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Old 06-16-2008, 08:08 AM   #16
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Hmmmm... I don't get it either... why waste the money? A $25 12v battery will give you all the power you need and no hassles. (Yeah, it's heavier. Is the exercise gonna kill ya?)
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Hmmmm... I don't get it either... why waste the money? A $25 12v battery will give you all the power you need and no hassles. (Yeah, it's heavier. Is the exercise gonna kill ya?)
I just gave all my 12volt gel cells away cause I went to lipo on all my starter boxes. The gel cells suck! Their heavy, take forever to charge, in my opinion dont have enough juice to turn over my engines, not to mention my dynamite ice wont charge it properly.
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I just gave all my 12volt gel cells away cause I went to lipo on all my starter boxes. The gel cells suck! Their heavy, take forever to charge, in my opinion dont have enough juice to turn over my engines, not to mention my dynamite ice wont charge it properly.


the ICE CANT charge a cell cell...thats why.... gel cells work just fine...like DOMIT said....but if u can go lipo..why not.
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the ICE CANT charge a cell cell...thats why.... gel cells work just fine...like DOMIT said....but if u can go lipo..why not.
Yup, called duratrax and they confirmed the ice charger can not charge any lead/acid gell cell batteries. I figured out a way to make it work but it didnt work very well. If you look in the manual or call duratrax they will confirm what Im saying.
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Yup, called duratrax and they confirmed the ice charger can not charge any lead/acid gell cell batteries. I figured out a way to make it work but it didnt work very well. If you look in the manual or call duratrax they will confirm what Im saying.



NO Comment....u just answer'd everything i need to know.
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Hmmmm... I don't get it either... why waste the money? A $25 12v battery will give you all the power you need and no hassles. (Yeah, it's heavier. Is the exercise gonna kill ya?)
25 dollar gel cel or 25 dollar Lipo, I know which one I would chose and its not the gel cel... what if you travel, the lipo will reduce your luggage weight considerably.

And what hassle, been using a 3000mah Lipo for 6months now with no hassle, charge it and race, have a backup 2300 pack.
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NO Comment....u just answer'd everything i need to know.
I guess I dont understand your post???? Do you have something to add or correct me on? Id love to get the wealth of knowledge you possess and are unwilling to share with us.
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Are you guys using a low voltage cutoff when running a lipo in your starter box? It seems like it would be real easy to over-discharge a lipo without a cutoff.
Dont worry about the low volt cutoff but if the motor slows imediately stop and recharge the batt, Lipo's dont like to be deep cycled.
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ALL batteries, regardless of the type, loose voltage over time.....whether they're hooked up or not!!
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ALL batteries, regardless of the type, loose voltage over time.....whether they're hooked up or not!!


Hrmm.....ive been told lipo's will hold voltage for months. no problems.
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Hrmm.....ive been told lipo's will hold voltage for months. no problems.
Lipo's lose very little voltage, almost nothing.
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You're correct that lipos can be stored for months, but Lipos do loose voltage. Although not at the rate that NiMh do.
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I run a 2100 14.8 lipo in my ofna truggy box and it works great...I can never, ever see going back to a gel cell or stick packs again. I have raced an entire weekend on one charge with no issues. After 2 days of racing, I charged him up and it took 1500 mah, so it was about as low as it could go. You can top off Lipos as much as you want, as there is no memory with them. Also, you are supposed to store lipos charged (they do lose volts, but nowhere near the nimh do). Generally when I get home after a weekend of racing, I charge up the Lipo right away, and then it is good for the next race day...I leave it plugged in as well, but if I were to let it sit for months, I would likely unplug it
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bah...w/e...u obviously dont get it.
If the regulator is downstream from the switch in a receiver box, how is that different than a motor being downstream from the switch in a starter box?

If the battery is not plugged in to the system, it can't be drawn down by anything in that system.

Whatever......it's your money and cells you are risking so have the hell at it in wantever manner blows your dress up.

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Hmmmm... I don't get it either... why waste the money? A $25 12v battery will give you all the power you need and no hassles. (Yeah, it's heavier. Is the exercise gonna kill ya?)
I used to feel the same way until I bought my first Novarossi. Maybe my gel cell was old, but it wouldn't turn that Nova over for beans.
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