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Old 09-03-2018, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by I_NeedBigDrink View Post
The extremely high C rate claims are probably the pulse rate, only achieved for milliseconds
No, they're made up drivel to market to gullible racers who think those packs will miraculously give them more power.
Every manufacturer gives 'burst' C ratings which are usually double their main C ratings as written on the packs.

If a fully charged lipo swells overnight, it's a crap pack.
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by 071crazy View Post
It's unlikely that you are anywhere near an average discharge rate of 10c, unless you are running 4x4 or e buggy. That would mean that you are dumping a pack completely in 6 minutes or less.
closer to 5 is probably realistic for a race, I was unsure if downtime had a significant effect. 2WD offroad. And I agree about the marketing. C rating should not be a deciding factor when buying batteries, capacity and weight are the most important.
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Originally Posted by I_NeedBigDrink View Post
closer to 5 is probably realistic for a race, I was unsure if downtime had a significant effect. 2WD offroad. And I agree about the marketing. C rating should not be a deciding factor when buying batteries, capacity and weight are the most important.
You're probably pretty close. Even 1/12 Mod, where if you do the math you can average 45+ amps of draw, is less maybe 6C on a 8000mah 1s pack. It probably peaks around 100 amps, or 12C, in burst current.
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