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Old 02-02-2009, 11:07 AM
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Im running a e-revo with a Feigao 8xl with a mamba monster max esc, and currently 2x 2cell 3800mah team orion batt packs, and they run for about 8-10 mins. Can anyone sudjest any lipo packs that would give me longer run time, like double? And a link if posible. Thank you
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:35 AM
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I run the Maxx amps 6400 2s packs in my brushless E-Revo. I have the Losi 2100kv monster motor and a Monster Maxx esc and can usually get 35 to 40 min of run time on the race track. Just look up Maxxamps.com.
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with the max amp batteries do you have to balance them? with my team orion batts i was told i didnt have to
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Your Orion lipos are made from Kokam cells. They are high quality cells that are matched when assembled - thats the reason you don't have to balance them. I wouldn't expect the same from MA lipos, you'll need to balance them.
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ok, which balancer should i buy? do i balance it every time i charge it? I have a Ice charger, but i dont think it balances
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Correct, Ice does not have a balancer. This is a good one, easy to use that works well -

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXMGS7&P=ML

If you have a voltmeter, you can read the individual cell voltage via the balance tap. The Orion lipo - charge when it shows a diff in cell voltages, maybe every 7 to 10 times?

Lipos like Maxamps, I'd charge every time. Again, its how quickly the cells start to show diff voltages. I use a Hyperion 0610iNet charger with a built-in balancer and just balance every time.
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what about a integy 5800mah batt? any good?
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I've never owned a batt by Integy, but everything else by them I've owned was poor quality. If its cheap compared to same capacity elsewhere, I would be concerned about the quality of the lipo cells.

Personally, I stick with name brands like Orion, PolyQuest, Flightpower, TrakPower, NeuEnergy, Hyperion. Its worth it in the long run.
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