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Old 04-07-2007, 08:20 AM   #1
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hi, im looking to purchase a lipo battery and charger for the mamba max motor for my b4. what are ur suggestions on battery types and charger. thanks!
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:38 AM   #2
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i would get one of team Orions lipo's, they are high quality, and have many other advantages over other lipo's. but if you want high capacity, look at maxamps batteries.
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Old 04-07-2007, 09:12 AM   #3
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If you can wait for it, The team Checkpoint charger is looking like it will be great. Otherwise, get the Duratrax Ice. I really like my Ice. I buy and sell chargers just trying them out and finding one I like and I have always kept my Ice. It's easy to use, will charge anything we need to do for RC. The only reason I say wait for the Checkpoint is all the updates and new programming for NiMh and NiCd.
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i am running my bj4 with maxamps batteries and the charger is the duratrax ice charger and i love both of them, they are easy to use and max amps shipping was fast

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Old 04-07-2007, 05:30 PM   #5
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The astroflite 109 is the fastest charger. Most chargers have a very slow peak process. The 109 is actualy fast and a very good charger. The ice does have a slow peak process.
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The Ice battery charger and Thunder Power liop
batterys are very good choices.
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:13 PM   #7
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Just to add another choice, since I never hear about it in the forums, I use a MaxAmps and a FMA Direct Cell-pro 4s charger. The charger is small, cheap, and easy to use, but is only for LiPos and tops out at a 3-amp charge. This combo has been working fine for me.
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To be honest, the charge rate is not what you should be concerned with. Instead it is the charge time. These chargers slow way down to peak out a pack. Just let people know how much capacity your pack has and then ask which charger will charge it the fastest.
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party... you must be related to craps or race with him?

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Some of the chargers will charge at an 8 amp rate and take 2 hours to charge. Others say they charge at an 8 amp rate and take less then 45 minutes to charge an 8k mah pack.
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amps is a rate and so determines the time required directly (if it is an accurate rate)

It is like speed multiplied by time = total distance.
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hi, im looking to purchase a lipo battery and charger for the mamba max motor for my b4. what are ur suggestions on battery types and charger. thanks!
I just went through the same thing with my xxx-t. I got a mamba maxx 5700 combo set, and after talking to maxamps, castle, and as many people as I could find who had a mamba maxx combo, I got a maxamps 6000mah 7.4V pack and hyperion cell balancer to use with my triton charger. Everyone I talked to who had the mamba maxx said I needed at least a 5000 mah pack. Some folks prefer the 11.4V pack, but I'm going to be trying to race mine so I wanted something a little milder.
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A proper lipo charger will cut the amp rate down when the battery is near charged. It's the way they work so you don't blow up a battery. That being said, with the 90% of the pack being charged, you don't lose much in the way of runtime or power. I just went through the same questions for my heli and that's what everyone told me about the lipo's chargers/packs.
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I'm running an orion 3200 in my b4, as for chargers I have an Ice, which I like very well. I also have a FMA scorpion charger. It will charge at up to 10 amps, and balance charges. My .2
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I went with the Orion's lipo and charger. Love them both. Their charger has different profile you can set up, so at a touch of a button you can change to a different battery to be charge. (ex. 6 cell 4200)
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