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Old 09-27-2005, 06:37 PM   #1
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Lightbulb how do i know which brand of battery to get?

hi, i am looking on ebay for some 7.2v stick packs.

what should i look for, when purchasing batteries?

in the ads, some say max discharge 50amps, others say 30amps... is that a relevant number?

p.s this is for a 540 class....

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Old 09-27-2005, 07:11 PM   #2
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I would stick with the gp3700 7.2 at a 30 amp discharge.

It really depends on what your racing ,how much run time is needed.But no matter what the senoro you cant go wrong with the stick pack metioned above.
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I'm guessing your running a mabachi 540 class. Are there any specs on what batteries are legal for your class? Most 540 classes I know of require everyone to run the same packs. If not I would check out promatch.com for some 3300 stick packs. 3300's have great voltage and run times at a lesser cost then 3700 and 3800's. I haven't seen any packs matched at 50 amps, the norm is 30 or 35 amps. I would think you could run unmatched 3300 from promatch and be very competitive and save some cash aswell. Batteries are important, but if you can't make it around the track with out scrubbing boards or getting out of the line then you won't really see the difference. my.02
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I'm guessing your running a mabachi 540 class. Are there any specs on what batteries are legal for your class? Most 540 classes I know of require everyone to run the same packs. If not I would check out promatch.com for some 3300 stick packs. 3300's have great voltage and run times at a lesser cost then 3700 and 3800's. I haven't seen any packs matched at 50 amps, the norm is 30 or 35 amps. I would think you could run unmatched 3300 from promatch and be very competitive and save some cash aswell. Batteries are important, but if you can't make it around the track with out scrubbing boards or getting out of the line then you won't really see the difference. my.02

hi, yes mabuchi 540, and any stick packs are legal for our club races. so would it be worthwhile to get matched stick packs? coz we cant equalize the stick packs, wont they become unequalised anyway?


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hi, yes mabuchi 540, and any stick packs are legal for our club races. so would it be worthwhile to get matched stick packs? coz we cant equalize the stick packs, wont they become unequalised anyway?


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Look in the Australian Forums for Feral Matched batteries or go to www.hyperform-racing.com

Stick packs are a waste. Eventually you will end up converting them to side by side packs. For 540 racing, i would prefer GP3300's because of the lower capacity.

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