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Old 11-26-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default LiPo Batteries for 1:8 Scale Buggies

Hello, I need your guys decision on which LiPo batteries are better on 1:8 scale Buggies and Truggies. I am using an Xcelorin 2100Kv System and Novak 6.5 HV System. I do not want to get 4S LiPos because I also run 1:10 Scale electric. I am currently looking at four different brands of LiPo batteries. The first is the SMC Racing 2S 5000 mAh 28C HARDcase batteries. The Second one is TrakPower 2S 4900 mAh Gold HARDcase lipos. The third one is Thunder Power 2S 5100 mAh 25C eXtreme HARDcase Lipos. The Last one is another thunder power 2S 5000 mAh 30C Pro Race HARDcase batteries. Currently I use MaxAmps 6000 mAh batteries, the performance is Okay but it is not HARDcase. My batteries are only one month old and they are already looking old so I decided to sell them on eBay and get one of these. What do you guys think out of these four batteries will give good performance? What are your opinions on these batteries?
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I have not heard any thing bad about any of your choices. I would look at how the power wire come off each and how it will fit in your cars. I would be looking at the 30C Thunder power for myself with my cars.
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I'm guessing that what you mean to do is use a pair of 2s batteries in your 1/8 buggy then?
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All of your choices are excellent. I will be getting the thunder power batteries as soon as I sell my 4s packs.
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:11 AM   #5
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I posted this in the 1/8th electric conversion thread but figured it would be better to have a running list in a seperate thread.

Does anyone have a list of all the currently available hard cased packs? I'm curious to see what is out there in regards to 2S, 3S, 4S and 5S, their C rating, capacity and retail price.

We can copy and paste the list in this format:


MFG: (sort Mfg alphabetically, start with lowest C and mah then go up)
XsXp XXc XXXXmah (LxWxH) Weight Plug/BalanceTap Part # - $price$ (R/A = ROAR Approved)

note: Plugs (B=Bare,D=Deans,EC3,EC5,N=None,TAM=Tamiya,TRX=Trax xas)
Balance Tap (A=Align,HYP=Hyperion,NUE=Neutronics,TP=ThunderPow er)
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I`am looking for batteries also. The list would be nice along with who has the best deal.
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I'll start the list:

FORMAT
MFG: (sort Mfg alphabetically, start with lowest C and mah then go up)
XsXp XXc XXXXmah (LxWxH) Weight Plug/BalanceTap Part # - $price$ (R/A = ROAR Approved)

note: Plugs (B=Bare,D=Deans,EC3,EC5,N=None,TAM=Tamiya,TRX=Trax xas)
Balance Tap (A=Align,HYP=Hyperion,NUE=Neutronics,TP=ThunderPow er)
I've noted the MSRP next to the price if from the MFG. Otherwise the price posted is off online shops.


A123 Racing:
2S2P 30C 2200mah (136mm x 45mm x 22mm) 190grams D/HYP PQ-5100RXP-2S - $48.90

Common Sense:
2SxP 10C 4400mah (135mm x 43mm x 24mm) 244grams B/? 2S4400-10 - $99.95
2SxP 25C 5200mah (137.5mm x 46.5mm x 24mm) 272grams 4mm/? 2S5200-25 - $119.95

Enerland Racing:
2S1P 25C 5100mah (138mm x 47mm x 24mm) 289grams D/HYP PQ-5100RXP-2S - $99.99
2S1P 30C 5000mah (138mm x 47mm x 24mm) 296grams D/HYP PQ-5000RXQ-2S - $125.99

Neutronics:
2S1P 25C 5000mah (138mm x 47mm x 24mm) 252grams ?/NEU ?part#? - $60.00

Reedy (Team Associated):
2S1P 20C 3200mah (139mm x 46mm x 23.1/25.1mm) 198grams TRX/A 705 - $74.99
3S1P 20C 3200mah (139mm x 46mm x 23.1/25.1mm) 300grams TRX/A 706 - $119.99
2S1P 20C 5000mah (139mm x 46mm x 23.1/25.1mm) 265grams TAM/A 704 - $94.99
2S1P 30C 5000mah (139mm x 46mm x 23.1/25.1mm) 265grams B/A 703 - $125.99
2S1P 35C 5100mah (69mm x 47mm x 28 SADDLE) 327grams B/A 710 - $189.99

SMC Racing:
2S2P 24C 4100mah (?mm x ?mm x ?mm) ?grams D/? 4124LD - $95.00(MSRP)
2S2P 24C 4100mah (?mm x ?mm x ?mm) ?grams TRX/? 4124LT - $95.00(MSRP)
2S2P 24C 5200mah (?mm x ?mm x ?mm) ?grams D/? 5224LD - $125.00(MSRP)
2S2P 24C 5200mah (?mm x ?mm x ?mm) ?grams TRX/? 5224LT - $125.00(MSRP)
2S2P 28C 3200mah (136mm x 46.5mm x 24.5mm) ?grams D/? 3228LD - $135.00(MSRP)/$89.99
2S2P 28C 3200mah (136mm x 46.5mm x 24.5mm) ?grams TRX/? 3228LT - $135.00(MSRP)/$89.99
2S2P 28C 4000mah (136mm x 46.5mm x 20.5mm) 240grams D/? 4028LD - $160.00(MSRP)
2S2P 28C 4000mah (136mm x 46.5mm x 20.5mm) 240grams TRX/? 4028LT - $160.00(MSRP)
2S2P 28C 5000mah (136mm x 46.5mm x 24.5mm) 290grams D/? 5028LD - $195.00(MSRP)/$129.99
2S2P 28C 5000mah (136mm x 46.5mm x 24.5mm) 290grams TRX/? 5028LT - $195.00(MSRP)/$129.99

Team Losi:
3S?P 20C 3200mah (?mm x ?mm x ?mm) ?grams EC5/? LOSB9860 - $104.99
4S?P 25C 5000mah (160mm x 48mm x 45.2mm) 628grams EC5/? LOSB9864 - $219.99
5S?P 25C 4000mah (?mm x ?mm x ?mm) ?grams EC5/? LOSB9834 - $269.99
2S?P 30C 4400mah (?mm x ?mm x ?mm) ?grams EC3/? LOSB9862 - $119.99 (R/A)

Team Checkpoint:
2S1P 16C 5400mah (137mm x 46mm x 23mm) 253grams 4mm/? ?TCPC3656? - $129.99

Team Orion:
2S?P 20C 4800mah (137.5mm x 47mm x 23.5mm) 258grams TAM/? ?ORI14000? - $139.99
2S?P 20C 4800mah (137.5mm x 47mm x 23.5mm) 258grams TRX/? ?ORI14002? - $139.99

Thunder Power:
2S1P 20C 5400mah (137mm x 47mm x 24mm) 278grams TRX/TP TP5400-2SSRT - $109.99 (R/A)
3S1P 20C 5400mah (137mm x 47mm x 33mm) 395grams TRX/TP TP5400-3SSRT - $159.99
2S1P 25C 3300mah (137mm x 47mm x 24mm) 199grams D/TP TP3300-2SXRD - $74.99 (R/A)
2S1P 25C 5100mah (137mm x 47mm x 24mm) 290grams D/TP TP5100-2SXRD - $119.99 (R/A)
2S1P 30C 3900mah (137mm x 47mm x 24mm) 238grams D/TP TP3900-2SPRD - $99.99 (R/A)
2S1P 30C 5000mah (137mm x 47mm x 24mm) 295grams D/TP TP5000-2SPRD - $129.99
2S2P 40C 5000mah (138mm x 46.4mm x 24mm) ?grams D/TP TP5000-2SPR - $124.99(MSRP)

TrakPower:
2S1P 16C 5400mah (137mm x 46mm x 23mm) 268grams 4mm/? ?Part#? - $119.99
3S1P 16C 5400mah (137mm x 46mm x 39mm) 415grams TRX/? ?Part#? - $169.99
2S1P 20C 3200mah (137mm x 47mm x 20.8mm) 193grams 4mm/? ?Part#? - $74.99
2S1P 25C 4900mah (137mm x 46mm x 23mm) 268grams 4mm/? ?Part#? - $119.99
2S1P 30C 3200mah (137mm x 47mm x 20.8mm) ?grams 4mm/? ?Part#? - $94.99
2S1P 30C 3600mah (137mm x 47mm x 20.8mm) ?grams 4mm/? ?Part#? - $?
2S1P 30C 4900mah (137mm x 47mm x 20.8mm) ?grams 4mm/? ?Part#? - $109.99

Trinity:
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:04 AM   #8
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TTT - I updated the list with as much info as I could gather from some of the Mfg websites, Amainhobbies, Tower Hobbies, etc...
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:07 AM   #9
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Myself and a number of others from our area are running the Zippy lipo packs. They have seemed to perform pretty well. And the price just can't be beat. Shipping on each order has been very fast. Overall a good product for the money.

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trakpower also makes a 3S 25C 4900mah lipo. I could see them being the first with a 1/10 scale 4S 25C Lipo.
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TTT .... Info Updated
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