Originally Posted by olkleaf
well i have a vone i just want some advice on a battery for my starter box. i used a gellcell to start my vone now i want to change to lipo. what would you recommend an 3s lipo? how many mAh battery i want it to last me a day at the track with out having to worrying about recharging it or blowing up.
3s is a little on the weaker side, colder weather or a new motor can put some serious strain on a starter box battery and that extra voltage can put you over the top, however some chargers will not charge 4s packs so check your charger first.
either 2x 2s or a 4s (lifepo4 is an even BETTER fit because it doesn't puff when over discharged) will be a better fit in your box.
Couple things to keep in mind when buying starter box lipo's 15c is too low, you will puff your pack quickly, especially with 1/8 scale, 25c or better 40c is overkill and a waste of money.
2000mah should last you a full race day and some, I've run 2 days plus on 2500mah.
Use deans or another high current connector, those starter box motors can draw high amps when starting a tight motor.
From personal experience Hyperion, Protek, Tenergy, and Turnigy all make decent quality low cost 4s 25c packs.