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Old 08-17-2008, 07:54 PM
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so the saddle pack will have a finsh like the single cell lipo you guys made? just asking because my b44 looks "meh" with some of your old ib3800s in it...

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Originally Posted by yokemad View Post
Hi Guys
I recently ordered SMC 4000 Pack but My current Pack is Trackpower 4900 and I've got Trakpower Balancer!
Balancing connections are different as you know
Do I have to do Balance Charge?
or
Is that what I need?

2/3/6S HIGHRATE - V BALANCER HARNESS

You need the adpater that is for the JST-XH balance connectors. Based on the picture that does look similar to a JST-XH male connector.
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Yes our packs will have a black/red graphite pattern. The red on the first batch of cases is not exactly as bright as we wanted it so we will change it. I know some cars have blue parts and others green and so but we had to pick a color and were staying with red.
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Originally Posted by Danny/SMC View Post
Saddle packs will be in by the end of the month. Not sure if anyone will carry them in Australia but you can get them from US online shops.
you guys still shooting for a target date at the end of the month?

please same me from the hell that is running old Nimh packs cause I am waiting for a good lipo saddle
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Yes were still on track to ship by the end of the month.
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Originally Posted by yokemad View Post
Hi Guys
I recently ordered SMC 4000 Pack but My current Pack is Trackpower 4900 and I've got Trakpower Balancer!
Balancing connections are different as you know
Do I have to do Balance Charge?
or
Is that what I need?

2/3/6S HIGHRATE - V BALANCER HARNESS
That is NOT the correct harness. You need this one to charge an SMC pack with the Trakpower/Flightpower balancers:
http://www.nexusracing.com/product_i...oducts_id=1940
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What I really want is an LBA10 style adapter that's only 2S JST-XH on the end. The adapter board is bulky with the unneeded 3s-6s connectors.
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The saddle pack is going to be nice. Worth the wait.
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Originally Posted by syndr0me View Post
What I really want is an LBA10 style adapter that's only 2S JST-XH on the end. The adapter board is bulky with the unneeded 3s-6s connectors.
I don't like the adapter boards either. They are too messy looking.

Can't you just cut off the adapter board and solder on a 2S JST-XH female plug? Or, you could configure the wiring on your balancer for 3-plug style and just plug into the center of the battery's JST-XH. That is how I did mine. I only use an adapter when I'm charging my lipo Tx pack.
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I think that the adapter boards is only for the EOS chargers and doesn't use the same connection as the LBA10.
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Hi Danny
Can you recommend an online store where I can pre order the saddle packs, thanks for all the great info, cheers
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I asked the guy at AlleRC if they make a 2S adapter for the LBA10, and he said they used to, but were discontinued. I believe he sells the parts, though. Perhaps we can get someone to draw up a diagram so we can make our own.

I believe the LBA10 in the chargers and the stand-alone balancers are the same as far as connectors go.
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will the 25c 4900 saddle pack have "cell bumps" like the single cell?

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No humps on the saddle pack. Humps remove room for the cells which will either reduce C rate or capacity.
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