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Old 08-21-2008, 04:33 PM   #1
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So, I`ve decided once to buy good ni-mh cells for racing. So I need some opinions about which cells to buy because I have no idea either to go with IB, GP or some other. Right now I`m running GP 3300 with brushless those things are slowest ones on the track. Only thing which keeps me not in last place are my driving skills, but open track is going to be quite harsh for me.
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:04 PM   #2
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welcome to the world of NiMH where someone will have a better pack than you in a month or two. /sarcasm. You can check up any of the guys like SMC, Brood, or Expressmotorsports, etc. They all have great cells.
The new IB 4600s seems to be very good compared to the craptastic 4200s sometime back.
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Ok, ib 4600 it is because i considered theese cells as one of something, but which i-net shop is delivering them to Europe, because i have no idea where to search. And I`m going to use them not more than 6 racing days 2 times a day in winter season. Suggest some shop then please.
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:54 PM   #4
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ENER G 4600 cells you will not be let down by them at all, I have found that mine are preforming better as they have gotten a few months on them, I try to race every other weekend and the cells I am using now I got back in April.
I also use the same cells in my off road stuff.
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Considered those cells as well hmm. I`m going to take some of those as well then. I kind of disliked IB because of the IB 4200 experience only pack i had blasted a hole in my dr.

BTW it says 5.59PM here it is 4.59 AM
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Considered those cells as well hmm. I`m going to take some of those as well then. I kind of disliked IB because of the IB 4200 experience only pack i had blasted a hole in my dr.

BTW it says 5.59PM here it is 4.59 AM
just go on user control panel and change the time. i have some 3300gp's and they are very slow compared to my energ 4600's. they are much more powerful and have much better runtime with brushless. had them for some time and i havent seen like any performance drops at all.
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Ok, then if currently I am 6th out of 9 particioants then with new cells i should probably do better, because gp`s have been matched at 1.16v per cell but others are running cells at 1.23 something V. And runtime is an issue on gp3300 at 2nd minute i must hold acceleration trigger on max and still capable of cornering. So i should get ener-g too then. Have never tried any other cells, but i assume it`s all for better. Are there any special tips how to brake in new batteries or should i just start using them?
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hi you can also get the EP 4200 or EP 4600 and the orion SHO 4200 .
It depends on if you are going to do club racing for fun or are you are going to do serious racing .
My opinion is that if you are going to do club racing then get the EP 4200 , cheap and great qulity mine peaked at 4654 mah and i had 31 minutes of run time with a vecto 5.5 turn brushless motor . they are capable of delivering a huge amount of power for 30 minutes with my motor .

But you are loking for some better cells for serious racing get the orion sho 4200 , mine peaked at 4580 and i had 15 minutes of runtime with same motor but i had an incredible , unbelievable amount of power for the full runtime . they are incredible .

I wouldnt recomend the IB cells at all i had 3 packs of them and they failed .

thats just my opinion.
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Hi Volt -------------- Life
IB4600 --4600SHO--EP4600


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hi you can also get the EP 4200 or EP 4600 and the orion SHO 4200 .
It depends on if you are going to do club racing for fun or are you are going to do serious racing .
My opinion is that if you are going to do club racing then get the EP 4200 , cheap and great qulity mine peaked at 4654 mah and i had 31 minutes of run time with a vecto 5.5 turn brushless motor . they are capable of delivering a huge amount of power for 30 minutes with my motor .

But you are loking for some better cells for serious racing get the orion sho 4200 , mine peaked at 4580 and i had 15 minutes of runtime with same motor but i had an incredible , unbelievable amount of power for the full runtime . they are incredible .

I wouldnt recomend the IB cells at all i had 3 packs of them and they failed .

thats just my opinion.
Come on, 31mins with a 5.5 brushless? I don't believe there is a NiMh you can get 31mins of runtime not even with a stock motor.
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Team orion 5300's those are some big batts. but yeah i would go with the smc ener g cells they are really good.
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