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Old 09-10-2009, 01:57 PM   #1
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Anyone running LiPo's in their starter boxes, what C rating are you guys using and what mah?
I am switching over and would like to hear what most people are running and how long it usually last before a charge is needed.
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I have been useing the Losi lipos 2200mah 20c in my
boxes for some time now been working out just fine
have run three days of racing with out charging
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Anyone running LiPo's in their starter boxes, what C rating are you guys using and what mah?
I am switching over and would like to hear what most people are running and how long it usually last before a charge is needed.
look for the most mah you can get with the lowest C... you dont need a hi C rate pack for a bump box 15-20C is plenty.
example: you can easily go 2 race weekends on this pack.
http://hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store...00mAh_4S1P_15C
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I use a losi 2200 mah 20 c it starts both of my cars all day long with ease. Check out carolinasrc.com for a smoking deal.
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I carry 2 2650mah 4S 20C batteries in my Ofna blue top. both battery lasts about 30 starts. before my cut off of 3.7v per cell
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My buddy keeps 2 Losi starter box LiPo's (LOSB9821) in his Ofna blue box, once one's done it goes on the charger and he can run the other one. That way he's always up.
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Thanks everyone!!!!
I am looking at 4000mah with 10C and 15C burst so I should be ok or is it too low?
I do not have a voltage monitor or was aware you can put one on the pack itself. Should I basically just charge it after every race weekend or would that be killing the pack?
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I use a losi 2200 mah 20 c it starts both of my cars all day long with ease. Check out carolinasrc.com for a smoking deal.
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20C MINUMUM.....10-15C the motor's will not have the "umph" to start stubborn tight motor's....been there done that.....i run a 2200 25c and a 35c 3300 as a backup.

as for a monitor..you dont need a regulator....but these are a nice item to plug in at the beginning of the day and it will Audibly warn you if the pack is getting too low.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/Maxpro-4S-Lipo-B...d=p3286.c0.m14

and these little checker's for 6$ are WELL worth to have on hand for checking Each cell.

http://cgi.ebay.com/RC-Lipo-battery-...d=p3286.c0.m14
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Thanks everyone!!!!
I am looking at 4000mah with 10C and 15C burst so I should be ok or is it too low?
I do not have a voltage monitor or was aware you can put one on the pack itself. Should I basically just charge it after every race weekend or would that be killing the pack?

you can charge it after every meet...but lipo's like to sit at 60-70% charge.....so if you have a "store" feature on your charger it would be a wise idea to discharge to 60% after racing and re-peak on saturday or evening before the races.
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