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Old 06-18-2008, 06:08 AM   #31
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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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Old 06-18-2008, 06:38 AM   #32
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So what's the difference?

Rather than play the role of jaded expert who's tired of explaining the obvious to clueless knobs, thrall us with your acumen professor and explain what would put a battery at risk in a receiver box with a switch between the cells and the potential load, while a starter box with a switch between the battery and potential load is no problem at all.
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555. The push down contact switch in a starter box is positively disengaged. There is an air gap so as to not have physical contact. And the on/off switches have a very, very tiny amount of current when off. Very slightly though. Over time they can drain the battery.
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I think I fried my OFNA chrome top - I had a maxamps 6000mah 4 cell. I think you have to have a low mah pack if you're gonna run a lipo
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555. The push down contact switch in a starter box is positively disengaged. There is an air gap so as to not have physical contact. And the on/off switches have a very, very tiny amount of current when off. Very slightly though. Over time they can drain the battery.
Lol, i am getting onto the power company those pesky switches at my house must be drawing power...

hang on i know how to fix it...

I will get rid of them and leave the cables hanging out of the wall with deans plugs and plug the lights in when I want to use them!!!

Problem solved!!!!
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I picked up a 4s 4350 "Twenty" PolyQuest pack NIB on Ebay for $65 I burned up the motors in my Losi box but it works great in my OFNA truggy box.
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I picked up a 4s 4350 "Twenty" PolyQuest pack NIB on Ebay for $65 I burned up the motors in my Losi box but it works great in my OFNA truggy box.


u probably didnt break in the motor's and heated em up good and burnt the brush's to the comm...My losi motor's are still goin strong on my 4cell...i hope i dont have to swap in some 55T lath's.
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I think I fried my OFNA chrome top - I had a maxamps 6000mah 4 cell. I think you have to have a low mah pack if you're gonna run a lipo
The pack will only deliver what the load asks for. It's not gonna cram 120 amps into your box just because it capable of delivering that much.....and if your box is pulling 120 amps, then you would have smoked a lower mah pack anyhow. I'd look for another cause.
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My, but you boys do like to spend money on "the next big thing". Mr. Jones, they are on the way.
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My, but you boys do like to spend money on "the next big thing". Mr. Jones, they are on the way.
I went lipo for the convenience, charge during the week and race sunday... I dont have to spend Saturday night charging batts, I can charge at my leisure. Time is money, specially when you are a working man!!! plus if you source them right they are cheaper than a gel cel!!!
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I went lipo for the convenience, charge during the week and race sunday... I dont have to spend Saturday night charging batts, I can charge at my leisure. Time is money, specially when you are a working man!!! plus if you source them right they are cheaper than a gel cel!!!
dont forget that they are also more powerfull and lighter!
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dont forget that they are also more powerfull and lighter!



X2...lipo in the starter box is a NO BRAINER.
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I have a 1 amp motorcycle battery charger for my gel cell. It was less than $10 at Wal-Mart. A 1 hour charge will last me all day at the track. My box will start anything.
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I went lipo for the convenience, charge during the week and race sunday... I dont have to spend Saturday night charging batts, I can charge at my leisure. Time is money, specially when you are a working man!!! plus if you source them right they are cheaper than a gel cel!!!
so where do you source them from that they are cheaper than a gel bat. please share with the rest of us!
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so where do you source them from that they are cheaper than a gel bat. please share with the rest of us!
ebay bro!!!
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