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Old 01-23-2009, 11:55 AM   #31
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Is that a legit sight to order from? J/W 'cause i was looking at those 4000mah 40a cont 60a burst. Only $40 +shipping $5.20. Whats the quality of the battery like?
I ordered 6 of the 2s 4000mah 10c packs that you are talking about.
They work awsome in my 1/10 stuff I actually ran a set of them in my 1/8 buggy they did really well. I think that they might be underrated on the C rating just so he doe'nt have any problems. It's a small company. I have yet to have any problems with the packs.
Balance charge most of the time with a hyperion DUO always at 1C rate
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:58 AM   #32
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i had a 4s 8000mah lipo from true rc
only used it 2 times then caught fire at the track
charged and balanced with a Triton eq charger.
be careful , i was told to stay with hard pack lipos
there cheap but it cost me a new esc
im going to stick with losi packs
not sure of everyone's experience on them
As far as I know, Triton's (both 1st and 2nd generations) are not balance chargers.

Did it catch fire trying to charge, or running in the vehicle? 8000mah is a HUGE pack not to have a balance charger on.....
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same question, and did you contact TrueRC about the issue and what did they say?
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the triton eq has a balance charger and it was balanced and charged
triton only charges to 5000 mah though
and it caught fire at a practice
those things sure burn for a long time..
this happened last night so i have yet to contact true rc and see what we can do
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the triton eq has a balance charger and it was balanced and charged
triton only charges to 5000 mah though
and it caught fire at a practice
those things sure burn for a long time..
this happened last night so i have yet to contact true rc and see what we can do
Ahh...ok. I was thinking of the other Triton's...

Did it get damaged somehow? Post some photos!
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Ahh...ok. I was thinking of the other Triton's...

Did it get damaged somehow? Post some photos!
i will try to take some photos today at lunch of the battery and truggy. "raining outside"
pack was in great shape i guess just a fluke ,
ill find out later tonight if the esc is salvageable the whole thing was going nutz so im assuming the wires melted together.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:33 PM   #38
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^ WOW! What exactly happened there?
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still not to sure ha ha .....everything was running fine then it caught fire and started melting things had to rip it out of the car then it turned into a giant 5 minute torch flare
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I will start off by saying that i am new to this forum. I just purchased (4) of those 11.1 4000 15c burst batteries thinking i was getting one hell of a deal. I didnt actually pay attention to the c number. None the less I connected (2) together in parallel to make an 11.1 8000mah. (The original setup got hot very fast - and thecar was slower than my 7.4 lipos) My question is did I not also double the c rating when I connected them in parallel since it is equally drawing from both batteries at once?
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I will start off by saying that i am new to this forum. I just purchased (4) of those 11.1 4000 15c burst batteries thinking i was getting one hell of a deal. I didnt actually pay attention to the c number. None the less I connected (2) together in parallel to make an 11.1 8000mah. (The original setup got hot very fast - and thecar was slower than my 7.4 lipos) My question is did I not also double the c rating when I connected them in parallel since it is equally drawing from both batteries at once?
Series doubles the voltage, parallel doubles the capacity.

Example 2 x 7.4 2S 15C 4000mAh batteries.

Series = 14.8v 4000mAh
Parallel = 7.4v 8000mAh
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your C rating should still be the same.

thats pretty crazy looking what happened to teh lipo. Did you hit a bad jump or something?
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I ordered 6 of the 2s 4000mah 10c packs that you are talking about.
They work awsome in my 1/10 stuff I actually ran a set of them in my 1/8 buggy they did really well. I think that they might be underrated on the C rating just so he doe'nt have any problems. It's a small company. I have yet to have any problems with the packs.
Balance charge most of the time with a hyperion DUO always at 1C rate

Oh they are only 10c? Isnt that kind of low? I heard for racing should use at least 30c. Whats the difference?
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your C rating should still be the same.

thats pretty crazy looking what happened to teh lipo. Did you hit a bad jump or something?
So does that mean this battery will not work? Almost every brushless setup will pull 100 amps at one time or another?

Thanks for the help!
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Oh they are only 10c? Isnt that kind of low? I heard for racing should use at least 30c. Whats the difference?
They are 10c / 15c max. After further investigation I have figured out my c rating is doubled by wiring them in parallel. But this is the internet and you get an answer to say whatever you want!
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