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Old 09-15-2008, 10:36 AM   #1
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Default Max Amps Lipo vs Trak Power

I've used the TrakPower (Gold Brick) lipo batteries in both a touring car and a B44 with good success. I was considering MaxAmps batteries for the new higher C rating.

Anyone with experience (good or bad) on eithe Lipo battery?

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Old 09-15-2008, 11:36 AM   #2
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Stay with those trakpowers they are better.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:45 AM   #3
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Stay with those trakpowers they are better.
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I own 4 of them and have had 0 problems and I really abuse them. I use them in both in my 10th scale touring car and 4WD offroad. For a short period, I also ran them in series with my 8th scale brushless truggy. Easily the best battery packs I ever had.

Edit: The most recent Trakpower I bought a few months back is rated at 25C so you should have plenty of punch.

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Old 09-15-2008, 11:48 AM   #4
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Stay with those trakpowers they are better.
+1 Never had a problem with any of my packs.

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.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:44 PM   #5
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The maxamps are good, but the recent price jump make them less of a value. I like the 8000mah ones for my stadium truck, but I believe that the trackpowers and all enerland based (flightpowers, polyrc, polyquest and thunderpower) are a better value in that they are a better battery(best so far as i can tell). They hold a balance better and seem to last longer.
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Old 09-15-2008, 01:30 PM   #6
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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.
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Which packs are you looking at exactly from maxamps?
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both are good options but my customers have given me a lot of positive feedback on trakpower.
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Old 09-15-2008, 04:15 PM   #9
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Trakpower = Enerland XP Cells (Aka Polyquest XP/ Flightpower Evo25)

Stick with them or even better. Get the 30C hardcase XQ under polyquest brand.
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What about SMC's new 4900mah 25C LiPo....
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TrakPower here as well.

They are a much better pack.


The SMC packs are also very strong as well.
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Not sure on which vehicle your using;

Ellite 4500 from cheapbatterypacks.com $68 with a 30C fits perfectly in the Losi xxx-t cr. Best power delivering pack I've seen. No comment on longevity, but I'm on 9 months at racing twice a week.
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Not sure on which vehicle your using;

Ellite 4500 from cheapbatterypacks.com $68 with a 30C fits perfectly in the Losi xxx-t cr. Best power delivering pack I've seen. No comment on longevity, but I'm on 9 months at racing twice a week.
30C, 9 months ago? wow because none of the other manufacturers with great reputations had a 30C out at that time. hmmm.
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I've used the TrakPower (Gold Brick) lipo batteries in both a touring car and a B44 with good success. I was considering MaxAmps batteries for the new higher C rating.

Anyone with experience (good or bad) on eithe Lipo battery?

Thanks!

You mean this one?

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

ROAR Approved and 35C!

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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
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