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Old 07-19-2008, 06:25 PM   #1
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i have a novak gtb with a 6.5 and im looking to get a lipo pack, do i need a lipo cut off for this esc or not,
And also would an orion 4800 platinum be a good lipo pack

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Old 07-19-2008, 07:28 PM   #2
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I'm not a Novak expert, but I know the newest ones have lipo cutoff. How old is the speedo? And the Orion 4800 is a very nice nice lipo if you're buying one used. Theres no sense in buying a new 4800 because the newer version, the Orion Platinum TWO which has 5000mAh is due out anytime now.
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:43 PM   #3
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I'm also in need of a 2s Lipo for 1/10 scale racing purposes, mainly a B4 with Mamba Max 5700. I think my battery requirements are the same as the OP, so we both could use some advice. :P

It'll be my first Lipo pack too...
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:04 PM   #4
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Well, THESE Trakpower 4900's are all I use and theyre as good as it gets. Theyre every bit as good as the Orion Platinum for a lower price. My LHS special orders them for me for 100 bucks, and thats way less than an Orion. Plus these keep a higher voltage which is better for higher turn motors. The Orion's voltage drops a little more which for some reason is better for mod, I cant remember why but I dont run mod so I dont care. But Trakpowers have Enerland cells in them, those and the Kokam cells in the Orion's are the two best "premium" lipo cell makers. Hope that helps.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:10 PM   #5
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if you dont have a lipo cut off built in,novak sells a external lipo shut off that you plug in http://www.teamnovak.com/products/li...ule/index.html
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:26 PM   #6
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I like the A123 (lithium nano technology) batteries, no cutoff circuitry needed: http://www.rclipos.com/A123_Packs.htm

and they are SAFE!! See this video of Lipo vs A123 being hit with a nail gun!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9ayuFBDrSg
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Holy crap, I remember you telling me about this test at the track about the A123 cells... I really love the second half of the video where they showed the nail penetration of the Li-ion nail test... Scary...
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I've been running Orion "Race Spec" 3600 mAh LiPos in both my B4 and T4 all season and I couldn't be happier with them. Super lightweight, 25C rating and plenty of run time.
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A123's are great, but they haven't really been embraced by the r/c world yet. Their size and voltage is still a bit unconventional.
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A123's are great, but they haven't really been embraced by the r/c world yet. Their size and voltage is still a bit unconventional.
I wish the forces that control the EP racing world would keep up a little.

No A123's makes baby Jesus cry.
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XXXXX2 for the traxpower 4900, these also are now 25c. I have 3 of them and have been using them almost daily this summer on my backyard track + all last winter at our local indoor dirt track. they are excellent batterys.....
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Also consider Maxamps. Great batteries built to order, and outstanding customer service.

I run Orion, Track Power, and Max Amps packs. I have never had any issues with any of them.
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i have a novak gtb with a 6.5 and im looking to get a lipo pack, do i need a lipo cut off for this esc or not,
And also would an orion 4800 platinum be a good lipo pack

thanks
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i dont trust cutoffs

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Old 07-20-2008, 08:45 AM   #15
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on some of the lipos they say 2s2p and others are just 2s, what does the 2p mean
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