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Old 03-08-2008, 02:36 AM   #1
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Default Best LiPo Lithium Polymer packs ?

Hi all,

I have done a search, a couple of them. But no thread on the
Best LiPo Pack.

What is your LiPo pack of choice and why?

What is your Balancer of choice?

I'm about to buy some batteries, I would like to know what people are buy more of. I see a lot of Maxamps, but what are we buying?

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Old 03-08-2008, 05:09 AM   #2
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I've got Maxamps saddle packs for my TRF501s and a Protek stick pack for my B4 and a Hyperion Charger....

I like Maxamps batteries cause I can order them with the type of plugs I use. No soldering a deans to the wires...

Other than that, there's really nothing to choose between them as far as performance. Because they're lipo, they don't dump 6 minutes into the 7 minute heats or mains....
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i see those hyperion charger are hot nowadays
alot who are going the lipo path are loving the hyperion or recomending it
im in the market for a new charger
but cant decide between the hyperion 610i or the mrc 989

btw i would vote for the maxamp lipo most of the people at my local track
are using it without any problems and the run time is great
dont know bout trakpower though
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Old 03-08-2008, 07:10 AM   #4
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TRAKPOWER Batteries for me. Waiting on their saddles still but their stick packs are awesome and the performance you get for the price just kicks the crap out of the other batteries.

As for charging I'm using Astroflight 109 chargers with the TrakPower balancer. I do like the looks of the Hyperion based chargers and may pick one up soon. Everybody that uses them at the track has liked them.
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Old 03-08-2008, 08:29 AM   #5
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I've got Maxamps saddle packs for my TRF501s and a Protek stick pack for my B4 and a Hyperion Charger....

I like Maxamps batteries cause I can order them with the type of plugs I use. No soldering a deans to the wires...

Other than that, there's really nothing to choose between them as far as performance. Because they're lipo, they don't dump 6 minutes into the 7 minute heats or mains....
Yeah I still prefer www.cheapbatterypacks.com thier packs are awesome
when he has them in stock...he's currently back in stock now.
Yes and they now carry Lipo batteries also.
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Old 03-08-2008, 09:06 AM   #6
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I am running Maxamps and a Hyperion charger. Both work great, I can't say they are the BEST, as I have had no reason to try anything else, because they work flawlessly, and the same for others around me. It is nice to have an AC charger, instead of buying and screwing around with a power supply.

I am not knocking the other chargers, but do any of the lipo users need the laundry list of options on the other popular chargers, that also don't include AC and a balancer?
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You dont think you need all the options till you actually sit down and start using them and analyzing your packs.. I believe the more information you can get from a charger, the better off you, and your battery's are.

I run Maxamps, Trinity, Trakpower, Orion and multiple nimh packs. All charged with a Ice charger and a Astro Flight Balancer.
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The MRC 989 is a great charger, only thing it is missing is the built in balancer. Combine it with a LBA10+ balancer and you got a really nice combo.

that said, i fyou want all in one, the Hyperion 610i is really something.
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I am using the Team Orion 4800mAh Platinum edition packs. They work fantastic. I am also using the DuraTrax Ice and MuchMore silent charger with the Team Checkpoint balancer. Everything just seems to work well together...
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I'm a big fan of the Hyperion chargers, just picked up a new EOSO606i balance/charger. Charges 2S to 6S at 0.1A~6.0A, has an integrated balancer, and it's AC/DC which is very convenient for me.


As for LIPO, look for packs that use Enerland cells. FlightPower, TrackPower, Poly Quest, Neu Energy, Bishop Power Products, ect... are just some of the brands that use Enerland cells.
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The MRC 989 is a great charger, only thing it is missing is the built in balancer. Combine it with a LBA10+ balancer and you got a really nice combo.

that said, i fyou want all in one, the Hyperion 610i is really something.

so ur saying the 989 is better compare to the 610i?
nevermind the built in balancer, but can somebody tell me whats the diff
(pros and con) between both charger?
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any of the Enerland or kokam cells are great imo. The best balancer I used to date is the DN power. It charges and balances each cell individually. Works on up to 4s.
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TrakPower!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hard to go wrong with either Orion or TrakPower. With my vote for TrakPower, despite the gaudy color IMO, you're mileage may vary! In addition to top quality and great support, both of these get rid of the wiring pigtails, makes them easy to store and transport.
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+++, totally agree

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