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Old 04-07-2009, 05:48 AM   #1
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I just purchased a Losi 2.0 E and was wondering what size battery to use and what brand? The Losi 2.0 E comes with the 2100 KV motor so I would think runnung 5 cell would be to much. I am looking for the optimum combination to get maxiam run time and run cool. Also I was told to stay away from Maxamps batteries when it comes to running 1/8th scale, anyone have problems? I run them in my 1/10 scale stuff with no problems. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 04-07-2009, 07:55 AM   #2
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I personally look to have a battery pack has its continous discharge rating higher than the rated max amp draw of the motor. now, you will see spikes higher than this for sure, but, to me it works out as a good rule of thumb.

I would say a 4S setup would be good with the motor you have. How much are you wanting to spend per pack?
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I have the Losi 4S in mine. It's kinda pricey, but works well and handles the required discharge rates. I don't think you would have any problem with a maxamp pack either. At the track on Saturday, the TQ of all 1/8 buggies (to include nitro) was an RC8-E running a maxamp battery. He ran a 20 minute main, but the race ended at 17 minutes because one of the marshals was struck in the ankle by a different car. His buggy was still going strong at 17 minutes...
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:10 PM   #4
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Another question is I am having a hard time finding 4S packs that are hard cased, who makes them other then Losi? Are the Enerland Batteries worth the extra price?
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Another question is I am having a hard time finding 4S packs that are hard cased, who makes them other then Losi? Are the Enerland Batteries worth the extra price?
SMC has a hard case 4S pack coming out soon.

Also, Enerlands packs are, IMO, definitely worth the price over the Losis.
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Does anyone run 2 2S packs to =4S in their Losi 8E cause there are alot of 2S hard case packs on the market. I guess the question is will they fit?
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There is currently another 4S hardcased pack available, rclipos sells it and I recall correctly its from thunderpower. Its sized for an AE tray however, you so you may need a spacer or something to take up the slack.
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If anyone is interested, I know where you can get the losi 4s 14.8v hard case lipos for $159.99.

Shoot me a pm if interested.
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Go here for those lipos I mentioned:

http://www.rclipos.com/CarPacks.htm

scroll down till you see the 14.8V packs, they are mixed in, in a variety of cell types like 3200mah, 4200mah, and 5000mah.
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I run 2 2s 6500 Maxamps in my Caster Fusion and love them.
I have no problems they are always balanced and give me 20+ min of run time.
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I just ordered up the Losi conversion for my T, I currenty have 4 Max Amps 7.4v 8000's. Will I have any issuses using them stacked?
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Another question is I am having a hard time finding 4S packs that are hard cased, who makes them other then Losi? Are the Enerland Batteries worth the extra price?
i have 1 for sale here http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...3AIT&viewitem=

Dont fit my buggy = dont need
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Does anyone know the mm width and length on the Losi batt trey?
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Does anyone know the mm width and length on the Losi batt trey?
http://www.rctech.net/forum/5185919-post865.html
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