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Old 02-22-2009, 04:56 PM   #301
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Last I saw Superior had a sale on them.
Thanks! Great price; unfortunately out of stock
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:33 PM   #302
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I just made one from a plug that came with my charger. It balanced it just perfect.

Here is a picture of what I did. I use the Core R/C charger/balancer.
Common Sense RC makes one as well for $2.99

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FWIW, I ran one of my TP 40C 5000mAh packs down to about 6.65V in my Slash the other day -- pretty low, but certainly not fully discharged.

I just put in on the charger and it took 5080mAh in 71 minutes at 1C. Not bad! I bet if it were all the way discharged it would have taken at least 5200...
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I really like my 40C packs, but I'm having a hard time with the case on them. It's quite a bit more flimsy than other brands, and wants to separate very easily. This is happening to both packs, and leaves me a little bit concerned about possibly damaging the cells. Am I doing something wrong? I just tape the packs in my sedan like I've done with all the others.
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I really like my 40C packs, but I'm having a hard time with the case on them. It's quite a bit more flimsy than other brands, and wants to separate very easily. This is happening to both packs, and leaves me a little bit concerned about possibly damaging the cells. Am I doing something wrong? I just tape the packs in my sedan like I've done with all the others.
I've noticed this a little bit, but not enough to really concern me. The second one I bought has "ROAR Approved" tape wrapped around it along the case seam so that'll keep it closed.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:21 AM   #306
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I've noticed this a little bit, but not enough to really concern me. The second one I bought has "ROAR Approved" tape wrapped around it along the case seam so that'll keep it closed.
I saw that, then peeled it all off as it looked crap

The pack sides do bow out slightly but when pushed seem to 'click' back into place easily enough.

P.S. The performance of these packs is superb!

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Old 03-06-2009, 11:51 AM   #307
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I saw that, then peeled it all off as it looked crap

The pack sides do bow out slightly but when pushed seem to 'click' back into place easily enough.

P.S. The performance of these packs is superb!

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The ROAR Approved wrap is required for ROAR approval. We ask that you don't remove the tape from the case. If you show up to most events that label wrap will be required.
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TP batteries have been showing excellent results on our local level in sedan and off-road spec classes.

Since there is currently one manufacturer with a single cell lipo approved by ROAR for racing, I was wondering what the timing was for Thunder Power to join the fray, or what Thunder Power has in mind as an alternative power source for 12th, WGT and the oval classes that are still running 4 cell Nimh packs.

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The ROAR Approved wrap is required for ROAR approval. We ask that you don't remove the tape from the case. If you show up to most events that label wrap will be required.
Can I get some of the tape for my 1st-run pack that didn't come with it?
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Don't quote me on this, but at Roar races, I think they will inspect the pack to make sure that it has not been tampered with, then seal the edges with Roar tape.
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Does the tape keep the case halves from flying apart with surprising ease? 'Cause my packs are a month old, and they'd never pass any inspection.
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The ROAR Approved wrap is required for ROAR approval. We ask that you don't remove the tape from the case. If you show up to most events that label wrap will be required.
I'm in the UK so ROAR means nothing over here

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Does the tape keep the case halves from flying apart with surprising ease? 'Cause my packs are a month old, and they'd never pass any inspection.
No, they don't fly apart at all, there was just a couple of points along the seem on one side where they seperated by about 0.5mm and as I mentioned they click back together.
Certainly nothing to worry about unless you have to race at ROAR event apparently.

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Can I get some of the tape for my 1st-run pack that didn't come with it?
I heard something about them grandfathering the older packs in
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Beginning to question the quality of the Thunder Power RC 40C 5000 packs. Almost 50% failure rate of the packs at local shop and now multiple posts about the packaging.

Hope it improves quickly.
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Beginning to question the quality of the Thunder Power RC 40C 5000 packs. Almost 50% failure rate of the packs at local shop and now multiple posts about the packaging.

Hope it improves quickly.
I find a 50% failure rate hard to believe. What shop? What are the failures?
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