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Old 08-21-2018, 01:03 AM
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Hi, i have a robitronic starter box:



Anyone can help me stepbystep on how to convert it to lipo batteries?

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Originally Posted by Guyon View Post
Hi, i have a robitronic starter box:



Anyone can help me stepbystep on how to convert it to lipo batteries?

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change the plug to match your 4s and put in the 4s lipo...done
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If it is made for 2 Tamiya type racing packs the most simple thing is getting 2 LiPo tamiya style racing packs.

I think the better option is using 2 shorties.
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What if i use just 1 LIPO battery, instead of using 2x7,2 i could use 1 3s? Or that wouldn't be enough?
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What if i use just 1 LIPO battery, instead of using 2x7,2 i could use 1 3s? Or that wouldn't be enough?
a small 2200 4s will be enough for a full day, very light.

buy a 4s pack...Cut off the tamiya connector and add in what ever the battery came with and done...

DO not spend a furtune doing the whole 2 x 2s setup, its not needed and is heavy.

This is what i have and what i've recommended and they've loved it.
https://www.amainhobbies.com/gens-ac...-b1009/p581475
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Originally Posted by iplaygames View Post
a small 2200 4s will be enough for a full day, very light.

buy a 4s pack...Cut off the tamiya connector and add in what ever the battery came with and done...

DO not spend a furtune doing the whole 2 x 2s setup, its not needed and is heavy.

This is what i have and what i've recommended and they've loved it.
https://www.amainhobbies.com/gens-ac...-b1009/p581475
I've read to use a 3s instead of a 4s, coz the peak might burn off the starter -.-
Is that true?
PS i have a tamiya => Dean adapter, that might do it with the battery you suggested. I just need to figure out if 3s or 4s
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I have the same box for 3 years, on 4S. Just solder good connectors (Tamiya ones will burn) and ditch the whole plastic battery assembly, make your own for your battery. Done
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3 cell lipo with deans or x60 connectors.
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Old 08-21-2018, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by token View Post
3 cell lipo with deans or x60 connectors.
Like this one => https://it.aliexpress.com/store/prod...ceBeautifyAB=0

4200mah should be enough right? 5200 seems a bit overkill
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dual motor box? use a small 4s. if you start beating on the box because flamed car or some other bloke using it, a 3s will feel the heat with the current drain.

Be wise, use a small 4s.
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