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Old 09-16-2008, 08:19 AM   #16
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You mean this one?

http://www.maxamps.com/Lipo-4200SS-74.htm

ROAR Approved and 35C!

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That is a nice pack because you can get it "leaded" so you don't have to add so much weight to your car.
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:33 AM   #17
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Before this thread gets off-topic and into a C rating debate please allow me to reiterate:

"Read up on the C ratings to see if you really need a high rated pack for your application. I think the original Orion 4800 Platinum packs were only 15C and arguably the most popular lipo pack out there."

No doubt the higher the better but I wouldnt buy a pack just because it has a higher rating, having said that my application is 1/10th scale offroad. I'd rather have a pack made with quality, problem free cells than big C rating...obviously having both would be ideal
Very good point, especially for the guys running stock which will not draw that much current. Remember guys, who does the quality control on these fly by night companies? Don't fall in love with a number.
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:42 AM   #18
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Most people as others have said will not have any problems with any of the packs out there in 1/10 scale usage. Its when you start doing the 1/8 scale conversions and MT usage of the packs with brushless systems that you start seeing issues mainly.
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:53 AM   #19
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The trakpowers are very good from my experience. I dont think the max amps are as safe cus they are shrink wraped/soft case so they are more likely to flame if they are hit plus soft case is not roar leagal i think, correct me if im wrong plz i need a refresher lol
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The MaxAmps 4200SS is Roar legal at 35 in a hard case and you can have it leaded to make it weigh the same as a NiMH pack.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:48 AM   #21
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Is their a way of getting around the diggity braces using the New SMC packs OR The TracPower saddle packs! ANY INFO!
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:09 PM   #22
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I run a Maxamps pack in my 4wheeler 6000mah....and the 4900 trackpower in my 2wd buggy. Both great batteries, I have no issues with either and wouldn't hesitate to buy from either again.
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I'm running the 4000 MaxAmps in my B44 with a Novak 6.5. 7 Min heats and 8 Min Mains in wheeler.it runs great but was was looking at the new SMC Saddle pack!B4 run 3200 Orions and they work flawlessly plenty of runtime We run 8 Min heats and 10 Min Mains at my local track track size 65x100! Indoor.....
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I have a Max-Amps 6000 split pack that I balance once a week. It's what they call their HARD CASE but it's so soft that it forms into the battery slots on my D4. And after about 6 months, the pack is junk. It runs at about 70% of it's original power and after about 3 minutes, it dies.
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You should balance before every charge.
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You should balance before every charge.
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My only gripe with MaxAmps and batteries using external wires is that I've had to jam them into the battery tray. I use my MaxAmps for bashing in my Ruslter and in my 18T. In other words, I'm partial to the bananna plugs as long as I don't cross wire the ESC (done that ). I'm using the TrakPower 4900 in my racing truck.

Tape red tape on the positive side of the battery near the positive plug and tape black on the negative side. People have plugged in their escs at my local track with results but that has reduced the incidents
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