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Old 01-03-2009, 12:38 AM   #1
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Default Another battery made in China. Is it good?

Just found this battery on ebay. The spec looks very competitive. Has anyone used it before? Just wondering maybe some big companies (retailers) buy these batteries and match in house and use different labels to sell them....
here is the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=390021241564

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Old 01-03-2009, 12:51 AM   #2
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which battery?
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Anyone used it before? just think it might be good choice for practice or even club race...
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I have several packs made from the Tenergy cells. Both the 3800 and the 4500 packs are reliable and hold up well. The voltage is a lot lower than either my Ener-G 4600 or IB4200 packs.

If your running mod or on a low grip track they would be fine. I found that running a Komodo19t with the 4500 pack gave exactly the same lap times as the Ener-G 4600 pack with a CO27T stock motor.

On my Trinity tray the 4 cell 4500 packs show an average IR of 26m ohms and the Ener-G packs around 10m ohms.
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I've been wondering about these batteries myself. I've been thinking about buying some and trying them out. I picked up a used Turbomatcher 4 so I can match my own packs. They won't be as good as say a Trinity or Orion matched pack that has also been zapped, but at least I sould be able to build packs with consistant cells. At the very least, they should make very good practice packs.

Reading that ad though I was wondering about the capacity though. It says that the minimum capacity is 4200mah. Aren't cells usually rated at minimum capacity and not maximum? (I may be wrong about this) If so that would REALLY make these 4200 cells and not 4500. And isn't 10C continous a tad bit low for a modern NiMh cell?
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thats a high price to pay for trash, I've seen Eddie's car with these cells in it...and man, that is some serious junk right there.

Any Hong Kong hobby shop can get you real Intellect (IB) or EP cells for about $6 each cell. I priced it out, a 6 cell pack with shipping is $40 shipped per pack, unmatched.

Thats a deal to me.
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Or try out Henergy 4300/4500/4600 mah batts.
Very well priced and excellent quality.
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Here's the Tenergy thread http://www.rctech.net/forum/team-com...batteries.html
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Or try out Henergy 4300/4500/4600 mah batts.
Very well priced and excellent quality.
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The battery I saw is Tenergy too. Well it looks their batteries are good for practice, if competitive packs needed, better go for IB or EP I suppose, and they are only around $5 per cell now
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