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Old 05-15-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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i got the new losi boxs need a good lipo pack for it?
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Hard to beat for the price

http://www.valuehobby.com/power-syst...4-8v-lipo.html
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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i have this to use will it work
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Voltage-Tester
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I use a batt. In the 2500 mah range last all day with me and my sons cars on it just charge it in between event weekends and the small size keeps weight down
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Check out hobbyking turnigy lipos .. best bang for the buck ... 5000 mah 25c 4slipo fo around 35usd .... i dont have thelink... thats what i use...
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Check out hobbyking turnigy lipos .. best bang for the buck ... 5000 mah 25c 4slipo fo around 35usd .... i dont have thelink... thats what i use...
+1 for sure. I have the same ones for my starter boxes and these are awesome. Actually, just looked and mine are 5000mAh at 30C and I remember only paying 22$. But I remember having cashed in some "hobby king bucks".
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It will balance help you balance your Lipo, but you will still need a charger that will charge Lithium Polymer batteries..

For batteries I'd recommend the Venom or Pro-Tek from a-main..

Or order from Hobby King. BUt be prepared to pay higher shipping charges and wait up to 2 weeks for delivery..
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Forget about lipos. Use a 12v gel cell. It will last you a weekend long of racing and when it dies, just plug it into a trickle charger at 2 amps for a day and you're good to go.

Racer's Edge or Hangar 9 make sealed batteries that are very nice.

the racers edge battery is actually an interstate battery that you can probably find at an auto parts store.
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Gel Cell weighs 6+lbs.. Lipo weighs 300 grams (1/2 pound)
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Forget about lipos. Use a 12v gel cell. It will last you a weekend long of racing and when it dies, just plug it into a trickle charger at 2 amps for a day and you're good to go.

Racer's Edge or Hangar 9 make sealed batteries that are very nice.

the racers edge battery is actually an interstate battery that you can probably find at an auto parts store.
Yeah, the gel's are nice, but they weigh significantly more. I know we're not talking about World's Strongman Competition strength required to lift them, but a power/weight ratio would show a LIPO is probably better than a gel. (mAh/weight of the battery). Gel's are between 7000-9000 mAh and Lipo's are upwards of that capacity also. The weight savings (and not to mention power output) make the Lipo a winner - imo.
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I was actually going to add that into my post lol. They do weigh significantly more, but how often are you going to move your box at the track?

They are also by far the easier choice. No special charger to use, no low voltage cutoff needed.

Thats just what I use and I think it pairs great with any starter box that allows it. Lipos are lighter, but weight doesnt bother me. The box goes from the pits, to the driver's stand 100' away, 3 times, so its fine to carry in my book.

If I were to get lipos, i would get them from Hobbypartz.com. I will never order anything else ever again from Hobby King because they leaked credit card info to someone and my card was used illegally. Just food for thought.
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Forget about lipos. Use a 12v gel cell. It will last you a weekend long of racing and when it dies, just plug it into a trickle charger at 2 amps for a day and you're good to go.

Racer's Edge or Hangar 9 make sealed batteries that are very nice.

the racers edge battery is actually an interstate battery that you can probably find at an auto parts store.
Gel cells stink. No balls and they loose charge during sstorag.
I've gone to lipo in my car and airplane boxes and will never go back.

With a 5000mah 4s Turnigy lipo in my box, I have never needed to charge. everyonce in a while at the track I'll have nothing to do between rounds and I'll charge it, but I can't recall every putting much drain on my battery.
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Regardless of where u get the bateries from get lipo over gelcell..personal xperience as i used gelcell before.. now im lipo ... wen i used gelcell evn i suggested gelcell to other until i experienced lipos,. Lol..
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The protek pack from amain is light and lasts all day long. You want 2000mah+ and 20c or higher. Just remember depending on your charger the higher the mah the longer it takes to charge and the heavier it is.

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Gel hahahahaha Really? NO way.They are VERY old and out dated. Gel Cell does not give it as much punch as a lipo. And trickle charge all day.... absolutely not. It takes me 30-40mins to charge and balance my lipo.

I run Venom Lipo 20C 4S 2100mAh 14.8V LiPO Starter Box. Cost me under $40 shipped. Ive broke in 4 engines, 5 race days running 2 classes, 4 practice days and I still dont have to charge it yet.

I do use a volt meter to check it.

Running 2 classes, I move my starter box when I move my car. I dont leave it track side when I go to the pits.
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