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Old 07-24-2008, 04:17 PM   #886
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If you plan on getting the Equinox no need to get the high power adapters as you can easily modify the stock adpater to become a high power adpater. This is done by taking the outer black and outer red wire and soldering a Deans male connector on these 2 wires. Then you plug the Deans into the power leads of the packs and the remaining three wire on the adapter plug into the balance connector.
I know this sounds really dumb but could someone post a picture of the balnce connector mod? I want to make sure i do it right the first time. Thanks!
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Here's a pic of mine. If you follow Danny's instructions you'll see that I cut the outter wire's and soldered my deans plug straight to it. I extended the length a little because I didn't like the length it was at after the wire's were cut. I may just take them off and deal with it because I might be losing some voltage with the wire extention.
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Is it alright to charge the pack and let it sit for 3 or 4 weeks or is there a reason for putting in a half charge?
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I'm interested to get JRXS R, do you know if I can use 4000 or 5000 in JRXS R?

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so are the new packs with the wires out the top shipping yet? who has the 5000 in stock? did any of the dimensions change from the packs with the wires out of the side?
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Ran my 5000 in my Slash today.People thought I was cheating.Only changed made was I ran the 5000 over my Orion 4800.Very nice!
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Is it alright to charge the pack and let it sit for 3 or 4 weeks or is there a reason for putting in a half charge?
Lipos stored with to much charge will lose some capacity and it may hurt the pack. If you run every week I reccomend 30% charge and for long term storage 50% is as high as would go.
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so are the new packs with the wires out the top shipping yet? who has the 5000 in stock? did any of the dimensions change from the packs with the wires out of the side?

We shipped out packs last week but we didn't cover our entire backorder list but there should be some packs out there. As far as the wires coming out on top we should have them available at the end of August.
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Ran my 5000 in my Slash today.People thought I was cheating.Only changed made was I ran the 5000 over my Orion 4800.Very nice!
Glad to hear our pack ran well.
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Hey danny, got a question for you (or anyone else that wants to join in ). I am running some brand new 4000 hard case SMC lipo packs and I have noticed something. Im new to lipo and this is purely from 1 meetings experience with them. The packs come off charge before a heat, now the first lap or two, whether it be practice gridding laps or no practice and first few laps of timed heat, the car is an absolute f&$*king ROCKETSHIP (this is 27 turn stock by the way) BUT after those first few laps, the car goes soft. Now I know its not gearing due to the fact that motor heat etc is all good. Its noticeable more so that my competition are still running nimh, in fact I was the only 1 running your cells. Is this a trait with lipo in general or am I missing something? It seems to me like the voltage goes out of them in those first few laps. I compare it to the spongy feeling of running 5 cell mod when you have just run 6 cell. It just all of a sudden goes "softer".

I hope you know what I mean
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Something I noticed yesterday between the SMC 28C 4000mah batteries compared to other brand LiPo's, is that the SMC LiPo's take a charge much quicker than other brands at the same charge rate.

Don't know what's different about these LiPo's, but they are awesome.
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Hey danny, got a question for you (or anyone else that wants to join in ). I am running some brand new 4000 hard case SMC lipo packs and I have noticed something. Im new to lipo and this is purely from 1 meetings experience with them. The packs come off charge before a heat, now the first lap or two, whether it be practice gridding laps or no practice and first few laps of timed heat, the car is an absolute f&$*king ROCKETSHIP (this is 27 turn stock by the way) BUT after those first few laps, the car goes soft. Now I know its not gearing due to the fact that motor heat etc is all good. Its noticeable more so that my competition are still running nimh, in fact I was the only 1 running your cells. Is this a trait with lipo in general or am I missing something? It seems to me like the voltage goes out of them in those first few laps. I compare it to the spongy feeling of running 5 cell mod when you have just run 6 cell. It just all of a sudden goes "softer".

I hope you know what I mean

I have never experienced this no matter what brand lipo I was using. I would almost point the finger at your motor. Are the brushes ok, has the comm been trued, etc..... I have found lipo to be at the same power from the first trigger pull to the last during a heat race. Are the guys running nihm using brushed motors as well???
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Something I noticed yesterday between the SMC 28C 4000mah batteries compared to other brand LiPo's, is that the SMC LiPo's take a charge much quicker than other brands at the same charge rate.

Don't know what's different about these LiPo's, but they are awesome.
That is due to the low IR of our Lipos. Any cell or pack that has better IR will take less time to charge than one that has higher IR.
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