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Old 02-25-2008, 04:03 PM   #61
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Look up the Platinum Lipo thread the search for the xray t2. there are explanations in the of what to do and I think there is some pics also.
IDK if this helps or not

http://nexusracing.net/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=60

But that pack is the same size as the TrakPower
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Look up the Platinum Lipo thread the search for the xray t2. there are explanations in the of what to do and I think there is some pics also.
Thanks a lot - sorted.
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:27 AM   #63
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How do I know if I am getting the 20 or 25C (4900) pack?
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:52 AM   #64
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I read in another thread that all the trakpowers are actually 25c rated. The batterys seemed to handle the added current well, so they changed the rating. You know there gonna sell more packs just by changing that little number everyone is so concerned with. I have no idea here, but is there any esc/motor that can pull 100 amps from a battery?
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I was told that by a rep for them that for a year now the 20C cells hadn't been used in the packs, they just now up'd the ratings. Take that for what its worth.

One thing you could do though is see if any place will give you a discount on the 20C cells since the new 25Cs are out. I know I wouldn't mind a deal for the 20C pack.
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Keep an eye out in the 4 sale threads. Thats where I found my gold bar! AWESOME deal
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How are these holding up? I know the Orions are good for more cycles than i will ever need but i have heard some of the other lipo cells could start seeing a dcline in performance after as little as 30 cycles. for someone who only has one that could be a matter of only a couple of months. I am curios about Trakpower and the new saddle and i would think they use the same cells. Does anyone know who the manuf is?
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They are Enerland cells. The 4900 is their XP series, 25c, and the 5400 is the LP series, 16c.
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So what does the website mean in reference to cycles? It says 50 cycles next to 1c/16c when you click on the pdf.
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I hope they come out with a black case, the gold is just to bling for me...lol
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Just wait. The 1st saddle pack lipo targeted car is going to clean up. Nice tight centralized mass, symetrical layout for perfect balance and super light. This combo is unbeatable.
Good thing i'm still racing an HPI Pro 2 with saddle packs. My Pro 2 is cutting tech again.
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Orions got platinum, Trakpowers got gold. Go figure.
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So what does the website mean in reference to cycles? It says 50 cycles next to 1c/16c when you click on the pdf.

Charge at 1C, Discharge at 16C (until 6.0V) and the batteries capacity will be reduced to about 70% after 50 cycles.

Sounds bad, but its really not. You car (atleast I hope) doesnt consume 85A of constant current while its on the track. From my experience so far with Trakpower 4900's a 5min main will use about 2200 mah with a 27T TC.

So, you are discharging the pack in the 5-8C range, and only 1/2 discharging the pack. LiPo's do not like to be fully discharged.

You should expect 100-200 race worthy cycles on each pack. Alot better then modern NiMh.

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Good thing i'm still racing an HPI Pro 2 with saddle packs. My Pro 2 is cutting tech again.
Hey don't laugh it might actually work well. Everything would be very centered and with brushless and running such small spur gears it might just work for you.
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Ok daft question time

but

you get your trackpower 3200 out of the packets they come in and there is a clear plastic cover around the pack does that get left on or taken off???
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