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Old 02-08-2009, 03:38 AM   #1
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havent been here in a while.

havent mobbed my slash in a while

well i have a few questions

do venom batteries suck a$$ or is it just mine, i have 2 (a 5000 and a 4200) 7 cell nimhs and they both now have a bad cell. the 5000 got a bad cell after its SECOND run. im pretty positive it was defective. but i use a discharger and everything and my other one just went bad after like 15
full charges, is that normal for nimhs?? i read somewhere that venom does in fact suck and i should get some integy or trinity batteries

what do u all run, and what are your experiences??
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:11 AM   #2
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I would get a lipo and never look back. I would also stay away from Venom batteries of any kind. Lots of choices on lipos and they are far superior in my books. NiMH takes a lot of patience and maintenance to keep their edge.
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:57 AM   #3
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I have had bad luck with venom as well.
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:49 PM   #4
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I have used Team Orion and Max Amp LIPO batteries for over two years and they have been excellent battery brands. I would recommend either one as a good replacement to your venoms. Just remember when using LIPO batteries to use LIPO charger and always balance them. Good luck and have fun
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:01 PM   #5
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I've been running a set of MA 7 cell pacs and have 100s of runs on them and they're still going. So, no, your experience is not typical of decent NiMH performance or longevity.

Venom apparently has no quality control so their cells seem to be hit or miss. They are just re-badging cheap generic chinese cells.
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:18 PM   #6
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i have a venom 7.4v 5000mah lipo and it doesn't keep the charge anymore. Its only a few months old. I would stay away from venom.
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