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Old 08-05-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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Marketing scheme or actually beneficial? Danny at Smc did a test and found that there was actually more resistance in the 5mm plugs than the 4mm plugs. Thoughts?
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Marketing scheme. At least for 1/10th onroad using 2S packs.
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Marketing scheme or actually beneficial? Danny at Smc did a test and found that there was actually more resistance in the 5mm plugs than the 4mm plugs. Thoughts?
Ive been testing this very thing so far too. This far I have not found it to be any better than 4mm. I already had the plans to release the same thing but looking at the extra cost I dont think it will be worth it due to no performance advantage gained.

The main thing is make sure you use a good high quality bullet connector!! Make sure it has a good fit as well. If its loose you might as well be throwing a hot dog down a hall way!

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Ive been testing this very thing so far too. This far I have not found it to be any better than 4mm. I already had the plans to release the same thing but looking at the extra cost I dont think it will be worth it due to no performance advantage gained.

The main thing is make sure you use a good high quality bullet connector!! Make sure it has a good fit as well. If its loose you might as well be throwing a hot dog down a hall way!

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And never the bird cage style. Always use the solid ones.

I agree just a gimmick.
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And never the bird cage style. Always use the solid ones.

I agree just a gimmick.
Really? I have the birdcage style. I never knew that. I guess it is time to change 'em.
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How about those dual 4mm plug packs?
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All I know is I've treated my orca 6000 packs like dog crap and they haven't puffed or had ANY issues. Charge at 12 amps run them to cut off and back on the charger and back into the car. They go on the charger at 110-115 degrees. I've been running two packs like this for the past month or so and they are good as new. This is in a mod sedan with a 4.5 and more recently a 5.5. All orca.
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All I know is I've treated my orca 6000 packs like dog crap and they haven't puffed or had ANY issues. Charge at 12 amps run them to cut off and back on the charger and back into the car. They go on the charger at 110-115 degrees. I've been running two packs like this for the past month or so and they are good as new. This is in a mod sedan with a 4.5 and more recently a 5.5. All orca.
That has zero to do with the 5mm bullets. The ORCA packs come from a different manufacture than everyone elses top of the line packs do. The cases are thicker and there is a lot more room between the cells and the case for cell expansion to keep them from getting "puffed". It has nothing to do with the 5mm bullets. They are indeed great batteries though! Not disputing that.

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1200 src with race prep plugs old skool 1980
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I know before the nats myself and some others tryed everyone's packs
Smc
Eam
Sting
Revtech
Ohp

They all had 4mm

We tested them on the same gfx a very reputable one lol

And we all agreed their was lower Ir on the ip packs with 5mm
Nothing scientific but

I think tq and winner in stk tc were using 5mm

I would love to see the testing done but I'm sold on 5mm from what I have seen
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I know before the nats myself and some others tryed everyone's packs
Smc
Eam
Sting
Revtech
Ohp

They all had 4mm

We tested them on the same gfx a very reputable one lol

And we all agreed their was lower Ir on the ip packs with 5mm
Nothing scientific but

I think tq and winner in stk tc were using 5mm

I would love to see the testing done but I'm sold on 5mm from what I have seen
Hey Dennis,

The only problem with that testing is the packs you tested come from a different factory. If that factory put 4mm bullets on the exact same packs for you and 5mm bullets on the same packs the numbers will be the same. I have some from my factory on the way with 5mm and 4mm on the same cells to test. I know Danny has done this as well and hasnt seen a difference.

The packs that were out with 5mm bullets are from a very good and very reliable company and that is why they are running so well. Im not sold its the 5mm bullets making them better. Will know more when the test stuff shows up here soon.

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P.S. The winnder of Stock TC was using 4mm bullets. That was Craig Xaiver and he runs for me.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:24 PM   #13
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Only benefit I can see with the 5mm plugs is the thru hole ability to stack 2 2s packs to use in off road 1/8scale. Very clean install !
Also Maby the 5mm plugs will not get loose as quickly with 6 prongs vs the 4 in the 4mm style
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If you guys are worried about a few milli ohms, you guys just need to use better plugs Try our QTEQ Banana plugs, they have 6 double contact points (for 12 total contacts) and are 24K Gold plated brass. They are priced a bit high, but they are the best banana plugs in the market today. Nothing else that we have tested is as efficient. They hold so hard that they actually came out with a plug pulling tool so that you don't yank on your wires.
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