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Old 05-11-2007, 09:36 PM   #1276
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A buddy of mine tried to order a 3200 from his LHS and they told him that it was discontinued.
Is this true?
Or does this have something to do with redsigning the pack to be heavier to help meet minimum weight requirements?

Also, does anyone know how difficult it would be to fit the 4800 into the T2R?
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Old 05-12-2007, 07:31 PM   #1277
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A buddy of mine tried to order a 3200 from his LHS and they told him that it was discontinued.
Is this true?
This is absolutely not true.

They are not only still in production but they are in stock. There is a certain distributor [who shall remain nameless] that displays "discountinued" on their site once they are out of stock on certain products. Sorry your friend was mis-informed. You can even go to www.shoppeakracing.com to order them direct from Peak if your LHS is un-willing to carry them.
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:41 PM   #1278
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i just got my 3200 packs today with my orion charger
and i like them
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:23 AM   #1279
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i just got my 3200 packs today with my orion charger
and i like them
Glad to hear it, We are hoping to be able to announce soon some other new products coming to our LiPo line.
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:12 PM   #1280
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Is buying a discrete cutoff circuit like the Novak units the best way to use lipo's with speed controller's not having voltage cutoff? I'd like to use two 3200's in series to power a 700 size motor in boat with a Jeti 600 navy speed controller.
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:14 PM   #1281
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Is buying a discrete cutoff circuit like the Novak units the best way to use lipo's with speed controller's not having voltage cutoff? I'd like to use two 3200's in series to power a 700 size motor in boat with a Jeti 600 navy speed controller.
If you are running two batteries in series then yes I would suggest running a voltage cut-off.
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:27 PM   #1282
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If you are running two batteries in series then yes I would suggest running a voltage cut-off.
Do you have a system you recommend?
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:46 PM   #1283
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Glad to hear it, We are hoping to be able to announce soon some other new products coming to our LiPo line.

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Old 05-15-2007, 01:02 PM   #1284
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Do you have a system you recommend?
At this time I would say the Novak system will work but remember it only limits voltage to the motor and you still need to disconnect the battery when stored. many drivers forget that your servos and reciver still produce draw even with the car tunred off and can drain a battery below exceptable levels.
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:34 PM   #1285
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MrBlack - That's why I like this one Apogee LOA. It's alarm goes off after it has been connected for more than 60 minutes. You can't mistake the sound when it goes off either.
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:47 PM   #1286
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The SWTour Oval Series will be at the ENCINO VELODROME in Southern Calif. this weekend, and we'll be trying our first 4300B/L class using the 3200 LIPOs mixed in w/ our 4 cell OPEN MOD class.

We are expecting at least 5 cars to try the lipos, and expect them to be somewhere between 62-65 mph.

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MrBlack - That's why I like this one Apogee LOA. It's alarm goes off after it has been connected for more than 60 minutes. You can't mistake the sound when it goes off either.
LOL wow that's takng it a little far but to each his own I am sure they have their reasons.
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My thought is that features like added weight should be an add on to the pack. Have it snap onto the bottom or top of the plastic pack. Do the bumps on the bottom of the 3200 really lower its CofG (ie, the lipo cells actually have that shape), or is it simply a way to help retain them on notched chassis? If the chassis is flat bottomed, like a Losi MF2 stadium truck, they (simulated cell shape) do neither good nor harm.
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My thought is that features like added weight should be an add on to the pack. Have it snap onto the bottom or top of the plastic pack. Do the bumps on the bottom of the 3200 really lower its CofG (ie, the lipo cells actually have that shape), or is it simply a way to help retain them on notched chassis? If the chassis is flat bottomed, like a Losi MF2 stadium truck, they (simulated cell shape) do neither good nor harm.
I agree that they weight is best left seperate as it is an advantage to put ballased on different areas for different conditions. However some drivers do not want to mess with this additonal set up and that is why we are working on an Offroad pack with special features.

The bumps are simply there to lock the battery in and they are not filled with cell material. the round shape is necessary to comform to stick pack applications which are still the dominant need amongst the general customer base and we chose to take advantage of this and put in the bumps. Actually the original 4800 case was the case used for the 3200 however the cells in the 4800 required more room so we went with the brick shape.
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There isn't any reason I can't run the 3200 pack with a regular ESC (QC2) and a 19T brushed motor right? Everyone I've seen that has run the 3200 battery has used Brushless as well, so I wasn't sure.
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