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Old 12-02-2009, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default Smc 5200 24C or Trinity 5000 30C?? Big difference??

I had ordered the smc 5200 24c, but am starting to secnd guess myself. I've never bought a new lipo, just some used orions. Is there any advantage that one battery has over the other? The trinity 5000 30c is $10 cheaper, but that's not really an issue. I just want a quality cell and I'm still learning so I was hoping for some input on both. From what I've learned so far in my short time doing electric, is that the C rating is practically irrelevant espcially just running 17.5 with it. The height is not going to come into play either as either one of the batteries is going to have to be offset. I realize that alot of rc comes Dow. To personal opinion but at some point one has to be better the. The other in some point, be it cell quality, customer support, whatever. Thanks for any help!
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Come on guys! Someones got to have an opinion on these batteries!
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:33 PM   #3
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A 40c Thunder Power with a 13.5 off road buggy feels like an Orion 30c with a 10.5! In modified people that used to run 7.5 Motors with 30c have went to 9.5 and 10.5 with 40c because the batteries hit so much harder.
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myself im a fan of the epic/trinity packs. ive been useing them all year and they have been great. i have not run with any smc packs but i do sell them at the store i work for. most like them and have no cpmplaints. i have had a couple come back that swelled up, but smc was more then willing to take care of them..

interms of batteries if you buy one from a company that has been around such as AE/Reedy, Epic/Trinity, SMC, Thunderpower, Team Checkpoint. those would all be good choices
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Have run Tekin, RFI, TP and SMC packs. I'm a fan of the 5200 24C packs if you can fit them in your car. We've been running them for months now and no complaints. One had a bad cell and was replaced immediately
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Thanks for all the answers! I knew I couldn't go wrong with either pack, but it seems as if smc customer support can't be beat! To me that means more then any C rating ever would! That's why as long as hot bodies makes a quality 1/8 scale offroad buggy I'll run nothing but, they're customer support is second to none! So, I'm just going to wait the extra days and get the smc still. Didn't their used to be a smc thread on here? I've found it in a search through google but can't seem to find it on here though??
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i am a fan of the 5200 24c i have one in my tc and performs flawless just read the instruction on storage and care
there was a commercial thread in hear but it cost to have it
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