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Old 05-12-2017, 08:50 AM
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Hi does anyone have any experience with the Traxxas ID batteries? I was thinking of switching over to them cause they seem easier to work with and safer too. Anyone know of their durability, life span, power, etc?
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Hi does anyone have any experience with the Traxxas ID batteries? I was thinking of switching over to them cause they seem easier to work with and safer too. Anyone know of their durability, life span, power, etc?
They are really basic batteries in the grand scheme of things and quite frankly I would spend my money elsewhere. The ID plugs are not worth it at all. Weak batteries, semi-soft case, expensive. Triple-threat.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:22 AM
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Agreed. From what I've read, Traxxas batteries are mediocre at best.

SMC seems to be the go-to these days for quality packs at reasonable prices.
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dont see how a all in 1 plug can be any safer than a designated balance plug... poof cycle life... i have read..
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Agreed. From what I've read, Traxxas batteries are mediocre at best.

SMC seems to be the go-to these days for quality packs at reasonable prices.
Would agree on an SMC pack before a Traxxas one. I certainly don't see any "safety" advantage to the Traxxas ones and the specs on those are pretty low for the money.
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Originally Posted by Tiago0626 View Post
Hi does anyone have any experience with the Traxxas ID batteries? I was thinking of switching over to them cause they seem easier to work with and safer too. Anyone know of their durability, life span, power, etc?
Do yourself a favor and stay away from all Traxxas lipos. They puff very quickly. For half the price you can get some zippy or turnigy nano techs from hobbyking. Or SMC as mentioned. The id plugs make you either have to have the Traxxas charger or buy a adapter to have a balance plug.
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:03 AM
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I never used Traxxas battery, I also used Gens Ace battery. I have 4 of Gens Ace 5000mAh 4S Lipo already they are 4 years old and still going.
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traxxas lipos are junk. NiMh are ok never had issues. Ive also went with SMC for lipo.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:36 PM
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I've had great luck with Traxxas lipos. I have 4 I've been running for 2 years and they are just like new. Been in anything from a tc3 to a seriously overgeared 2wd and 4wd slash for speed runs. Mine are only the 4200 2s and a 5000 3s.
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I've had great luck with Traxxas lipos. I have 4 I've been running for 2 years and they are just like new. Been in anything from a tc3 to a seriously overgeared 2wd and 4wd slash for speed runs. Mine are only the 4200 2s and a 5000 3s.
You're the first person I've ever heard having good luck with Traxxas batteries. You my friend are a very lucky person.
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I'd definitely rather be lucky than good.
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You're the first person I've ever heard having good luck with Traxxas batteries. You my friend are a very lucky person.
I have to agree, Traxxas batteries are nasty.
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