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Smc's 5000mah 4s or the 6500mah 4s pack?

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Old 12-13-2013, 11:05 AM
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Default Smc's 5000mah 4s or the 6500mah 4s pack?

Hello.
Im looking for a new battery for my 1/8 buggy and I heard good things about smc batteries.

Im trying to decide between the 5000mah:
http://www.smc-racing.net/index.php?...product_id=175

And the 6500mah:
http://www.smc-racing.net/index.php?...product_id=112

Im just a club racer with limited budget so I don't need super high performance.
So the main question is whether the extra 20 bucks is worth the differences (and i want to buy 2 so its 40...) and if there is any difference in lifespan as I would rather a longer lifespan then the extra performance.

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Old 12-13-2013, 11:11 AM
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Both of them will provide more than enough power. The real differences are weight and runtime. The 6500mAh is only needed if you need more weight there or will run long mains; 5000mAh is safe for about 12mins in a Losi 8ight 2.0.
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The 6500 is only slightly heavier and will have atleast a 20min runtime. Go with those as it will give you more wheeltime when practicing.
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Can any one tell me how long they last? isn't a higher C rate usually dies sooner?
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Originally Posted by ebay007 View Post
Can any one tell me how long they last? isn't a higher C rate usually dies sooner?
The c-rating won't make the pack discharge faster In This case because the demands on the battery won't be high enough, a 6500/70c pack will deliver a max amps of 455amps, a 1/8th power system can barely use 1/3 of that at full current draw, you'll be fine with either pack.

If your are looking for your packs to last for as long as possible though, I would buy the larger 6500 and turn you LVC to 3.4-3.5 volts, that way you won't discharge the pack down to its capacity and it will last longer, also don't go over 4.2v per cell when charging and always store your packs at 3.85 volts, never leave your packs charged.....do all that and they'll last for ages and cost you less.

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Also, driving habits can make a difference in runtime... I would go with the 6500 as it allows for more padding timewise if you use a lot of brakes or get heavy on the trigger.
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I would say the 5000 for practice and get the 6500 just for mains but do heats with the 5000 just so you have 2 and that punch you need with the 70 c
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Where I have raced my e buggy I have not needed the extra run time from the 6500. Currently run 5000mah packs and can make the 10 min mains with multiple practice laps and am not close to my 3.5 cutoff. The 6500 was overkill so I sold them to a basher friend
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Go for the 5000, there isn't a practical need for the extra may. Geared/tuned properly you can go 15 minutes on 5000mah. I make 15 minutes on low cost 4500 packs with a 1700kv tekin setup.
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4600 Shorty SMC pack!!! light and can move where u want. Can make 10 min rx8/1900
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