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Old 01-04-2006, 09:13 AM   #1186
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I've never had a car in which I had to tape in the batteries. What kind of tape do you use? Is this really necessary, it sounds sort of archaic.
I used to think the same thing. But it doesn't take long to get used to it and you should be able to develop a system for ease of putting a fresh piece on. This may be basic for some, but here's my process for the unlearned (which I used to be not long ago ):

* Cut a new strip that is slightly longer than needed to go around the top of the battery twice and under the chassis once. Hold it *stuck* to your right index finger
* With your left hand, pickup the car and use your belly (in my case oh the joys of being fed well by the wife ) or waistline/belt/top of pants to support the front bumper and support the rear bumper, with tires hanging off, with the counter/table edge. Make sure you don't move away and drop the $400+ work-of-art!
* Thread one end up from the bottom and through the rearward slot. Pull it through and stick the end onto the rear shock tower.
* While keeping the tape straight, stick it to the bottom of ONLYthe first three slot fillers in order to keep enough play for you to thread the rest through the front slot without sticking it together and starting over.
* Thread the other end up from the bottom and through the forward slot. Pull it through and stick the end onto the front shock tower.
* After installing the pack, cut the ends appropriately so that both ends overlap each other almost the entire length of the top of the pack.

Voila!
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:21 AM   #1187
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I hate the tape only because it ruins the labels of my matched cells and yes inconvenient also
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:27 AM   #1188
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I hate the tape only because it ruins the labels of my matched cells and yes inconvenient also
I hate that as well.
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:29 AM   #1189
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Bahhhhhh....

as for the labels....they're for bench racing....if you REALLY want to dazzle people at the bench races then plack out your numbers and tell people they're 'special packs'
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:30 AM   #1190
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Shrink your cells and you wont have that problem and it will protect them better. I shorted out a cell when I didnt use wrap becasue I got tboned and it slid my battery a little and cut the single wrap on the cell and caused a nuclear reaction in my car.
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:30 AM   #1191
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good point Chris lol
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:31 AM   #1192
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i cover the labels with clear book covering film. Just cut into strips and wrapped over the label. Stops the, getting wet of you run in the rain over here too.
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:32 AM   #1193
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Extra shrink wrap make them larger and then they struggle to fit neatly in the slots, it also insulates them more so they will run hotter which inceases their internal resistance. I just cover the label
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:37 AM   #1194
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Believe me shrinking the cells does not hurt them. The 3800's fit just fine in my chassis with shrink. I run a BMI FK05.


If you treat your cells right heat should not be a problem. A little heat in 38's is just fine.
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:48 AM   #1195
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i cover the labels with clear book covering film. Just cut into strips and wrapped over the label. Stops the, getting wet of you run in the rain over here too.
Interesting. I might try that next time. All my recently received packs are already numbers free.
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:50 AM   #1196
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Shrink your cells and you wont have that problem and it will protect them better. I shorted out a cell when I didnt use wrap becasue I got tboned and it slid my battery a little and cut the single wrap on the cell and caused a nuclear reaction in my car.
I've been there as well. I now use the Q-tip to apply a thin layer of CA to the slots to combat problems with "fallout".
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i cover the labels with clear book covering film. ...
Is this a self adhesive transparent something? Does anybody know where can I get this in the US?

BTW bench racing I never do this I just like when my stuff is nice and neat
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You can buy it online at Speedtechrc.com.

Here is the link:

http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=400&id=5195
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You can buy it online at Speedtechrc.com.

Here is the link:

http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=400&id=5195
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Shrink your cells and you wont have that problem and it will protect them better. I shorted out a cell when I didnt use wrap becasue I got tboned and it slid my battery a little and cut the single wrap on the cell and caused a nuclear reaction in my car.
Larry - I remember that day. Wasn't that also the day where you blew up your ESC and GFX?!?
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