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Old 09-21-2008, 09:32 PM   #1
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I have a couple of5-cell flat packs and i need a hump pack to fit into my new truck. could i disassemple oe and make it into a hump pack?? I have built quite a few batery packs before but never took a pre assembled one apart to reconfigure it. any tips or suggestions?? i am doing this to save a couple of bucks so don't say buy one, please!!!
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Old 09-22-2008, 04:59 AM   #2
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I had 2 hump pacs go bad at the same time - took both apart and found there were 3 bad cells - rebuilt a 5 cell hump pac using good cells - works fine. Mine were hpi - cells were glued together with what looked like hot glue and came right off. The connection between cells were those spot welded pieces of thin metal - pulled those off with needle nose pliers. Smoothed off the rough spots on cells and used 14ga wire between cells. I glued cells together with a dab of shoe goo. Works great, still working.

Only suggestion - use something to cover cells ends so you don't get a short. Mine had thin cardboard that wa sadhesive on one side - I just re-used that.
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:48 PM   #3
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well i got a venom 1600 flat pack, i actually have 2 and they work well dispite things that i have heard about them. they are also cheap too. so i am going to try it out with one of those first.
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There's nothing wrong with those cells as long as when you get them they are still fresh. Venom doesn't seem to have any kind of qc that prevents bad ones or ones that have been sitting way too long from getting sold. I've had mixed results with hpi hump pacs and they're made with the same chinese generic cells.

Once I realized how easy it was to build hump pac, I just buy cells now and build my own.
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