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Old 02-18-2019, 03:20 PM
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I have had a few interactions with companies selling rc products, and I have to say SMC is legit and one of the best out there. Besides their batteries and esc products which are top notch, their customer service is top notch. Same day replies... Within 10 minutes actually:I have received quotes, questions answered and reliable service from them. DANNY is awesome. Besides the lack of availability of products, meaning delivery of fresh stock products, in which the supplier is lacking not SMC. Does any other companies compare? THOUGHTS?
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I love my SMC stuff.
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-1 for smc here, had an issue with a product and the customer service was laughable. Best company......NO. Just my experience though, obviously yours was better.
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SMC battery's have failed on a lot of racers at my local track, they are great for the price but don't seem to hold up. We also tested a few different brands and notcied they had a lack in punch. Never delt with their customer service but I hear a lot of good about it.
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Love my Pro-Match Racing packs :-)

Want to give SMC a try though. They are $10 cheaper for a 4s in the mah range I need. I just wish both SMC and Pro-Match offered LiHv lipos.
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SMC has pretty good products and customer service, but team scream is up there if not better w/ customer service, but definitely products are better
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SMC packs have generally good IR and a good price, but all the packs I've gotten from them have puffed more easily. I treat all my other packs the same and they don't puff up as bad as SMCs.
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Both my 2S puffed very quickly. These were my 2 newest packs that i own. Stickers are still shiny. They were used in a tamiya m- chassis which are not very hard on batteries.
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Every SMC pack that I have ever seen my fellow racers use has puffed and cracked. 2 years straight now. However, SMC does say that that might happen to their high performance packs. I do like their website as it has some useful information on batteries.
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The batteries swell up not the best in my experience I call them “puffer-packs”
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smc cells have never let me down and i will continue to buy from them as needed
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I have seen and received (included in purchase of used vehicles) older generation SMC batteries that are puffed (all performed very well), but I have never personally puffed one using iChargers. This is charging and discharging at 20 amps. My 2-year old SMC packs are hovering around 1.0 - 1.2 milliohms per cell and my new packs purchased this winter are under 1.0 milliohms... Lower than any other packs I've owned from Trinity, Turnigy, Reedy, CRC and Fantom.
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every SMC pack i have bought in the past 2 years has puffed. Running both fantom and reedy packs now, no issues. I'd rather pay more and avoid issues.
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I've puffed my SMC packs on my iCharger 406.
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The SMC RF 170 esc I’m running in my mod wheeler is amazing! It even has blinky mode for stock and is Roar approved but I wish they had a lightweight version for stock 17.5 2wd

Also I have been impressed with their quick replies too. But I wish they would ship USPS priority rather than fedex ground. Took 2 weeks for me to get my esc.
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