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Old 03-25-2009, 04:54 PM   #16
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:16 PM   #17
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Hesitant on the LiFe batteries, guy over here in Okinawa smoked a Novak HV AND CCMonster with them. The Monster made it about 20 meters before smokin.

Lipos do take a little more effort, the only one I smoked shorted out on the steering post after the battery tray broke free.

Read the destructions first I guess.
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Hesitant on the LiFe batteries, guy over here in Okinawa smoked a Novak HV AND CCMonster with them. The Monster made it about 20 meters before smokin.

Lipos do take a little more effort, the only one I smoked shorted out on the steering post after the battery tray broke free.

Read the destructions first I guess.
You have to make the batteries properly my friend with a balancer connector. If you do not have your gearing right of course you will burn up a Novak or any motor for that matter.

You can only get a123's from DeWalt battery Drill packs, only the 36V one
10S makes 3 3S batteries with 1 to spare.

Heres what mine look like before I put heat shrink on them. I have the drawing on how to make them scanned


http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...hread-102.html

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MJ you never stated the run time on the batteries any idea?

[QUOTE=xDaRReLLx87;5597903]You have to make the batteries properly my friend with a balancer connector. If you do not have your gearing right of course you will burn up a Novak or any motor for that matter.

You can only get a123's from DeWalt battery Drill packs, only the 36V one
10S makes 3 3S batteries with 1 to spare.

Maybe in the States, but in Japan, A123's are available as stick packs at two hobby shops, one has A123 brand and the other Tamiya brand, A123 made both 6.6v. The guy was running two A123's 4600mah in series. I noticed www.a123racing.com is not online.

Sticking with Lipo's and just paying attention. On trakpower case it says, if it slows, quit, don't limp home. Tried that once with a VW that lost oil, then I lost motor....
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[QUOTE=YDBD;5598115]MJ you never stated the run time on the batteries any idea?

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You have to make the batteries properly my friend with a balancer connector. If you do not have your gearing right of course you will burn up a Novak or any motor for that matter.

You can only get a123's from DeWalt battery Drill packs, only the 36V one
10S makes 3 3S batteries with 1 to spare.

Maybe in the States, but in Japan, A123's are available as stick packs at two hobby shops, one has A123 brand and the other Tamiya brand, A123 made both 6.6v. The guy was running two A123's 4600mah in series. I noticed www.a123racing.com is not online.

Sticking with Lipo's and just paying attention. On trakpower case it says, if it slows, quit, don't limp home. Tried that once with a VW that lost oil, then I lost motor....
Costs more to buy individual cells by far Drill pack is cheaper
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I think he was asking hows the run time on the LiFe batteries.

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What charger? If I'm not mistaken 14.8V are 4s packs. I charge my 7.4V 2s pack at 5 amps. Does your/his Lipo charger support 4s charging?
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well, i went to the track, but didnt have a chance to talk to my buddy about the batteries.

i will make sure he knows to get the correct setup on the MMM
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I think he was asking hows the run time on the LiFe batteries.

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My 2300maH LiFe Batteries Run about 25-30minutes and my friends who use 3S Lipo run 15-20 minutes they can't use up all the power whereas I can
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Can I charge LiFe batteries with a standard Lipo charger?

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I don't know how some one can run a lipo battery down to below the save voltage. I have never even taken my 2 cell below 7.0v and thats running non stop for 15 plus minutes. You have too be pretty dense to not reailze your battery is dying and keep driving it.
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It didn't come across as a losi hater thread. I'd be pist if that happened to me.

But I wouldn't buy batteries from Losi. It's like buying a car stereo from Toyota. Losi knows how to make good RC's as Toyota knows how to make good cars. But Losi simply contracts out their batts just like Toyota contracts out their stereo's. If you're going to buy a good car stereo, get it from a company that specializes in stereos like Kenwood or Pioneer. If you're going to buy a Lipo, buy from a company that specializes in lipos (SMC, Maxamps, Thunderpower, etc.). Just my two cents.
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I don't know how some one can run a lipo battery down to below the save voltage. I have never even taken my 2 cell below 7.0v and thats running non stop for 15 plus minutes. You have too be pretty dense to not reailze your battery is dying and keep driving it.
I can see how a newb would do it with a 1/8 car. 1/8 cars are not 1/10. 1/8s electrics don't run nearly as long. Hell, I could run damn near an hour with a 3s 8000 pack in my Rustler VXL. Most 1/8 conversions are lucky to get 15 minutes of straight run time. With a high kv motor, I can easily see how someone could drain a 4s 5000 pack in less than 15 minutes below 12 volts. It isn't that hard. I could dump a 4s 5000 pack with my Neu 1512 1.5d in about 12 minutes pretty easily.
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