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Old 04-10-2007, 03:49 PM   #1111
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Comes out to 138.50mm! The casing looks a bit "loose" like there is a small gap I can pinch out but I'm not concerned, yet....

Anyhow; it just didn't fit into the chassis and it's not a spot where you can carve and sand to make fit....
Even at 138.5 it should fit? A 6 cell side by side pack is even longer then that width and they fit as well.

I wonder of your chassis warped a little bit during the cooling process?
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Old 04-10-2007, 04:00 PM   #1112
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Even at 138.5 it should fit? A 6 cell side by side pack is even longer then that width and they fit as well.

I wonder of your chassis warped a little bit during the cooling process?
I have 2 of these chassis and it dont fit in either one. Actually 3300 side by side is the bigest that will fit on this tub chassis. Even IB's don't fit. I use it for TCS cause it's legal for GT2 in Canada and we run Peak/Orion Powermaxx stick packs in GT2.

I have a 4800PE and it fits (got my hopes up!) so I figured the 3200lipo would fit and I bought it so I can use it in GT1 which now allows 3200lipo. The TA04 has the cells running sideways so it's balanced side to side and I don't need to add weight. I guess thats they way it's gonna be; unless there are different batches of 3200's and I might come across one thats smaller and fits?
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:19 AM   #1113
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I can't believe you guys made me dig out my old TA04.
The 4800 Orion lipo is a press fit. TEM is right. Another 0.5mm and it would not fit. If the 3200 case is any bigger, then I suggest - (MR. Black - don't read any further) - a belt sander to the battery case. Just take off a measly 0.25mm per side. Don;t worry, the case is thick enough were 0.25 mm removed won't do any harm.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:32 AM   #1114
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I have 2 of these chassis and it dont fit in either one. Actually 3300 side by side is the bigest that will fit on this tub chassis. Even IB's don't fit. I use it for TCS cause it's legal for GT2 in Canada and we run Peak/Orion Powermaxx stick packs in GT2.

I have a 4800PE and it fits (got my hopes up!) so I figured the 3200lipo would fit and I bought it so I can use it in GT1 which now allows 3200lipo. The TA04 has the cells running sideways so it's balanced side to side and I don't need to add weight. I guess thats they way it's gonna be; unless there are different batches of 3200's and I might come across one thats smaller and fits?
Actually it's the GT1 class that's allowing the 3200 Lipos in Canada, we're still stuck with 2400 Maxx Packs for GT2.. wish we were using Lipo, I'd rather buy one 3200 than having to buy 4 of those NiCD packs.. better performance and cheaper..
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where can i get a plug to fit in the balance hole? It was easy to find reg euro plugs for the + and - but I have no idea what size or type the balance port is.

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where can i get a plug to fit in the balance hole? It was easy to find reg euro plugs for the + and - but I have no idea what size or type the balance port is.

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The required plug is 2mm found here #62503.
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:28 PM   #1117
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Mr Hohwart,

I know you have much bigger fish to fry than OVAL racing, but I'd love to be able to talk with you about getting involved w/ our small oval program and helping introduce these guys to the Kokam sealed Lipo batteries from Peak/Orion.

We've been doing testing on different Brushless/Lipo combinations and we've got people watching and listening all over the country in both Oval and On-Road Racing.

We are also working in conjunction w/ J.B. from ARCOR on finding a limited Brushless motor to couple with the 3200 Carbon Edition batteries as a replacement for our 4 cell STOCK class. The motors we're testing so far not only look like an awesome direction for this replacement class, but also for a entry level brushless touring class motor as well.

If interested, please contact me so we might talk

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Old 04-11-2007, 05:05 PM   #1118
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I can't believe you guys made me dig out my old TA04.
The 4800 Orion lipo is a press fit. TEM is right. Another 0.5mm and it would not fit. If the 3200 case is any bigger, then I suggest - (MR. Black - don't read any further) - a belt sander to the battery case. Just take off a measly 0.25mm per side. Don;t worry, the case is thick enough were 0.25 mm removed won't do any harm.
I ended up putting on the flat carbon graphite chassis and the 3200 now fits but TIGHT. If I get T-boned I bet the battery mounts will break off cause it's so tight at the ends. I'm considering running one side only and using tape to keep the pack from moving.

I charged the new 3200 for the first time. My ice charger put in 13XXmah to top it off. With the same EVERYTHING except for battery and chassis. I tested it on my driveway and it seems decent in terms of power. No real data until I get to go to the track. The added bonus is I won't have to add any weight cause L/R balance remains. However, the reduced weight means I need a wack of time to set it up to drive right.
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Tried an Orion 3200 out for the first time tonight. I got about 20 minutes runtime at pretty much full throttle with a Novak 13.5 brushless motor powering a XXX-T. The cutout on the Sphere esc seems to work properly in the lipo setting. I can definately gear up as the motor was barely warm. On the other hand it is only 6 degrees C out. I'd imagine it will draw more amperage when I go up in pinion size.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:55 PM   #1120
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On the other hand it is only 6 degrees C out.
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Old 04-12-2007, 06:25 PM   #1121
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does that fit well in the Tamiya Evo cars?
Thinking of fixing my Evo 4 and getting one of these...
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This may have been discussed here already, but there are so many posts to go through.
How do you use the balancing port on the carbon 3200 battery? I have a hyperion LBA10 balancer and on the battery, there is no extra wire ports for the balancing plug.
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This may have been discussed here already, but there are so many posts to go through.
How do you use the balancing port on the carbon 3200 battery? I have a hyperion LBA10 balancer and on the battery, there is no extra wire ports for the balancing plug.
The single small connector in the centre is the connection between the two cells. You might have to make up a custom harness to plug your balancer into it. You've got the three connections that make up 2 cells in series, +, middle (-/+), -
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What I meant is...other lipo packs (max amps, apogee) have two sets of wires coming from the battery. One for balancing and one for charging/esc. On the carbon 3200, there is only the three ports (positive - balance port - negative) Does anyone know how to wire it so it can be used with a Hyperion LBA10 balancer?
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