R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-13-2006, 04:18 AM   #1
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 163
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default What is the best 4200 pack to buy

Hi

I was wondering who makes the best matched pack? I was looking at Fusion but any other recommendations are welcome, thanks
junn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 05:01 AM   #2
Tech Master
 
burbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 1,152
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to burbs Send a message via Yahoo to burbs
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by junn
Hi

I was wondering who makes the best matched pack? I was looking at Fusion but any other recommendations are welcome, thanks

There is no best pack out there.. With the new breed of sells 99% of the matchers out there have stuff just as good as the others.. I would also say if your asking who has the best, i would assume your still learning about rc.. Pack numbers are minimal unless your car is really good.. If the car isnt dead on you wont tell the diff between a 1.20 and a 1.22 pack..

any of the top matchers will work..
burbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 07:50 AM   #3
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 901
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

I like Fusion and Promatch. Good prices and good customer service. I really like the quality of their assembly, too.
__________________
Excellent Lipo Guide: https://rogershobbycenter.com/lipoguide/
Jason B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 08:17 AM   #4
Tech Addict
 
Nicadrauspro4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., Italy
Posts: 674
Default

DC matched IB batts are good too. Gives out a lot of punching power to your car.

__________________
works1200.weebly.com
nicadraus-lamborghini.weebly.com
Nicadrauspro4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 10:32 AM   #5
Tech Regular
 
Z.Hallett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Reston, Virginia
Posts: 401
Send a message via AIM to Z.Hallett
Default

i like SMC batts. good prices, great numbers, great reliability.
Z.Hallett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 01:05 PM   #6
Tech Elite
 
RaceAce701's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Carbondale, Pa
Posts: 2,985
Trader Rating: 86 (99%+)
Default

I agree SMC have some really great batteries i just got 2 3800 for my xx-4 and i love them
__________________
The Skid Marks -- 24 Heures Du Jackson 9/22-23/2011
"Go for broke or go home broke"
"If it ant broke your not trying"
Alex "ACE" Kubilus
ACE design works
RaceAce701 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 06:05 PM   #7
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: CORONA , CALIF.
Posts: 4,054
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

if you are looking at Fusion Batteries . then stop looking ,,, The decision is yours.... ... They have an Excellant product and are very helpful .. and there prices are great !!!
__________________
Mark Barden .
mb racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 06:33 PM   #8
Tech Addict
 
JohnMatrix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Newark, CA
Posts: 608
Send a message via AIM to JohnMatrix
Default

I have alwasy been a fan of EA Motorsports Batteries.
JohnMatrix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006, 06:43 PM   #9
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 458
Default

dont bother with matchers anymore. just buy some SHV 4200's and make them up yourself. you will get 1.20+volts with them anyway. jmo.
XingXing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2006, 10:56 AM   #10
Company Representative
 
Danny/SMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Elkton, VA
Posts: 3,097
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Matching cells is still an important feature as it weeds out the cells and zapping the cells properly will reduce the IR of the cells making them more efficient under load. The SHVs are the best Intellect cells so far with great power. We do see a big spread in runtime in a lot of cells so buying 6 loose cells could mean that you have a 20-30 second difference between your cells which means your pack will not hold up as well as one cell or more will be overcharged and discharged.

You don't need to buy the top spec cells but I reccomend you buy a matched pack as life expectancy and performance will be better.
Danny/SMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2006, 11:51 AM   #11
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: St Louis
Posts: 7,868
Trader Rating: 198 (100%+)
Default

After using the CTX-D for a few months. Matched packs are the way to go. Also the ICC will be another item to prove on a matched pack. I have found that in discharging that not all cells get to .9v at the same time. So when you have a pack cut off at 5.4v. That does not mean you can't have something like this of a pack

Cell 1= 1.0v
Cell 2= .9v
Cell 3= .85v
cell 4= .65v
Cell 5= 1.1v
Cell 6= .9v

and run time will be all over the map also.

Also if you take and charge each cell in a pack on its own. Each cell will have a different mah and peak charge voltage. If you want good stuff go with matched.

If you do not race or can not afford them go loose cell.
__________________
Please become an organ donor.
www.donatelife.net
Custom decals and Sno-Tee'z, T-Shirts by Sno Camel
dodgeguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2006, 03:08 PM   #12
Tech Elite
 
wallstreet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,904
Trader Rating: 20 (92%+)
Send a message via AIM to wallstreet
Default

Team Hurricane should be what you wanna buy when looking for cells. Great numbers, service and prices.


I didnt know fusion was still in business, i havent seen anyone running there cells.
wallstreet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2006, 03:46 PM   #13
Tech Elite
 
mike ivy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Comin at ya from a distant galaxy
Posts: 2,795
Trader Rating: 50 (100%+)
Default

I would try out eXpress they have great batteries and great prices
__________________
[-eXpress motorsports-] [-TQ Wire-]

1/12th Fo' Life!!! R.I.P Mike Reedy, R.I.P John Williams

[-Horsham RC-] [-Jackson RC-] [-RC Car World-] [ Black Out Free 2015 ]
mike ivy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2006, 10:48 PM   #14
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 27
Send a message via ICQ to Racin_James Send a message via AIM to Racin_James
Default

I just want to through in the batteries I found.

OHP......Owners name is Jerry. He is getting great numbers and really good prices.

http://www.ohiohobbyplus.com/

I have been fortunate enough to run these for a while now and love them very much.
Racin_James is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2006, 05:46 PM   #15
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Brisbane. Australia
Posts: 1,820
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

as a noob alll i can say is support your local and you will be rewarded with quick service great prices and mot of al u make friends in the hobby.
i have a local matcher actually 2 (feral and harris) and they are cheaper than importing packs from america japan any were so shop local and be wise with ur cash ie 6 of the best batteries wont win a race if your running the wrong tires trust me i know.
as far as the best cell
i did a big jump went from old tamiya 1400 nicads straight to matcher gp3700 and felt a major difference so yes new packs are deffinatly better of the new packs in australia it seems ib 4200 are the best but the only edge out these ne east power4200 by i think .005v and .01 internal resistance (could be wrong) and the east power seen as the new are having a special sale so i got them for the price of unmatched ib and they were matched to 1.20v +
as for the new gp4300 they have dissapointing numbers but a few quys swear they are better on track so dont count em out but id personally stick with ib or ep cells
ps i just bought 2 new ep matched cells and get to pick em up today
__________________
Josh P
to make Keith happy
Corally phi
M11
SP GT
SP 5.5,17.5
aus jd 2703 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
IB 4200 6 Cell Pack Nice Pack Good Numbers 27.00 Shipped rcdreamer95 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 03-02-2008 12:55 PM
EP 4200 Team pack Midnight Electric Off-Road 1 10-17-2007 06:30 PM
4200 pack venting! help me! Johnathan Electric On-Road 19 12-28-2006 03:59 PM
420 IB 4200 pack, brand new & modded P5 used Muswagon R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 07-25-2006 07:48 AM
FS Trinity Vis-Pro 4200 6 cell pack Bigedmond R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 3 04-15-2006 08:12 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 08:28 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net