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35C vs 40C lipos, power and weight

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Old 03-06-2015, 03:25 AM
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Hi,

I have to buy new lipos and I am comparing 35C vs 40C ones, same manufacturer.

I see that 40C weights around 50-60 grams more than lipos with 35C. I will use them with a Tekin first generation ESC and motor RX8 on a buggy.

In your opinion the extra weight of 50-60 grams is worth the purchase considering the 40C or it is better 35C " only " and ~ 50grams less ?

I tend to prefer lighter lipos but I can't gauge how much 5C difference is in terms of power

Could you please advise me and gimme your opinion / suggestion ?

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Old 03-06-2015, 04:12 AM
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Calc max amp per each pack, and compare with real amp draw with any 1/8 esc (it barely hits 90A during hard braking)
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Well, speaking about what I want to purchase therefore 3300 mah 6s

we have :

1) 3300 mah x 35C = 115.500 Amp max peak or

2) 3300 mah x 40C = 132.000 Amp max peak

So, are around 15 extra Amp peak better considering the extra weight of around 50-60 grams ? The 40C lipos also cost around 20 euros more.

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running 6s the lower C is fine, on 4s they don't draw much, 6s even less.
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