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Old 03-24-2010, 03:50 PM   #1
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Default Best battery for Losi Buggy/Truggy

What is your battery of choice that fits in the battery box?

Lipo, Life, or NiMH

Price and where do you get it from ?

I like the power and run time of the lipos, but not a big fan of the regulator. Yes I have HV servos, but not enough for all my rides. And I have an ICE charger so I cannot do the life batteries. But may look at them in the future,

Currently I use the Protec 7.4V 2300mah for Amain. I like it, but if barely fits in the box.
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if you have hv servos then you don't have to worry about a regulator. For the rest you can get regulator, I think its better to run regulators because they cut off and dont let you drain the lipo below 3v/cell, its kind of like an insurance.
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lipo is the only way i go. i run the hitec 7950/7940 combo and i have a 1600Mah venom lipo and i can do 2 5min quals and a 15min main, and it will only take about 400mah to charge it back up
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lipo is the only way i go. i run the hitec 7950/7940 combo and i have a 1600Mah venom lipo and i can do 2 5min quals and a 15min main, and it will only take about 400mah to charge it back up


Where did you get it and how much ?
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tower has some lipo venom 2100's that are $30
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Ebay lipo's are what i use for both my buggy and truggy...for the $$ i have about 9 of them and normally only bring 4 to weekend events....ill run them for a couple quali's then charge them back up....In buggy ive ran a 45min main w/8min warm up and it took 650mah.

i have yet to find a cheaper alternative and have yet to have one let go...I have a buddy who beats his up beyond belief and loves the fact they are 5$ a pop and if something does go wrong its no big deal to toss it and use a new one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/3x-7-4V-900mAh-L...item3efc2be7b3
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oh im sorry i guess i should have clarified. im not running it in a losi. im running in an xray so its not a flat pack, its the taller skinny flat packs. but when i did run losi i was running a protek lipo in that and i beleive it was an 1800 or a 1900 mah that i picked up at Amain
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Ebay lipo's are what i use for both my buggy and truggy...for the $$ i have about 9 of them and normally only bring 4 to weekend events....ill run them for a couple quali's then charge them back up....In buggy ive ran a 45min main w/8min warm up and it took 650mah.

i have yet to find a cheaper alternative and have yet to have one let go...I have a buddy who beats his up beyond belief and loves the fact they are 5$ a pop and if something does go wrong its no big deal to toss it and use a new one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/3x-7-4V-900mAh-L...item3efc2be7b3
Wow..... this might be the ticket !

I have never put more than 800 and some miliamps into any of my packs. Dont really need all the amps. just want some packs. Hard to beat this one.
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I run the losi lipo in my 8 vehicles and it fits the box perfectly. I use the hitec 7950/7940 servo setup and after 3 7 min quals its taking about 700-800 mah.

http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=5217
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So can I run a whole race day say ummm, 3 10min qual and a 45min main with one Losi pack?
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