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Old 02-23-2011, 04:55 PM   #1
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Hey guys, Ive got a 11.1v 5000mAh 30C LiPo 3S here and I wanted to know if it would work fine starting a truggy with a starter box? Ive seen people use the 14..8 volt, but was just wondering if this would be ok as its less than the 12volt or 14.4 volt recommended on the starter?

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Hey guys, Ive got a 11.1v 5000mAh 30C LiPo 3S here and I wanted to know if it would work fine starting a truggy with a starter box? Ive seen people use the 14..8 volt, but was just wondering if this would be ok as its less than the 12volt or 14.4 volt recommended on the starter?

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3s is fine as well...
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Starter box motor's are rated up to 18V. So 3S is IMO not enough, Your under powering the motor's and risking Puffing the battery due to too much load. 4S is the Ticket. Save your 3S for another day.
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Most do use 4-cell. However, your 30c should do fine.
To keep from buying, I would give it a try and see how well it turns the motor over. 11.1 volt lipos peak out at over 12 volts anyway.
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I used a thunder power 3s 11.1 for over a year awhile back maybe i was lucky but it worked great for me.
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as long as you have a decent discharge-rated pack, you should be ok. Still if you use a 4S, you're better off.
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Starter box motor's are rated up to 18V. So 3S is IMO not enough, Your under powering the motor's and risking Puffing the battery due to too much load. 4S is the Ticket. Save your 3S for another day.
Good to know on the 18v mark. I was was running 18 nimh cells (~22v) in one of my older boxes the other day and it had some nice punch!
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I've been using a venom 5000mAh 30c in my box for a while now. It's not as strong as a 4 cell, but it get's the job done. I got it in a package deal with a brushless system I purchased it, so I just dropped it in.
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i ran a 2S in my ofna box for a weekend and it got me through the day, didnt turn over very well but got the job done, only reason i did it was because my gel cell died and i didnt have it wired for two 2S lipos yet.
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