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Old 02-18-2008, 12:18 AM   #16
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I use 4 Triton Jr's and 4 Orion 3600's and run 4 classes total between my son and me.
When I ran Nimh I had to have 8 Packs and 6 chargers
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I run two classes on club night(2wd, 4wd) and use one charger(hyperion w/ built in balancer). Each car only has one pack that is usually never taken out. I charge em before I show up and have plenty of time to practice and get them fully charged before the heats. Then race...charge....race charge... lather rinse repeat.

I will say this tech has made it possible for me to run two classes without having to break the bank.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:51 AM   #18
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I will say this tech has made it possible for me to run two classes without having to break the bank.
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Now if only tires would last longer.

I run two classes with two lipos and one charger. I take the lipos off the charger as soon as cc mode ends. Using two chargers would be overkill even on race days when there's only four or five heats.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:56 AM   #19
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(and to compare the Orion 3600 vs Trackpower 4900).
What's the verdict? I couldn't be happier with my two Orion 3600's, but I've heard nothing but good things about the Trakpower 4900.
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:43 AM   #20
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What about balancing them? how often do you have to do it?
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What about balancing them? how often do you have to do it?
Im interested in hearing the responses to this. Ive heard everything from never/very rarely to every charge.

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I am running an orion carbon, and a pulsar 3, both do great at lipo.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:05 AM   #23
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Two Orion 3600 LiPo's, one Duratrax ICE Charger

A few people at my local track have multiple chargers for LiPo, but during race day, I typically only see them using one of the chargers. You might need 2-chargers if you are practicing heavily, but it that case, you will probably need more than just two batteries.
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I run on Trakpower 4900 Lipo (have done for a year now) and 1 Checkpoint TC1030p charger.
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But what about balancing???
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What about balancing them? how often do you have to do it?
The one Trakpower I've got hasn't gone out of balance yet (one year on)
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I have been running 3 lipos and 2 chargers. But I think that might be overkill and hangover from my nimh days. What is everyone else doing?
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i'm using 3 4800 orion and 2 checkpoint chargers. if i'm racing in two classes. i use 1 lipo for 23t and 2 lipo's in mod. but if you are running in one class i think 2 lipo and 1 charger is enough for practice, qualifying and mains. imo, 3 lipo in stock class is overkill.
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2 Trakpower 4900
2 Simprop IntelliSpeed
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But what about balancing???

I would balance during every charge. If one cell gets overcharged you run the risk of internal shorting and then damaging your pack or worse.

I believe this should be required reading before running lipos.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=182219
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What's the verdict? I couldn't be happier with my two Orion 3600's, but I've heard nothing but good things about the Trakpower 4900.
2 lines down in that same post I wrote...BTW...Trackpower 4900 25c has more pull then Orion 3600 race spec IMO.

TO be fair...the Orions are still waking up as I have only about 5 runs on them so far. Both are good but 4900's have the edge so far...just that I would trade 1300 mah for adding extra weight to make min. any day.
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