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Old 10-07-2007, 03:40 PM   #1
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I have always glued my cells when building but more and more I see that people are leaving them just held by the battery bars is there a reason other than a cell can be changed easier??

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Old 10-07-2007, 04:08 PM   #2
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No reason other than bars are so sturdy now there is no need to glue, packs will keep their shape.
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also if you dont glue your cells you will find a bad connection faster. hope this helps
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:21 PM   #4
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wow, I'm surprised people aren't more adamant about gluing the cells together. I always just run one bead of CA along the seam between the cells. But I'm off-road so i like them staying together during the pounding they take on the track
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I actually use a old exacto and Shoe goo and work it between the cells it not only hold the cells producing better conductivity but allows the cells less shock and recovery time when I take a hit. As well as said about keeping the tab from breaking as well.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:53 PM   #6
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I don't glue my packs. They shoul'dt come separated unless they are dropped.
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:34 AM   #7
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For offroad, I would glue the cells, just for the fact they dont sit in slotted battery cells like onroad cars, I think while more people do not glu for onroad is they better sit in teh battery slots. My 007 thermald on teh track today and i yelled at the marshal to pick the car up before it got hit and so did everyone kept tell him, and he just... looks at it, so i started to walk off teh driver sstand to get it myself and next think i know coming down the stairs, it was hit and the battery fell out still soldered on. but the battery bars were all bent up.
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I glue mine, just for safety's sake.
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i did glue my packs coz i ran my Minis with side by side pack..and it must glued..
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I still goo mine out of habit for I have been doing it ever since I got into the hobby.
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I use some high temp silicone sealant, it helps absorb impacts and keeps everything level.

CA glue doesn't have any give so it snaps the heatshrink, hot glue guns also have the same problem.

Not using anything is fine until you have a bad crash, the bars bend and you can never get them quite right again.

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i always put a few drops of CA between the cells on every pack, offroad, onroad.

just to make it easier to handle the cells. the story of impact etc is useless if you know how to tape your cells in your car correctly.

i never have problems of packs comin out of my car and taking weird forms.
also, if you glue em the pack is much stiffer and will stay in you car much better because if you tape it, you only hold it at the ends, where the tape is bend around the end cells.
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