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Old 08-29-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default Best LIPO battery for starter box

Guys,

Looking at changing from NiHM to LiPo for my starter boxes.

Can I get some feedback on what people are running in their boxes (I run a Ofna blue truggy box and a Losi box).

Will I need to undertake any mods? Is it possible to run a splitter off the battery so I can send a lead out to hook up to my competition heat 12V?

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i just use a cheap 3 cell 20c lipo, i charge it the night before and its good all race day for truggy and buggy (ofna blue box) half the guys there actually use my box at the end of the day when theirs takes a crap, i had a 4 cell lipo in it but was a little to much, kept melting wires and brass connections below plunger. 3 cell lipo is your best option
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4S Lipo, I use one and have no problem, I specifically use the Losi 4S 14.8V strter box battery and its perfect.

You can also buy 2 eco power 7.4v 5000mah batteries off amainhobbies to have 3x as much battery life as the 14.8v battery.
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personally I get what ever 4S that i get the most MAH per dollar. I ended up with some turnigy 5000mah hardcase packs lol. Two of them shipped to me were 63bucks
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I have a OFNA blue truggy box and use Turnigy 4s 5000 mah soft pack lipo from Hobbyking. Been using the same one for the last 2 yrs.
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i use one of these
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Ah-Starter-Box
only drops 1/2v after day of racing. and it's cheap.
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i just use a cheap 3 cell 20c lipo, i charge it the night before and its good all race day for truggy and buggy (ofna blue box) half the guys there actually use my box at the end of the day when theirs takes a crap, i had a 4 cell lipo in it but was a little to much, kept melting wires and brass connections below plunger. 3 cell lipo is your best option
I think you are right. I use a 4cell lipo and it does cause problems with the contacts. My engines start quickly and I never run it too long, it seems to be caused from a spark in the contact. I think you are right a 3 cell would probably be better. I will have to try one. Great idea.
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I have a OFNA blue truggy box and use Turnigy 4s 5000 mah soft pack lipo from Hobbyking. Been using the same one for the last 2 yrs.
+1. Exact setup. 30C and I have broken-in 5 motors w/ it. Also, I think I remember to charge it once every 2 months and it runs great.
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I think you are right. I use a 4cell lipo and it does cause problems with the contacts. My engines start quickly and I never run it too long, it seems to be caused from a spark in the contact. I think you are right a 3 cell would probably be better. I will have to try one. Great idea.
3 cell is way too weak to turn over a tight engine. 4s lipo has no problems with me, just make sure ur using deans.

i was keeping my box running for almost 20 seconds bc my engine didnt start right away and have had no problems

3s = too weak.
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not just dean's connectors-

Convert your starter box to LiPo
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