than an Orion cell.
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if you run mod your don't need crazy batts, lots of mod guys charge to 8.1v, unlike spec

if you are sponsored and can get a new free battery every race you don't need the same batteries we do

spec and mod dont have the same requirements for batteries, so I don't think we should choose a battery because Hara does........
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So we're digging up this sort of old thread?

There is no "best battery", unless you count one you get for free.
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