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Old 03-12-2013, 10:53 PM
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Savox 1268 is rated for HV. It's the 1250 series that is not. I wish I could explain why the 7955 draws so much less MAH than an HV servo but I cannot. All I know is they get almost double the run time with the same battery in a side by side comparison. Even the Hitech HV servos will drain packs almost twice as fast. Last year we had a warm up race for the Nitro Challenge here in AZ. My buggy ran 2 solid hours on 1 pack at 2000 mah with 2 7955's and when I got nervous and took it out to charge it it was at 7.1 volts. That's the truth. I was telling anyone who would listen how amazed I was.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:28 AM
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Originally Posted by george919 View Post
Alright, thanks alot guys, I definitely switch to lipo!
Be sure your servo's and receiver can handle the higher voltage, most normal crystal based receivers and non-HV spec servo's can not. In that case LiFe is much more saver and for sure more solid and beside that, there is still nothing wrong with a good NiMh battery.
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Originally Posted by Jaz240 View Post
Savox 1268 is rated for HV. It's the 1250 series that is not.
My mistake, I ran a 1258tg on lipo.
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Originally Posted by Roelof View Post
Be sure your servo's and receiver can handle the higher voltage, most normal crystal based receivers and non-HV spec servo's can not. In that case LiFe is much more saver and for sure more solid and beside that, there is still nothing wrong with a good NiMh battery.
Thanks for that Info! But luckily I run the spektrum 3100 which are rated up to 9.6v and Radiopost HV torque servo with the hitec 7954 sg servo which are both hv. All I'm worry about is going under the safe cut-off voltage.
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If you're real worried about it just attach a low voltage alarm to the lid of your battery box and keep your battery plugged in to it.

I run a 2000mah lipo and have never even come close to draining it.
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