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Old 09-26-2010, 05:08 PM
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Saw THIS little gem at Amain. I like the voltage and size for 1/12th scale, but how far will 200mAh go?

The local club runs 8-min quals/mains, 13.5 bl, 1s lipo, and no boost.

I suppose it's cheap enough to experiment with....but I was hoping someone out there has already tried it, and could give me a thumbs up, or down.

TIA

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maybe 2 runs
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I ran the same pack last night for the first time.

It worked great...I pulled approx. 40mAh per 6 minute qualy so I figure I could go a race night (4 qualies + 8 min Main) with one charge in the middle.

Hope that helps!

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Old 09-26-2010, 05:49 PM
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I charged it fully when I received it, then charged it after every use. Mine lasted 6 runs before swelling. Charged at 200mA in a 2s LiFe (6.6v) charger setting, It took 65 mA before each heat. This was with a Spektrum SR3500 Rx, Futaba 9650 servo, AMB transponder. Battery was plugged into the Battery port on the Rx through an on/off switch (SPDT that disconnected the positive lead). Disconnected from Rx between race days.

Replaced it with a Trinity/EPIC LiFe Rx pack. This lasted one main and two qualifiers before swelling. Again, charged fully before installation, and before each run. Maximum it took was 70mA before fully charged. This was in a WGT car.

A 2s LiPo in my 1/12 scale has no issues after 1 month of use. Same Rx, transponder, and servo.

I'm going back to a voltage booster.
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SMC has one that is 220mah 6.6 life. It has a on/off switch and a charge lead for the same price.

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Been using the Trinity/Epic 220mah LiFe in both my WGT and 1/12 all of last season without any problems or issues. That's racing every weekend throughout the winter.

Recharging usually put back about 100 to 110 mah per 8 minute heat for the 1/12 and about 90 mah per 6 minutes for the WGT.

Before that I was using a booster and it never quite worked as promised, the Rx packs gave much more performance to the Futaba 9650 servo and the Tekin RS worked perfectly compared to the Novak booster.

I'll never use a booster again, as the old adge says, you can't get something for nothing and you can't make something from nothing.
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Thx for the info...good stuff!

I'll dig up info on that 220mAh SMC.

Currently on the booster, hoping to get out of it.

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Originally Posted by UberFalcon View Post
Saw THIS little gem at Amain. I like the voltage and size for 1/12th scale, but how far will 200mAh go?

The local club runs 8-min quals/mains, 13.5 bl, 1s lipo, and no boost.

I suppose it's cheap enough to experiment with....but I was hoping someone out there has already tried it, and could give me a thumbs up, or down.

TIA

Jason
hey jason I run the losi 180mAh without any issues, I recharge between rounds takes about 10 -15 mintues but its pricey, if going thru A main look at the Thunder Power for... oh I forget, it was less the 20 maybe 18 or 13 bucks. theres more options on Amains site
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Originally Posted by UberFalcon View Post
Saw THIS little gem at Amain. I like the voltage and size for 1/12th scale, but how far will 200mAh go?

The local club runs 8-min quals/mains, 13.5 bl, 1s lipo, and no boost.

I suppose it's cheap enough to experiment with....but I was hoping someone out there has already tried it, and could give me a thumbs up, or down.

TIA

Jason
It seems it depends on what ESC and servo you run. Some use as little as little as 40mah in 8min and others will use 3 times that.
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Originally Posted by CarbonJoe View Post
I charged it fully when I received it, then charged it after every use. Mine lasted 6 runs before swelling. Charged at 200mA in a 2s LiFe (6.6v) charger setting, It took 65 mA before each heat. This was with a Spektrum SR3500 Rx, Futaba 9650 servo, AMB transponder. Battery was plugged into the Battery port on the Rx through an on/off switch (SPDT that disconnected the positive lead). Disconnected from Rx between race days.

Replaced it with a Trinity/EPIC LiFe Rx pack. This lasted one main and two qualifiers before swelling. Again, charged fully before installation, and before each run. Maximum it took was 70mA before fully charged. This was in a WGT car.

A 2s LiPo in my 1/12 scale has no issues after 1 month of use. Same Rx, transponder, and servo.

I'm going back to a voltage booster.
What charger?

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Are Protek cells the same as Trinity/EPIC which is also OEM from Intellect/IP Batteries?
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yep.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:26 AM
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i run the epic li-fe rx pac in all of my pan cars. i usually charge it every run, just to be safe, it only takes about 35-45 mAh. and takes about 8 min to charge at .7 amp. is it that big of a deal to try and run all night?
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Originally Posted by grippgoat View Post
What charger?

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