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Old 03-28-2009, 02:10 PM   #1
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I would like to know what batties are ppl using on this starter box this is the OFNA blue one with the twin 775 motor in it. I am using a big 12V square batties. I want to make it lite now it is heavy as hell due to the battery..

If I go lipo which is good to use and what else would I need to use a lipo on the starter box??

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Hi everyone

I would like to know what batties are ppl using on this starter box this is the OFNA blue one with the twin 775 motor in it. I am using a big 12V square batties. I want to make it lite now it is heavy as hell due to the battery..

If I go lipo which is good to use and what else would I need to use a lipo on the starter box??

THanks
I use a losi lipo. Lipos are much lighter and more powerfull and the charge last a lot longer.You need a charger that can charge lipo batteries(this is a must).Also be sure that the charger you buy can balance the type of lipo you buy.They all have there own connecters.
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I use a losi lipo. Lipos are much lighter and more powerfull and the charge last a lot longer.You need a charger that can charge lipo batteries(this is a must).Also be sure that the charger you buy can balance the type of lipo you buy.They all have there own connecters.
bphil do you use anything that will let you know when the lipo battery it running low without messing up the battery??
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bphil do you use anything that will let you know when the lipo battery it running low without messing up the battery??
get a lipo voltage tester or any battery tester just dont let the voltage drop to 6v and try to balance your battery once in a while
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get a lipo voltage tester or any battery tester just dont let the voltage drop to 6v and try to balance your battery once in a while


Starter box's use 4 cell's.....6v would be One dead battery starter box battery.

for cheap 4 cell's look on Ebay....they can be had for as little as 25$ Including shipping.
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I too am using 12volt gel cells in my truggy boxes and to be honest im getting sick of them weighing a billion pounds each. So integra stated 4s is the way to go for a starterbox battery, how many "c"? like 35? [TBH i dont know what any of that mumbo jumbo means] And whats a good MAH? Ive got seperate boxes for buggy and truggy, and i'd like to be able to charge them a night before a race and at the MINIMUM use a box for an entire day of racing, take it home and not have to worry about the voltage for 1-2 days after that...so whats a safe MAH?

I know i've got Losi Lipo's in my cars and they're fantastic I can run them all weekend on a charge, plug them in during the middle of the next week and they'll still be damn near fully charged still.

thanks in advance.
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I use this losi 4s 2200 lipo with a deans connector in my starter box and I love it. It is extremely light and very powerful. I use this hyperion charger to balance charge it, it is full proof. I would like to find a cut off for low voltage because recently I had the losi box short out and dump the battery to 11.3 volts. It took a charge and held 95% charge over 12 days so I think it will be ok, but I'm going to start carrying a backup just in case. Lipo is definitely the way to go.
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bphil do you use anything that will let you know when the lipo battery it running low without messing up the battery??
No but I guess I should.I start my 8ight and 8ight-t with it all day and charge it every week.Its not even close to being fully discharged.
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I use the Losi 4S starter box lipo and works great . I have a cheap digital meter I carry with to check the voltage once and a while throughout the day to make sure it is ok .
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Maxpro makes 2-6 cell lipo monitor's....basically a set of flashing LED's and an Audible tone that Will warn you if voltage is too low....plug it in to the balance port and or tap into the main power....there about 5-10$ online if you can find them. i got one that i sparingly check the pack with.

found some....this seller's got 2,3,4 and 6 cell monitor's
http://cgi.ebay.com/Maxpro-Battery-M...QQcmdZViewItem
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im just using 2 nimh 3000 in mine, Works great and last all day
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I'm using some 4600 stick packs I had laying around till I get off my ass and pick up some lipo.
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12 volt gel cell...lasts all weekend. $20 6-12 months until its shot...if your having trouble carrying it...go back to the gym
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Once you go lipo there's no going back.....so just try it and you'll be a believer as well.
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