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Old 04-15-2008, 05:41 PM   #31
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I just purchased this ProTek R/C 4S Li-Poly 20C Battery Pack (14.8V/2100mAh) (click here) for my Mugen Starter box, given that it uses 2 motors. Anyone else tried this capacity on this starter box?
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:02 AM   #32
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I would use A123 2300's
They are a canned Lithium IROn not ION and you can charge them at up to 100 amps. you could literally charge them in 3 minutes. You will need a charger capable of charging A123 but most new chargers are provisioned for it.
They are not combustable as are lipos and are very safe.

I will try and bring some to the cap classic for you to see AAron. Just dont give me shi$% for trying to race you in practice! LOL!
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I just purchased this ProTek R/C 4S Li-Poly 20C Battery Pack (14.8V/2100mAh) (click here) for my Mugen Starter box, given that it uses 2 motors. Anyone else tried this capacity on this starter box?
I was going to buy that same exact batt. but it is a 4-cell and my charger,
Team Orion Advantage is only capable of charging up to 2-cell Lipo. I have
the OFNA OFN10245 starter box and I'm using two Orion 3200 Lipo's. Is there
any Lipo cut-off device I can use for this set-up? So I don't over-discharged
my Lipo batteries. Thanks guys!

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Old 04-16-2008, 11:07 AM   #34
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does our starter box count as a 'lipo sack' for ROAR?
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I just purchased this ProTek R/C 4S Li-Poly 20C Battery Pack (14.8V/2100mAh) (click here) for my Mugen Starter box, given that it uses 2 motors. Anyone else tried this capacity on this starter box?

I've got the exact same setup. I haven't used it for an entire race day; but hope to this weekend. No trouble turning over the motor; just not sure how long it will last.
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So I take it no one has heard of A123.
It just goes to show you just how slow the RC industry is when it comes to battery technology
Just a little info.
You can only charge a lipo at 1C.
With A123 you can charge at much higher rates.
If you find out your start box is dead 10 min before your race would you rather wait an hour for your batteries to charge or a few minutes.
Also the discharge curve on A123 is flat.
The batteries seem to maintain optimal voltage throughout the cycle opposed to the incremental drop off you see with nihm and lipo cells.
Give A123 a try and you will be pleased. Although the capacities are not there you can charge them real fast!!
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Old 07-25-2008, 02:12 AM   #37
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Im using that orion Avionics pack in my starter boxes. The batteries work fine Aaron, just the problem i guess is a charger.


let me introduce the nice charger for you , my friend

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I know this is an old thread, but does anyone have a schematic to put a 11.2 or 14.8 in a twin motor(Mugen) starter box? Thanks.
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I know this is an old thread, but does anyone have a schematic to put a 11.2 or 14.8 in a twin motor(Mugen) starter box? Thanks.
Joe! Its been awhile!

I found this:
http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-of...wire-lipo.html
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