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Old 08-01-2008, 10:03 PM
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I am looking for a good lipo battery. I dont want to spend more than $160 for the balancer and low voltage cutoff. I have a Duratrax Onyx 230 charger so it can charge lipo, li-ion, and li-fe. any suggestions? I want it to be 7.4 volts and I dont want it to be soo powerful that it will wheelie down the straight. Have you guys tried the Orion lipos or Trakpower ones? I would like not to spend more than $160 on LVC since I am running a gtx brushed only esc, and a balancer. thanks
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:57 PM
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This looks oddly familiar to another post in a thread....

The LiPo isn't going to give you more power.. just more runtime than the same mah of a NiMh.... A good matched NiMh will actually have more voltage/power during the run. People say that LiPo packs hold more voltage under high loads, but I have never had a problem with a good matched race NiMh for that to be a factor. I have raced 9 turn brushed and 3.5BL with NiMh in my cars including a XXX-4.

The LiPo is however much lighter.. half the weight of a NiMh in some cases.. so that may be the punch you feel..

If you are just getting started.. LiPo is less of a hassle...

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Originally Posted by JeromeK99
This looks oddly familiar to another post in a thread....

Oh no you didnt. Did you just accuse Chris_RC of posting the exact same question multiple times in different forums? That doesnt sound like Chris.....
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lol... no biggie... i still replied...
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Originally Posted by jla8874
Oh no you didnt. Did you just accuse Chris_RC of posting the exact same question multiple times in different forums? That doesnt sound like Chris.....
Yes I did. I just got confused on what thread to post it on. I get way more replies on the elctric offroad forum but I guess this is an electroic device.
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lol... no biggie... i still replied...
Youre more forgiving than me then.
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