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Old 04-03-2007, 09:10 PM   #991
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i dont know if its been said here or not but is there a lipo battery for 1/12
one that will go in the GEN X if so that would be so sweet.



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very nice.
I would also second that. I also would purchase a saddle pack for my 1/10 scale pan car!!
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:24 PM   #992
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Another request for a split pack for pan cars. And make it so that the two split pieces can also fit tightly back together and be used in place of a standard side by side as well. That way it can be dual purpose.
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:49 AM   #993
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OK!
Last Tuesday I fully charged both of my 1 year old platinum 4800's.
They sat all week till yesterday, I then tested them for voltage.
They both were 8.30 volts, Then I tested them for balance they both were 4.15 volts. I did the balance test with a cheap radio shack volt meter.
Neither packs have ever been balanced. I was supprised to have perfect identical numbers. Did I test these correctly or is there a better way to test?
If I did it correctly and the numbers are right?
I"M LOVING IT!

P.S. I have babied these cells for a year, at this rate I will never need new cells.
I'm fixing to turn loose some serious abuse on them this summer.
I'm ready for some of those new 6000 MAH's that I heard of?

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Old 04-04-2007, 08:59 AM   #994
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I'm ready for some of those new 6000 MAH's that I heard of?
Me too, just make the height two milimeter less than 4800 so it would fit in the damn xray 007
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Old 04-04-2007, 09:59 AM   #995
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Me too, just make the height two milimeter less than 4800 so it would fit in the damn xray 007
Losi and Schumacher have managed to engineer their cars to accept this pack. It seems like an XRay chassis that's been milled down to handle a square pack would solve the problem.
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:22 AM   #996
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I have been using LiPo for ~3 years now in R/C planes and helis. As long as you never discharge below 3v per cell or over 4.2v per cell, the cells never get hot enough to puff up (over 150*F) they will last a VERY LONG time. In 3 years I have only killed 3 packs. All were done in by storing them at 100% charge for ~10 months. Now I know you can only store them at 50-80% charged.

I have packs that get used several times per week each that are over 2 years old and they are still good.

I got a balancer a couple of years ago but I never use it becuase the cells are balanced every time i check them....even the old ones..even the ones that got puffed a little on a hot day in my Trex 450
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:30 AM   #997
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I'm just wondering how you guys know exactly how much charge is in each pack in order to store at 50% to 80% charge?
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:55 AM   #998
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I'm just wondering how you guys know exactly how much charge is in each pack in order to store at 50% to 80% charge?
I use the Duratrax Ice charger. When setting up a program to charge any battery you have to put in the battery capacity and on another line the percentage of capacity allowable to put into a pack (10%-150%)

I know in a 6 min flight I use 1600mah out of my 2100mah packs, 80% of the batteries capacity.

I set my charger to put only 50% of 2000mah back into the pack. That leaves my packs ~70% charged.
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Gotcha. Pretty simple. Thanks Adrian.


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OK!
Last Tuesday I fully charged both of my 1 year old platinum 4800's.
They sat all week till yesterday, I then tested them for voltage.
They both were 8.30 volts, Then I tested them for balance they both were 4.15 volts. I did the balance test with a cheap radio shack volt meter.
Neither packs have ever been balanced. I was supprised to have perfect identical numbers. Did I test these correctly or is there a better way to test?
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I"M LOVING IT!

P.S. I have babied these cells for a year, at this rate I will never need new cells.
I'm fixing to turn loose some serious abuse on them this summer.
I'm ready for some of those new 6000 MAH's that I heard of?
Yes you did this correctly.
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I'm just wondering how you guys know exactly how much charge is in each pack in order to store at 50% to 80% charge?
Kokam has recommended to us that storing them above 50% is ideal and storing them at 100% is even batter as the chance of them falling below %50 do to extended storage is less of an issue.

I store my batteries personally at %100 and I run them weekly.
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Could you please post a 30A discharge curve of the platinum lipo?
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i have tried to find info on the connector that would be used on the platium balance port? does any body now what that connector is and where i can get some on line? thanks for any help.
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i have tried to find info on the connector that would be used on the platium balance port? does any body now what that connector is and where i can get some on line? thanks for any help.
It is a 2mm connector. Here is the Team Orion plug that we offer, along with the reprinted installation instructions provided by MrBlack:
http://nexusracing.net/product_info.php?products_id=893
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Kokam has recommended to us that storing them above 50% is ideal and storing them at 100% is even batter as the chance of them falling below %50 do to extended storage is less of an issue.

I store my batteries personally at %100 and I run them weekly.
Damn...that sounds like just what I said...LOL
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