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Old 01-25-2015, 02:28 AM   #1
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Hi all, i'm in the market for some new batteries. The 90C/100C ratings on some of these packs certainly are tempting, but having read through RCTech, I know C ratings are almost meaningless these days.

So at the moment im considering TEAM ZOMBIE, TEAM SILVERBACK, SMC & Nanotech ULTIMATE. All are 80C/90C/100C ratings.

Can anybody provide feedback on these batteries? I notice that the new silverback/team zombie/Nanotech all use 5mm plugs whereas SMC are still using the 4mm plugs. Any advantage with the 5mm plugs?

These will be used in 13.5 Blinky, but I am looking to step up sooner or later to mod so I would want the batteries to also be suitable for mod.

Thanks everyone in advance for your input
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You should really put Fantom in that group, excellent battery better customer service.
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You should really put Fantom in that group, excellent battery better customer service.
Unfortunately we can't really get fantom batteries in australia and the AUD makes fantom batteries very expensive
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To me LiPo's are like blanc CDR's. Blanc CDR's have a media code which does give the information of the real manufacturer and the specification. If you buy the same brand CDR's a month later they can have a different mediacode so they can be totally different (this happens more than you think).

With LiPo it is the same. Most brands just buy the cells at a manufacturer and put them in a box with their own label.
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Out of your list, the SMC packs are the best......
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Hi all, i'm in the market for some new batteries. The 90C/100C ratings on some of these packs certainly are tempting, but having read through RCTech, I know C ratings are almost meaningless these days.

So at the moment im considering TEAM ZOMBIE, TEAM SILVERBACK, SMC & Nanotech ULTIMATE. All are 80C/90C/100C ratings.

Can anybody provide feedback on these batteries? I notice that the new silverback/team zombie/Nanotech all use 5mm plugs whereas SMC are still using the 4mm plugs. Any advantage with the 5mm plugs?

These will be used in 13.5 Blinky, but I am looking to step up sooner or later to mod so I would want the batteries to also be suitable for mod.

Thanks everyone in advance for your input
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SMC.
Top shelf batteries at fair prices. Don't let big prices on other brands make you believe their better.
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Smc.

For the price they are hard to beat. Even the non race formula packs offer a ton of battery for the price. I've had no issues with my SMC packs in the year that I've had them. We race carpet year round, so they get some use!
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