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Old 09-07-2010, 03:52 AM   #1
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Default Converting Losi 8ight starter box to 12v gel cell

I have a Losi 8ight starter box and I have to say it is a great box except for the batteries that power it. I have 2 1800 Nicd stick packs powering it and I have a 12V battery that I would like to use to power it. Has anyone converted their box?
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I have a Losi 8ight starter box and I have to say it is a great box except for the batteries that power it. I have 2 1800 Nicd stick packs powering it and I have a 12V battery that I would like to use to power it. Has anyone converted their box?
i would try 2- 7.4 lipos in your box, i dont really think you will like the gel cel, just stick a couple cheap lipos in it and you will never have a problem starting!
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I use gell cell in my 2.0 box fits perfect and it last for ever like a lipo only issue is to fitting a lipo is way lighter then the lil gell cell but its all good. Just make sure when you do it make leads so you dont have to take apart your box to charge like i do.
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i run the hangar 9 12volt in my 2.0 box its heavy but it last me forever
dnt get 2 lipos get one 11 volt is what my friend did and works great2
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I ran a Gelcell in my SMD box (very similar to the Losi box) with no problems, other than the weight. Its a heavy battery to lug around with you.
Ive now converted to a pair of 5000mah 2s lipo's and its as light as a.....well, a small ally box

Word of caution though, if you go to gelcell or LiPo, I would consider swapping any connectors you have to Deans or similar. Current draw from the motors when starting a tight engine will melt the Tamiya connectors as quick as a flash.
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The losi starter box works great with lipos.
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if , your using the black losi eight box replace the stock motors with 2 traxxas titan 21 t motors you do have to cut the, motor shafts on them because they are longer than the stock motors. but they will last and are have more torque with a 12v gell cell thats what i use.
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Lipo is the way togo, but gel is good but heavy...
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really heavy. i went from a converted gel cell, to a converted lipo.. im only running 1, 3 cell lipo. lasts 2 days on a single charge, with mAH's to spare... light as a feather. amazing for a $20 battery. (minus the charger)
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