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Old 08-10-2008, 01:03 PM   #16
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Danny- that is what I have been thinking the entire time and agreed with you back then. It was only a matter of time when enough "racing" had been done with Lipos that as racers we would find ways to get better performance out of them. Lipos were championed by racers that said that the battery wars would be over....buy em, charge em and race em. Well from the looks of it the honeymoon is about over. Heating them up, high amp charging, ect are things now being done to get that edge. Sounds like the plug and play factor is starting to disappear.

I am interested in seeing if Lipo will totally take over this hobby or will the older batts hang on to some of the market.

I am not against Lipos. But also did not see them as perfect as some were selling them off as being.

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AGREED im on the lipo train now, but i was a firm believer back then that the early adoptors claims of no more voodoo and no more battery wars was simply a pipe dream! Now as actual racers (Not backyard bashers or airplane guys) are now using them we start to see that the voodoo is back maybe some different spells but none the less there is more to it then plug and play as we where being led to beleive when the bandwagon fired up..

Im totally ok with it too, im not a lipo basher, i knew that it was going to happen, and im totally into lipo now that they are ROAR approved, the reliablity so far has been great and there is indeed less maint needed to keep them alive.. I think IP killed nihm for me.
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Is there a ok way to discharge the Lipo packs like the old Nicad/Nimh packs? IE bulbs, dischargers or lights? Running my sedan at home on the streets here to discharge the pack isnt good cause the streets suck.
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You can discharge with bulbs but make sure to stop at 6 volts. If you don't want to leave to much storage charge in your packs you can discharge down to 7.6 volts which is 50% of the packs capacity.
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You can discharge with bulbs but make sure to stop at 6 volts. If you don't want to leave to much storage charge in your packs you can discharge down to 7.6 volts which is 50% of the packs capacity.
Awesome. Will do that. I have a older Deans Black box. Wonder what the cut off is on that. I'll have to look. Just got into Lipo myself with one your 4000 28c packs. Biggest I can put in my 415msxx mre. Perfect fit too. Runs great in stock class.
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Just hook up a digital voltmeter with the Deans Black box and stop when ti reaches 7.6 for storage and for a full discharge stop when it gets close to 6.2 volts as our packs fall off pretty fast when they get into that voltage range.
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anyone know how to make auto cut-off circuit for my lipo dischargers?
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Lipo is being developed just as fast as NIMH was but there is a big difference... I have 3200 orion lipos that I have replaced with the 3600 but they perform just as well when I first bought it used... I've been using the 3600s for approx 6 months now without performance drop.... So if you have a little self control you can actually plan a budget for batteries anyway..
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hey danny: Thanks for all the great info. Just want to know when the new smc site will be up and running? Thanks
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The new site is almost ready to launch. As soon as it does I will post it.
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hey all: Cool!!! thanks danny
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