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Old 02-10-2009, 03:29 PM   #31
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I love threads like this, as they allow SMC to show facts
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:30 PM   #32
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With an answer like that, the next time I buy some race packs it looks like I will be trying SMC.

If you do try one and like it please let me know as many offroad racers have told me our packs have good punch and allows them to clear certain jumps they couldn't before. That being said it all depends on the packs they were using previously and the conditions they were in. I'm still confident you will be happy with the performance of our packs and I will offer you a money back guarantee.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:32 PM   #33
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one other thing to throw at your noggin,is that i heard a few years back ,some namebrand battery suppliers would abuse the c rating system by taking something like a 6000 15c battery(90 amp output)then call it a 3000 30c battery(also 90 amp output).or something to the same effect,maybe not that drastic of a change,but you get the idea.

This debate can go on forever. The best feedback is from the end-user and I have only heard good things on Orion and SMC. I simply chose Orion because that is what my local hobby shop has in stock and I like to support them because they have a great track.
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I know I will sound like I'm biased but you should get one of our 5200/24C packs to compare to your Orion pack. I guarantee our pack will have more power. If it doesn't email or PM me and I will buy it back from you.
When ever i need to buy new llipos i will try out your SMC packs. Will there be a saddle pack coming out soon i want to go lipo in my 4wheel.
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one other thing to throw at your noggin,is that i heard a few years back ,some namebrand battery suppliers would abuse the c rating system by taking something like a 6000 15c battery(90 amp output)then call it a 3000 30c battery(also 90 amp output).or something to the same effect,maybe not that drastic of a change,but you get the idea.

The battery manufacturers and resellers know that it's very hard to test for C rate and in fact there no official standards to test C rate. Some companies use 70% others 80 and some 90. We use 90% which is what we feel should be the standard. Were also able to prove it.

My new testing equipment will allow me to do C rate tests in house and I'm thinking of posting results to show who is honest and who isn't. I have never seen so much abuse in the 20+ years I have been racing RC cars and offering matched cells and now Lipos. Time to help the racers know what there paying for.
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Hey so Danny (or anyone that knows) are the 30C Intellects 30C on your standards. Because i was going to buy an Intellect 30C 6000 mah saddle but then i was also looking at your 25C 4900 saddle. I do not know which one to get and i want the best performance but also really good runtime. If anyone has any insight on this Thanks Curtis
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Never mind i was just on the web and found a saddle pack. Anyway i will keep Smc in mind when i buy my next packs!
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When ever i need to buy new llipos i will try out your SMC packs. Will there be a saddle pack coming out soon i want to go lipo in my 4wheel.
We have a saddle pack you can see it on our website.

In fact Stormer has a special on some packs that had 100mAh or so less with the same good IR and voltage.
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Hey so Danny (or anyone that knows) are the 30C Intellects 30C on your standards. Because i was going to buy an Intellect 30C 6000 mah saddle but then i was also looking at your 25C 4900 saddle. I do not know which one to get and i want the best performance but also really good runtime. If anyone has any insight on this Thanks Curtis
Just and example but I run 13.5T Brushless and after a heat or a main I only use 770mah.
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Hey so Danny (or anyone that knows) are the 30C Intellects 30C on your standards. Because i was going to buy an Intellect 30C 6000 mah saddle but then i was also looking at your 25C 4900 saddle. I do not know which one to get and i want the best performance but also really good runtime. If anyone has any insight on this Thanks Curtis

At the moment I haven't had the chance to test the IB 6000 saddle pack so I can't comment.

All I know is that our 4900/25C saddle seems to be popular and racers seem to like there perfromance. We use 10 gauge wire to minimize resistance to keep performance as high as possible.
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Just and example but I run 13.5T Brushless and after a heat or a main I only use 770mah.

Yes I know amp draw is real low with a 13.5 but the lower IR of a better pack will help the packs voltage and it won't drop as much under acceleration. Like I said the difference may not be huge but there should be one.
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the only thing that keeps me from buying SMC batts is the wire config. I like to use bullet plugs on the batt so if a wire gets nicked or somthing I can change the harness, and batts with the wire exiting the side requires chassis mods
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spcracing had them I believe. $129...
found it thanks!
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all the new smc exit via the top, but I hear you re: harness replacement. I have always used bullet conns until lipo....
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My SMC inventory is as follows:

2 x 2S 28C 7.4v 5000mAh
2 x 2S 24C 7.4v 5200mAh


My understanding is that the 28C uses higher quality cells. Danny, my 28C's have handwritten output results on the packaging, is that something you're doing?

I use the 28C's for Slash racing, yes, overkill, but the only electric racing I do is Slash and 2WD truck (Team AE T4). The weight of the 28C makes it perfect for the Slash and it allows that 12t to draw all the power it could ever dream of.

The 24C for the T4 is awesome, perfect weight, and when mated a Mamba Max and 5700kV there is more power than anyone could ever handle.

I would probably buy the 24C 5200's from now on, they're almost half the price of the 28c and for my applications they're still more than enough battery.

Keep up the good work SMC, you batteries really do deliver.
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