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Old 05-27-2008, 04:00 AM   #1
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Hi,

Would like to ask the good folk why is Team Orion Li-po batteries so good and so sought after and many regard as the industry standard?

Considering that the 4800 is at 15C, it lacks punch to the 5000mAh which are at 20C or to the 28C SMC lipo.

Hope to hear your views and experience as I would be buying some lipos soon for my TRF416 and would like to hear your opinion! and trust me, your opinion matters! Thanks!
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Hi,

Would like to ask the good folk why is Team Orion Li-po batteries so good and so sought after and many regard as the industry standard?

Considering that the 4800 is at 15C, it lacks punch to the 5000mAh which are at 20C or to the 28C SMC lipo.

Hope to hear your views and experience as I would be buying some lipos soon for my TRF416 and would like to hear your opinion! and trust me, your opinion matters! Thanks!
Orion 4800 just won open mod at the Reedy race.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:35 AM   #3
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wow, i see, that is significant!

But then, maybe I'm lost... then to say C rating isn't all that important? I don't know.... really sound dumb here.


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To me the "C-Rating" is more of a current limiter than anything else. If you're car is always moving, and not stuck under a flapper, I don't think the peak current available from higher "C" batteries will make a huge difference.

What matters the most is a battery that can maintain the best voltage and current over the length of the race. If my opinion, this will be the batteries with the highest MAH capacity.
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Hi, thus I would like to hear from you, what should I go for?

my car = TRF 416

Should I go for SMC 5000 mAh 28C? Will it fit into my car?

or should I go for 4800 mAh Team Orion?

or the 5000 mAh Team Orion that is coming out? Thanks.
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Choice Orion 30C 3800Mah !
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What about the newest model? 5000 Platinum II?
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Hi, thus I would like to hear from you, what should I go for?

my car = TRF 416

Should I go for SMC 5000 mAh 28C? Will it fit into my car?

or should I go for 4800 mAh Team Orion?

or the 5000 mAh Team Orion that is coming out? Thanks.
The new Orions might be good, but I can GUARANTEE that you'll love the SMC 28C pack, I'm using one in my 416 & right now I wouldn't want to use ANYTHING else. Oh, & the SMC 5000 28C pack fits VERY nicely in the 416 without any modifications(just have to balance the car's weight, as with any LiPos).....
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I have used TO lipos in racing with great results of punch, run-times and most importantly...SERVICE! I have purchased 3 4800's and had one that had problems of the power just cutting in & out while running. I explained in e-mail to TO that the other 2 4800"s worked fine in same set-up. Sent it in to them and was promptly sent a brand new 4800. This was about 3 months after purchasing it from Tower.

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What about the newest model? 5000 Platinum II?
End of June release
ORION 5000mAh 20C PLATINUM TWO Li-PO
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