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Old 12-14-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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Is it possable to take a 2s 7.4v saddle pack and run the packs individually as a 1s 3.7v. So only to have one pack on the car at a time?

Im looking to put this on a carpet car, something for in the basement, dont need much power.

Also, if so, where can I find an ESC with a low voltage shut-off for it? Most I see are only for 2s-3s or 2s-4s.

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Old 12-14-2011, 09:51 PM   #2
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Is it possable to take a 2s 7.4v saddle pack and run the packs individually as a 1s 3.7v. So only to have one pack on the car at a time?

Im looking to put this on a carpet car, something for in the basement, dont need much power.

Also, if so, where can I find an ESC with a low voltage shut-off for it? Most I see are only for 2s-3s or 2s-4s.

Thank you
of course you can run it as 1s 3.7V, the more expensive ESCs can set very low voltage cut off, the ones with boost and turbo. at 1s your speed will be very slow though. however you will have to think it out properly cause you cannot cut off lower than 3V or your batt will spoil. at full charge your 1s will be 4.2V.
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The cars are the bloink/rj speed legends. They currently run a 4 cell nimh battery. I want to go lipo with them, but space is limited and I dont want them to be outta control for myself and my 11 year old.

Who makes the ESC with a voltage shutoff that can be programed to 3v?
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Since you are likely looking for an economical solution, I'd suggest the Novak Havoc 1s ESC. It is setup for 1 cell use only and nothing else will be needed. As for the saddle packs, yes you can use them as 2 separate 1s batteries but look through the classifieds and you can find the true 1s 12th scale packs for very little as well.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:36 AM   #5
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I was looking at the havok but i read somewhere that its discontinued?

Im probly going with the Gens ace 6000 sadle packs, there on sale for $30 (for a pack of 2) at hobbypartz.
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