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Old 05-25-2009, 07:16 PM   #1
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Does it matter if i leave my lipo connected to the regulator? As long as the switch is off i wouldnt think it wouldnt matter but i just want to make sure it isnt somehow how still drawing power from the battery. Thanks

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you can leave it hooked up. The switch is actually between the battery and the regulator so when its off its the same as having it unhooked
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Read the instruction's on the regulator and that will tell you your answer.


In case your stubborn....you HAVE TO disconnect the pack or it WILL trickle out juice DESPITE the switch being on or off....if you really want to learn the hard way...leave the pack plugged in...you'll see.
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Read the instruction's on the regulator and that will tell you your answer.


In case your stubborn....you HAVE TO disconnect the pack or it WILL trickle out juice DESPITE the switch being on or off....if you really want to learn the hard way...leave the pack plugged in...you'll see.
I am running this set up. you should un-plug the pack. Integra is right, it will trickle power if left plugged in. At the end of race or practice day I un-plug mine every time.
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Read the instruction's on the regulator and that will tell you your answer.


In case your stubborn....you HAVE TO disconnect the pack or it WILL trickle out juice DESPITE the switch being on or off....if you really want to learn the hard way...leave the pack plugged in...you'll see.
How is it going to trickle discharge threw a circuit that's not hooked up?

By that theory if I turn off my lights there's still electricity going threw my light running my electric bill up?

Hmm guess I misunderstood all those electrical books I've been reading for the past 10 years.
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How is it going to trickle discharge threw a circuit that's not hooked up?

By that theory if I turn off my lights there's still electricity going threw my light running my electric bill up?

Hmm guess I misunderstood all those electrical books I've been reading for the past 10 years.

think what you please....if you ran lipo you would also know.
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think what you please....if you ran lipo you would also know.
I've never ran 8th scale with out a lipo...

The point is the way the switch is wired it breaks the circuit going to the regulator. In other words no power goes to the regulator. I let mine sit all winter after running a 3 Qualifiers and a 20 min main. Took it out the buggy, charged it and it only took 1100 mah's so even if your theory is correct it's such a small discharge rate it would take 2 years or so to discharge enough to cause damage....

Its not like a speedo where the whole thing is always powered just waiting for a signal to tell it to turn on.
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I have left lipo's plugged into my electrics and it doesn't do shit with the switch off on the speedo.
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I've never ran 8th scale with out a lipo...

The point is the way the switch is wired it breaks the circuit going to the regulator. In other words no power goes to the regulator. I let mine sit all winter after running a 3 Qualifiers and a 20 min main. Took it out the buggy, charged it and it only took 1100 mah's so even if your theory is correct it's such a small discharge rate it would take 2 years or so to discharge enough to cause damage....

Its not like a speedo where the whole thing is always powered just waiting for a signal to tell it to turn on.
this is what i thought, basic electronics. but a lot of people told me different so i just listen, well my dad does. i see no benefit to runnin lipo. i can run all day on my nimh with out a recharge
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