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Old 04-12-2009, 12:04 PM   #1
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I have recently decided to convert my 8ight 2.0 to electric. I will be running weekly with nitro buggies in 3x 5 minute heats along with a 20 minute feature. I own a Novak GTB system for my 1/10th scale and am pretty happy with it. I was considering the Novak conversion kit for $299.00. My question, of course, is on batteries. Can you guys tell me what you use in this typical club racing situation? Do you pick a battery that will make it the full 20 minutes for the feature and then run another battery for the heats? Do you charge one battery after each of the heats and then make sure it's fully charged for the feature? I have a Maxamps 2S 6000 for my 1/10th scale. It seems like it takes quite a long time to charge using my Duratrax Ice charger. I doubt wether I could keep up using one battery for the day. Another thing I've noticed is that the Maxamps batteries listed for 1/8th scale are very expensive, and don't seem to go above 6500mah. Does anyone make a battery that would last all day in my situation? If so, does anyone do it for less than the $200-$300 range? Also, if anyone is interested in a couple of nice nitro engines please feel free to PM me.

Thanks for the info, this site is a great help.

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You wouldn't go too fast with them at all.

You could get 2x SPC 2s2p 8000mah and run in Series for 4s 8000mah.
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You wouldn't go too fast with them at all.

You could get 2x SPC 2s2p 8000mah and run in Series for 4s 8000mah.
Both of those setups would put out 14.8v and go the same speed. You would have longer run times with the 8000mah, but the speed would be the same if not faster with the SMC because of the lighter batts. For a track, the SMC batteries would be perfect and would be the setup I would run if I had to choose.
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In parallel it would give you 7.4 volts and 10,400 mah. You would want to run them in series to get 14.8 volts and 5200 mah.
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