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Old 02-24-2006, 05:35 PM   #1
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IB 4200's - assemble with which battery bars

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I recently received the Trinity 6C Team VIS-PRO 4200 Matched Unassembled batteries, but am needing to know which battery bars to assemble them with. I went to my local hobby shop and they only had bars rated up to 3000. Please help! Thanks!
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Doesn't matter, battery bars are generic. I've used the same ones (Orion Bones are my favorite) on everything from GP3300 to IB4200.
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Hmm, okay. The next question I have then is why are they rated for different mAh? One set was rated for 1200 & 1500 and another set was rated for 3000's. Same manufacturer.
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Old 02-24-2006, 05:50 PM   #4
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Battery bars rated for 1200 is for smaller cells(for 1/18 mini, etc), battery with 3000, 3800, 4200mah whatever, as long they are sub-C size, the normal battery bars from Trinity, Orion, Deans, etc all work great.
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The normal sized battery bars aren't "rated" for any capacity cell. They just have slightly different shapes and offsets to allow them to fit that type of cell's geometry a little better.

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To clarify, James is right, but in more laymen's terms:
Generally the newer edition bars work. Batteries used to have that hump on the positive end (as alkaline AA's have) and therefore the older bars were offset on the positive side. The newer bars are not offset becase the hump does not portrude on the newer cells. I suggest the deans pro bar version 2 or 3.
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Okay, onto the next question then. What about composition? Copper, silver, platinum? What should I really be looking for in a bar? Least resistance? More thruput on voltage or whatever?
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Resistance & corrosion protection are really the only things to worry about, so either all copper or silver plated will be best, both have the lowest resistance, & while they can corrode, it still takes awhile & usually your cells are dead long before it gets bad. If you're really worried about corrision though, you can go with gold-plated bars, their resistance is not far off from copper or silver, & they have EXCELLENT corrosion protection(that's why the military & commercial aircraft industries use gold contacts in all their electrical connections).....
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Thx Grizz. I was actually looking into gold-plated, but didn't know if the core material mattered all that much or not. Unfortunately, I haven't seen any of those in the local hobby shops here in the Tulsa area.

I guess the Dean's Pro v2 or 3 will be fine. Thanks for the help guys.
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Copper or gold will be your best.
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I use platinum orion battery bones very thin and efficient in heat transfer.
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Thx Grizz. I was actually looking into gold-plated, but didn't know if the core material mattered all that much or not. Unfortunately, I haven't seen any of those in the local hobby shops here in the Tulsa area.

I guess the Dean's Pro v2 or 3 will be fine. Thanks for the help guys.
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I tried using Excel silver bars. From the package they dont look shinny but looked dull silver. But someone told me, the more dull silver it is, the more silver content it has. A little pricy though but it looked like a good buy.
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ps use the cooper ones they will be fine.
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I don't have preference with battery bars..... most of the time I use Deans and MuchMore. My choice is thick bars and they must contain silver like Deans.
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