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Old 03-24-2011, 11:04 AM   #1
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if i run a 25c battery would i get more out of a 40c battery? or are thay so close i would not see any dif? (at the same size mah)
its a 17.5 t motor
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Depends on who you talk to. You're going to get a million opinions. Also depends what class racing you're doing. I run Can motor mini, vta and usgt and don't find any need to have more than 25c. That being said....now that the cost has gone so low on good lipo batts, I'll probably start buying 4-5000mah with 30-40c ratings. Check www.hobbypartz.com for "roar approved" batteries. They have some awesome deals on the Gens Ace 2s batteries.
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if i run a 25c battery would i get more out of a 40c battery? or are thay so close i would not see any dif? (at the same size mah)
its a 17.5 t motor
I'm probably goin to start a pissing match. But on a 17.5 spec a 25 c batt will perform equally as a 40c or so. Only cause the amp draw of a 17.5 is able to warm up a 25c pack enough to hold a higher voltage better. A 40c pack will drop off slightly more only cause the pack never gets any heat in it.
a lipo will perform much better and hold a higher voltage with a warm /hot pack. But its risky when pack starts gettin to hot. But will not have a issue 25c on 17.5
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I'm probably goin to start a pissing match. But on a 17.5 spec a 25 c batt will perform equally as a 40c or so. Only cause the amp draw of a 17.5 is able to warm up a 25c pack enough to hold a higher voltage better. A 40c pack will drop off slightly more only cause the pack never gets any heat in it.
a lipo will perform much better and hold a higher voltage with a warm /hot pack. But its risky when pack starts gettin to hot. But will not have a issue 25c on 17.5
OMG ! common sense DOES exist ! Just a note that it's not really the motor that draws, it's the ESC. The motor only get's what the esc can supply.
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OMG ! common sense DOES exist ! Just a note that it's not really the motor that draws, it's the ESC. The motor only get's what the esc can supply.
ok here goes some common sense out the window
a motor is not limited by the esc as much as most think,a motor will take what ever it can get until either the motor/esc/batteries let out the magic smoke.
if you take a motor designed for 300 watts at 7.4 volts its around 40 amps
if you jam 2-3 times the voltage at it you can and will pull 2-3 times that amp draw.
i have data logged 300 watt motors over 2000 watts when fed enough volts
just not for very long.
the esc is not much more than a gate between the battery and motor.
as for batteries a 40c usually wont make much difference at such low amp draw
if there is any difference its because a 40c will have slightly less resistance unless both packs are pre heated
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I'm probably goin to start a pissing match. But on a 17.5 spec a 25 c batt will perform equally as a 40c or so. Only cause the amp draw of a 17.5 is able to warm up a 25c pack enough to hold a higher voltage better. A 40c pack will drop off slightly more only cause the pack never gets any heat in it.
a lipo will perform much better and hold a higher voltage with a warm /hot pack. But its risky when pack starts gettin to hot. But will not have a issue 25c on 17.5
40C will be much punch.
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ok here goes some common sense out the window
a motor is not limited by the esc as much as most think,a motor will take what ever it can get until either the motor/esc/batteries let out the magic smoke.
if you take a motor designed for 300 watts at 7.4 volts its around 40 amps
if you jam 2-3 times the voltage at it you can and will pull 2-3 times that amp draw.
i have data logged 300 watt motors over 2000 watts when fed enough volts
just not for very long.
the esc is not much more than a gate between the battery and motor.
as for batteries a 40c usually wont make much difference at such low amp draw
if there is any difference its because a 40c will have slightly less resistance unless both packs are pre heated
How and what do you use to preheat battery packs?
Sorry bloke first time I ever heard that
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This..
http://www.muchmoreracing.net/us/detail/mm-wt2.htm

Some people use baby bottle warmers. (cheaper)

Just because you've not heard of it doesn't mean it's not so.
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