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Old 05-31-2007, 01:19 PM   #1
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Ok, here is a quick breakdown on these things and what each listing says about a pack.
the packs are made up of cells just like a 6cell nimh cell. However, often times these cells are soldered in to parallel unlike nimh cells which generates double the capacity. The only number you should ever worry about is the current your pack is rated for. All packs will peak at the same voltage and run the same. The only way to truly make a pack better is to build it yourself and insure that all the connections are capable of handling a huge load. You can wire cells up in parallel and series to create virtually any voltage or capacity you can imagine.

The current rating is determined by a c rating. You multiply this rating by the mah/1000. Thus a 5kmah pack w/ a 10c rating can deliver 50 amps of continous current.
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There already is forum for Lipos...all you have stated is discussed there...
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people still ask the same stupid questions day in a day out about them so I figure this would be a good thread to keep active since it's easy to find the criteria.

Here are the only things you need to worry about when purchasing lipos

-Will it fit, if not can I make it fit.
-What is it's discharge rated for? Can it handle the load I am going to put on it?
-Does it have enough capacity for what I'm doing?
-is it a 7.4 volt pack like I need?

Everything else does not matter. As long as you have a good charger they will all perform exactly the same if you take care of them. If you want to pay $100 extra for a pack that can handle a 300 amp continuous load while I purchase one that can handle 80 then go for it.
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There already is forum for Lipos...all you have stated is discussed there...
There's a "Thread" for LiPo's not a "Forum" there's a difference... "Electric On Road" is a FORUM, all contents within it are THREADS!
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There's a "Thread" for LiPo's not a "Forum" there's a difference... "Electric On Road" is a FORUM, all contents within it are THREADS!
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