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Old 03-13-2006, 01:11 AM   #406
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Anyone fit a Lipo pack in a RDX yet??
yes see this thread
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Old 03-13-2006, 08:03 AM   #407
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Will there be any problems to the brushed motor if it is being run at a racing pace for 15minutes continuously? For example, would there be problem of over heating, burning up the brush, etc etc?
If you are geared correctly, there will be no problems with overheating or burned brushes. But you are using it for 15 minutes, so you will get about three heats worth of wear.
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:55 PM   #408
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With a V2 you will have no problem running 15-20 minutes !
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:59 PM   #409
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Default I ordered two Lipos so I hope they are good. Question...

I want to get the most out of them, how do you balance the cells? Do I need a charger that will balance them? If so, highend charger do you recommend?
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:02 PM   #410
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Pretty sure there's another connector on it to allow independant charging/balancing of the cells, so no high end balancing charger should be needed.
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:55 PM   #411
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From what I understood you can use any charger charging one cell and charge first cell one using the positive wire of your charger and plug the negative in the 2mm tube on the back and then you charge the second cell by pluging the negative wire of the charger to the negative pole of the battery and the positive on the little 2mm tube on the back.

It will fully charge individually both cells and re-balance them.
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Old 03-16-2006, 02:51 PM   #412
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That would be very simple, and possible, that would mean that de small hole on the rear just connects to the 'bar' that connects + from one to - from the other cell...

I'm wondering why doesn't orion mention this feature??
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Old 03-19-2006, 09:50 AM   #413
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Who has tried to balance it ?
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Old 03-19-2006, 11:06 PM   #414
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Default Anyone that's wondering the Orion Lipo will not fit in a Xray T2.

That sucks, since I just bought two of them. I hope Xray and other companies will start making a chassis that will work with them. I had to mod my XXX-S so I guess I can use them for street bashing.
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From what I understood you can use any charger charging one cell and charge first cell one using the positive wire of your charger and plug the negative in the 2mm tube on the back and then you charge the second cell by pluging the negative wire of the charger to the negative pole of the battery and the positive on the little 2mm tube on the back.

It will fully charge individually both cells and re-balance them.
In case you are curions this IS the process for balancing LiPo. You fully charge each cell individually...this balances the pack.
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Old 03-20-2006, 10:09 AM   #416
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Hello Adrian, have you tested your Platinum packs ? If I remember well you where waiting for your Advantage Carbon charger ?
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I just got one so I will let you know....
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In case you are curions this IS the process for balancing LiPo. You fully charge each cell individually...this balances the pack.
Interesting...

Seems like a really simple process.

Any idea as to how often this would be neccesary. I know that Orion doesn't feel its all that neccesary.
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Interesting...

Seems like a really simple process.

Any idea as to how often this would be neccesary. I know that Orion doesn't feel its all that neccesary.
Just check the voltage of each cell. If they are diffrent ....balance them. If not there is no need. If you run them a lot you would need to balance a few times a year.
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Adrian, since I hear you are the EXPERT when can we have your feed back on the Platinum and the Advantage Carbon ? Thanks
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