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Old 03-22-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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Default Is 4S Lipos the only battery to use for starter box

Can I use a 3s or 2s Lipo battery and it have good juice? Just curious cause I cant find my 4s battery and want to start up my cars up.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:35 AM   #2
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One of my 4 cell batts lost a cell during a start and 3 cells was not enough to start my car. My box is the ofna truggy box.

You could use two 2s in seriel connection.
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Thanks. I probably just order another battery and call it a day. Dont have the connectors to run in series. I guess no practice this weekend.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:02 AM   #4
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I run a 4s lipo in my starterbox. 3s would be possible but 2s will be underpowered.
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I've used a 3s to start my buggy and truggy, but traditionally I have a 4s in the box
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I used a 3s for months. Just keep a full charge on it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:27 AM   #7
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4s is the way to go.
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I use one 3s lipo in my box never had a problem starting the car and can go a full race weekend without charging.
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3s is all you need, starts anything. been doing so for years now.
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I suggest these



http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Ah-Starter-Box

They are way lighter than full size 4s, and have lasted me a month of weekends on one charge. No real need for 5 or 6000 mah monsters.
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I have 4s in my boxes and one of my batteries is loosing a cell. I figured something was up because it is usually strong enough to start a small block Chevy but this past weekend it was noticable weaker. On the charger, one of the cells peaked at 3.99v while the rest were between 4.19 and 4.21. Doesnt seem like much of a difference but it was huge in regard to the performance of the box.
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Thanks. I probably just order another battery and call it a day. Dont have the connectors to run in series. I guess no practice this weekend.
Make a jumper cable from your car battery......
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Something similar to this would be best..

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

3000mAh or higher

4S

20C or higher
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I suggest these



http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Ah-Starter-Box

They are way lighter than full size 4s, and have lasted me a month of weekends on one charge. No real need for 5 or 6000 mah monsters.
Those are what you find in my boxes and are perfect unless you are starting more than 1 car on a box, then you need 3000 mah of higher.
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