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Old 09-27-2019, 06:19 AM
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Default Your opinions on Lipo glow ignitors?

Looking to pick up a new glow ignitors to replace my old (>8 years old) nicad and nimh that are now charging to less than 1/2 their original capacity.

looking at the 1 cell Lipo type which is regulated down to 1.5 volts.

looking for advice from anyone who has used one or tell me what your favorite ignitor and why

only thing holding me back on the Lipo cell type is their list capacity 1300 to 1600 mah vs current nimh cells in the 3000plus range .

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Old 09-27-2019, 07:48 AM
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Capacity is so overrated. before each race weekend (!!) I charge my simple NiMh glow ignitor and not more than 500mAh goes in, that is what I use on a 3 day race weekend.

My personal view on the LiPo ignitor: CRAP!
It contains electronics that can fail, for instance the coil in side can snap off so far I have seen with several. It is large and needs an own charger unit and you may hope the LiPo cell is still alive after the winter stop.
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That's interesting you say that about the durability. I am old enough to dry cell when you wrapped the bare end of the wire to the terminal lol.
I ve also though about drawing power from the starter box using a voltage regulator. I just have a bad habit of not charging the ignitors and having to charge it at the track.

do you have a favorite nimh ignitor?
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Old 09-27-2019, 05:08 PM
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Id just pick up a new Nimh or NiCad cell...
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Stick with NiMH, LiPo has its place in nitro, if you ask me its in the Starterbox, lol.
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I love the ones with a meter on top
https://www.toprc.nl/fastrax-nitro-g...yABEgI9NvD_BwE
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I bought the Dynamite Lipo ignitor, havenít used it yet but it is a little bulky. Anyone have any luck with those?
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Iím getting in after a long hiatus, and still have my old Dynamite sub-C igniter with the level on top. Itís gonna be real easy to just buy a new Sub-C and put it in there (the old one is deader than dead). As the saying goes, if it ainít broke, donít fix it. 🙂
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I have an old Ofna D size battery igniter. I put a 10000 mah battery in it and charge it about every 6 months for good measure.

As a backup I have the panel on my starter box that I can plug into.
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Originally Posted by 10racer View Post
I bought the Dynamite Lipo ignitor, havenít used it yet but it is a little bulky. Anyone have any luck with those?
I've had good luck with mine so far. The release mechanism is a little tight at first but wears in with use.
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This is the best one:
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This is the best one:
??? Name of this. Maybe Hot shot 2?
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i've been using my lipo dynamite one since it got released many many years ago, zero issues, lasts months, it gives a better glow than nimh ones.
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Originally Posted by 10racer View Post

??? Name of this. Maybe Hot shot 2?
I know that model as a Mugen, indeed lots of people see that one as a good one.
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