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Old 12-09-2005, 09:02 PM   #1
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Cool 6 or 7 cell batteries?

What do you guys use, and why?
Is it safe to use 7 cells?
what exactly changes when you go to 7 cells, apart from more wear?
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:16 PM   #2
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most cars will only accept 6 cells. 7 cells will make the car faster since it packs more voltage but do not go more than what your esc can handle or the smoke will leak out.
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:50 PM   #3
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everyone uses 6 cells because that is the maximum legal limit for racing. Sometimes I use 7 cells for fun, it really makes the car come alive and shows how good of a driver you really are.

The only thing you need to pay attention to is your motor. It will run a little hotter because of the higher voltage and it will wear quicker than average. ESC temp can be an issue if you don't have a good esc (gtx, g11, qc2, etc).

I would reccomend that you not run 7 cells if your motor is less than 12 turns - too much heat, just buy an 8 turn instead.
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