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What are the best Lipos to use?

Old 12-18-2008, 12:39 PM
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New to lipo, been searching everywhere but can't find much info on what different brands are good.

Good:
Orion SMC
Itellect


Does anyone use speedzone?

http://www.speedzoneusa.com/estore/i...roducts_id=280
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:29 PM
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Supposedly, the best lipos are assembled using Enerland and Kokam cells. Some of these are Orion, Trackpower, Flightpower, PolyQuest, PolyRC, NeuEnergy. There are others than I'm forgetting.

Good link for lipos -

http://www.rclipos.com/
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Are Hyperion batteries good?
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I've seen a few using them and haven't heard any complaints. They seem pretty popular with the airplane guys. They are supposed to be quality cells, just have never heard who makes them or if Hyperion makes them, whose cells they use.
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I use Orion and SMC packs and they have never gave me any issues and give plenty of punch. We ran a stock slash back to back one, with a 6000 Max amps and then a 3600 Orion. The Orion slash was considerably more "pissed off" compared to the max amps one.
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Originally Posted by yzracer758 View Post
The Orion slash was considerably more "pissed off" compared to the max amps one.
What does that mean?
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Means the Orion had more punch according to him.
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I've got checkpoint 5400's, orion 4800's, trinity 4500's and a couple orion 3200's all are good but the 3200's give up a little when pulling big amps.....I don't bash so want all the power I can get. I would wonder about the no name stuff from over seas....buyer beware
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just stick to namebrand lipos,you dont want a cheap lipo explode!!!
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I've seen more than one data recorder run from certain overseas no-name lipos and they deliver what they are rated for and a maybe touch more. I'm getting some of them for testing myself, but as a rule, I'm sticking with name brands I know I can trust.
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Are Tenergy any good? they have 5000mah 15c hardcase going for $59 on ebay!

can i race in a single class event on a single lipo?
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Originally Posted by Duster_360 View Post
Supposedly, the best lipos are assembled using Enerland and Kokam cells.
Agreed. I like the Enerland cells as well. I have had excellent experiences with the batteries and customer service from Chris at www.cheapbatterypacks.com

I have also had good luck with the Zippy packs. They are cheap, so I dont expect much out of them...
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Tenergy - have no experience with their lipo, but I did buy some of their 7cell NiMH Emaxx pacs and they were a total waste of money - 4200mah that even new would barely take 3000mah after discharge. They went steadily downhill too and were a joke. Tried talking to them, wanted them replaced, but their attitude is if its electrical, theres no responsibility on their part whatsoever. I personally will never buy from them again. Their is a reason their stuff is cheap and its not thats it high quality either.

I'm buying some Zippys as soon as I get either a BL Flux or the E-Revo.
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Originally Posted by Duster_360 View Post
Tenergy - have no experience with their lipo, but I did buy some of their 7cell NiMH Emaxx pacs and they were a total waste of money - 4200mah that even new would barely take 3000mah after discharge. They went steadily downhill too and were a joke. Tried talking to them, wanted them replaced, but their attitude is if its electrical, theres no responsibility on their part whatsoever. I personally will never buy from them again. Their is a reason their stuff is cheap and its not thats it high quality either.

I'm buying some Zippys as soon as I get either a BL Flux or the E-Revo.

i have tenergy AA's in my m11 and they suck. i have to recharge them all the time.
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Some have bought Tenergy stick pacs that have been good, but its hit or miss with them - the good one must have been fresh and been sold while the cells were still fresh. The pacs I got performed like they had been sitting unused for way too long and they just didn't come back or get better.

I'm guessing the prob is lackof turnover - if you get them when fresh, prob good, but if not, then they're going to disappoint. How to tell??? I just don't buy from them.
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