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Old 06-18-2009, 08:41 PM   #421
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Does anyone know how thick/tall the 4200 40C packs are? I'm looking for a thin pack for my 415MRE that requires as little dremeling to the bulkheads as possible. Thanks...


Dimensions (WxLxH):1.85 x 5.4 x .93 in (46.5 x 138 x 23.5mm)

if you use this plate you wont have to dremel the bulk heads if the 416 plate fits the 415

http://www.manutech.info/home.html
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:14 AM   #422
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Does anyone know how thick/tall the 4200 40C packs are? I'm looking for a thin pack for my 415MRE that requires as little dremeling to the bulkheads as possible. Thanks...

Hey,

Just got a LiPo tray from Bitty Designs that will fit the 415 MRE perfectly. It moves the Battery away from the bulkhead and the car is balanced perfect. Check it out: http://www.bittydesign.net/home.htm

Very nicely made.
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:47 AM   #423
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On another thread, it was implied that a lot of battery manufacturers don't use a "real" Deans plug. What is the case with this battery?

Either way, I love mine...I was just curious.
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The easiest way I've been able to tell a fake deans connector and a genuine deans connector is the fake ones don't fit quite right with the good deans. The pack I got from Thunderpower had a deans connector that fit perfectly, so I'll assume they are the real deal.

The intellect packs I've had in the past DO NOT have real deans connectors on them. They don't seem to fit well at all, and are extremely hard to pull apart after inserting a genuine deans connector and the knock off.

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On another thread, it was implied that a lot of battery manufacturers don't use a "real" Deans plug. What is the case with this battery?

Either way, I love mine...I was just curious.
We use real Deans plugs.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:09 PM   #426
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We use real Deans plugs.
Awesome. Thank you very much for the confirmation!
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:59 PM   #427
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I want to give props to Thunder Power for excellent customer service.

I purchased a 5000mah/40c in April for the outdoor touring season, and it was my main pack all summer. Along in August it puffed at a race. I always used a balancer for charging and a lipo cutoff on my ESC. Nevertheless, since it was well past 90 days, and I couldn't find the receipt, I was prepared to write it off. But a fellow racer insisted I send it in to Thunder Power, so I emailed for my RMA and that's what I did. Well, I just received my replacement pack free of charge. That's topnotch, right there.

So, Thunder Power: thanks for supporting your product and giving a racer a break. You've got yourself a long-term customer.

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Thunder Power has great customer service. I had a similar problem with 2 of my 4s 3200 40c packs. I over discharged them and could not get my charger to recognize the batteries. I sent them back to Thunder Power out of warranty, and they fixed the batteries and returned them. They were as good as new. Thunder Power has the best packs hands down.
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I had 2 of my Thunder power 5100 28c packs come apart n storage I didn't run them much this summer but i did keep em charged..any1 have this issue?
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:13 PM   #431
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anyone using the 50c lipo's yet? how do they compare to the 40c's?
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anyone using the 50c lipo's yet? how do they compare to the 40c's?
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I overheard a TP rep talking at the Ihobby expo, here was thier explaination:

The new 50C packs are really only an advantage with you're racing mod with the hottest motors and you need everything you can get. Its for the Cyrul's and Lemieux's (sp?).

The current 40C packs are perfect for stock/superstock and probably have a slight advantage over the new 50C packs. Why? The 40C packs have a slightly higher IR and they warm up through the course of a race. The warmer the battery, the more voltage it puts out. This is sort of like the warming of the pack before the race. Sure you can warm the pack before the race and run massive C's but through the course of the race, the pack is cooling off which means lower voltage. A lower C pack will warm up easier providing higher voltage throughout the run.

He said, if you make a run, come off the track with an ice cold battery, you either are geared wrong or you're not pushing the battery and having the battery give you that little extra. The battery shouldnt be really warm but it just needs to have a little heat in it.

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New case design maybe, might have to be plain black without the faux carbon fiber. New sticker design maybe.

A 610-like charger with internal power supply

Hyperion duo-like charger, might be another year
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anyone charging these with a GFX

if so what external balancer are you using and how do you set it up
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I use a GFX and i use a Astro blinky balancer
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