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Old 04-07-2008, 01:11 PM   #16
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Something tells me that someone mislables their cells. Either a123 does, or the rest of the r/c market does. I have never seen a 2300mah nimh or lipo pack that can push a 6turn mod tc hard for 6 minutes. Or a 2300 pack that can push a 10 turn mod hard for 11 minutes.
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I use 2s1p packs (2300 mah) to run 6 minutes hard in 1/10 mod 4wd offroad with no problem at all.
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:28 PM   #18
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Partywagon, I never tried the A123's in a 2S1P pack, just the 2S2P(4600mAh) I built but I've repeatedly clocked between 22 & 24 minutes with my BL 5.5 motor. Not sure how my brushless run time stacks up against say a 10 turn mod brushed. My math says with my set-up I would get at least 10 to 11 minutes with an A123 2S1P (2300mAh) pack.
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:31 PM   #19
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I still think lipos have a future, but when you can build wiring harnesses to charge 2s 3p packs in 15 minutes I just seem to forget about the relevence of lipos.
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A123 does have a pack that will fit a side x side tray perfectly. I have seen pics of it on an TA05 IFS conversion in RC Driver.

For the money, they look to be a great pack. I would just like to see prices for premade stuff from vendors more reasonable compared to doing the dewalt 36V breakdown thing.
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I've been running a 2S2P A123 pack since September they work great, you just need a little more motor that you would use with lipo or nmhi. My pack (6.6V,4600mAh) will charge to 95% in 15 minutes with 10Amps, they never get hot & they will run my Novak 5.5 BL in the B44 for over 22 minutes at race pace.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a43/RBMike/B44A123.jpg
did you use 4 of them? or 2?
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:54 PM   #22
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The newer cars have a wider battery slot because the newer nimh cells are longer then when cars like the xxx & t-4 1st came out. In order to make them fit into something like a t-4 you have to dremmel the sides down some to make them fit, if you go with a 2p pack. Cars such as the b44 & new tcs already have a very wide battery slot so the a123s will fit. Cars such as the xxx-cr & k car that have the wider battery slot may not require dremeling.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:47 PM   #23
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Hi there,

May I know if the RC10B4 and Kyosho ZX5 cars can fit the A123 2S2P in stick pack form?

Also, which EP touring car can fit the above cells too?

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You will have to dremel the sides of the battery slot on the b4 down some to fit a 2s 2p pack into a b4. I don't know anything about the zx-5. Just about any car that doesn't have rails on the side of the battery slot or has a battery slot made for the new bigger nimh cells can fit the a123 cells. If you do not wish to do any dremel work on your b-4 then you may want to building something like a 2s 3p 1100 a123 pack. That should fit w/out any problems.
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A123 does have a pack that will fit a side x side tray perfectly. I have seen pics of it on an TA05 IFS conversion in RC Driver.

For the money, they look to be a great pack. I would just like to see prices for premade stuff from vendors more reasonable compared to doing the dewalt 36V breakdown thing.
what is the "dewalt breakdown thing"??
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You can buy 36v Dewalt power tool packs that contain 10 of the Lif Pe04 cells (A123). Usually they can be had for around $100 - 120.
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Where are you guys getting the 1100mAh A123 cells from, I could only find the 2300mAh cells?
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RCLipos sells the A123 stuff now, and they have free worldwide shipping on all orders:

http://www.rclipos.com/A123.htm

give Pat a holler there. He is a really great guy
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Where are you guys getting the 1100mAh A123 cells from, I could only find the 2300mAh cells?
I get my 1100mah cells at Wal-mart or home depot both have been in the $18.00 range.......BB
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