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Old 01-16-2008, 06:10 PM   #16
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Then all they have to do is send 4 to roar for 'approval'
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:10 PM   #17
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Would the Trackpower "goldbrick" be legal?
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How come no one has said anything about the overcharge test? I dont see how any pack can handle that if i understand it correct. does it not say it ill be charged to 12v?
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Would the Trackpower "goldbrick" be legal?
Probably, Very similar to orion.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:19 PM   #20
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they are definetly not KOKAM cells, trinity tech told me.
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Start moving all classes to mod & you will not have any issues w/ people over charging. They will simply take care of their batteries & run hotter motors.
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:19 AM   #22
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If anyone were to charge a LiPo over an 8.4 cutoff +/- a few hundredths, they are just being purely irresponsible and should be reprimanded accordingly.

If a stock racer wants to use LiPo, they will have to be satisfied that they can not squeeze that extra voltage out of them like they could with the old NiMh packs...although we've seen how those are popping lately.

I'm curious about the overcharge/overdischarge tests. They say charge up to 12v. Well that will absolutely damage the pack. As will over discharging with a resistor. Once the pack gets low enough, it will swell and be ruined. I may be misinterpreting this though. But I'm still curious
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:28 AM   #23
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That is a very ROUGH draft of the rules and has approval processes in it that does not pertain to racers. Do not test that theory out, you will get fire.
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:30 AM   #24
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How about lithium ion cells? They are a perfect cell for saddle packs.
i think the cell need SC 22 X 43mm size before roar approve it


but i think Yuntong pack pass all the test
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anyone know if the lipo skinz that maxamps is offering could be legal?
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anyone know if the lipo skinz that maxamps is offering could be legal?

No. Nobody knows. Not until the batteries are submitted per the approval process and the tests are performed. Only then will we know.
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Would the Trackpower "goldbrick" be legal?
Only if the TrakPower people submitt their battery for approval testing and they pass.
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Ah, missed it. was looking for voltage and not cell count.

So, whats the short list then on who is legal and who isn't?

Assuming the following for sure are legal:

Orion / Peak 4800
Orion / Peak 3200
Orion / Peak 3600
Trinity LiPro 4500

Anyone else a definite on the list?
No one is legal until the mfg's submitt their batteries for approval, they've been tested and they pass.
As far as the approved short list, it's real short ......... 0
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doh ..... dbl post
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