That is good advice, Danny.
And kudos to SMC to lowering their prices too. As distributors for SMC batts in AU, we know it can be quite hard for hobby shops to stock our batts when they know customers can get simliar priced matched batts from matchers who sell direct to the racers online.
Originally Posted by Danny/SMC
Just thought I would give a bit of advice that maybe uncommon for a business person/owner.
With the battery market changing at a rapid pace I strongly reccomend that racers buy a few packs at a time for the start of the indoor season. The reason I feel this is important is that IB is working hard on making the best possible cells.
We have now received 7 different shipments of IB3800 and they have all been a bit better than the previous shipment. The one thing that has been consistent is the low IR and when track testing packs with .01 higher average voltage per cell they didn't run much different. Now I know part of RC racing is bench racing so the racers are looking for the highest looking numbers on the stickers. So with this in mind and the posibility of better batches being likely racers should not buy 10 packs at time and only buy enough to get them through a race day. We know that the packs can be used 2 times per day when they have rested a few hours in between runs so 2 packs per class should be enough.
Hope this helps.