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Old 03-18-2013, 03:54 PM
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Does anyone have any suggestions for batteries for my Savage Flux 2350? I am looking at these Gens Ace 2s batteries: (I would like to run a 4s system of course, so two batteries)http://www.hobbypartz.com/98p-30c-5300-2s1p.html

I had two sets of cheapo lipos that lasted for about 30 cycles each, now they pretty much die after about 15 minutes (as opposed to 40 minutes when new).
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Also, my budget is about $100 for both batteries.
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I'd go 30-35C at the lowest the ones you linked are 25C
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...tible_USA.html don't seem bad, but are on backorder (longest I waited was 2 weeks) they are also a tad smaller (physically) than the ones I used in my flux so they should fit no problem. only find it kinda weird they only have then with a traxxas connector...
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For this size of truck, I wouldn't get a lipo any smaller than a 50c. It is 15 pounds of brutal power. It will swell up a 25c lipo in just a few runs (I know from experience) I just recently got two Gens Ace 2s 5000mah 50c lipos for $84 from hobbypartz.com. Great battery. I use them on my 1/8 buggy with no issue whatsoever.

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Thanks for the advice guys. The connector that the battery comes with isn't an issue- I have plenty of Deans plugs laying around.
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Here are a few options:

http://www.hobbypartz.com/98p-50c-5000-2s1p-hardcase-2222.html

http://www.hobbypartz.com/98p-50c-5000-2s1p-hardcase-2222-direct.html

http://www.hobbypartz.com/98p-40c-5000-2s1p-hardcase.html

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Get the 2nd link batteries with the wires already attached. They would do batter in the battery boxes of the Flux.
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Get the 2nd link batteries with the wires already attached. They would do batter in the battery boxes of the Flux. 

I had the same thought- those side wires would never fit properly. Also, the hard case makes it much easier to waterproof.

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You could use 5000 2S 40C battery packs in this Truck.  I would not use anything less then a 30C battery pack in this setup because the continuous drain can get smaller battery packs hot.   Thing about LiPo battery packs and matching them to the setup is the continuous drain on the battery pack so they do not get hot.   The wrong LiPo battery pack can catch fire if they get to hot.

The 4S battery packs will have too much voltage and most R/Cs will not use anything more then a single 3S battery pack.

This below statement comes from the spec on what you should use on this truck.

Twin Battery Power
Brushless motors like the Flux Alphastar 2350 are already super powerful with just one battery compared to their older brushed ancestors, so you can imagine what two battery packs will be able to provide! The Savage Flux HP can take up to 12 NiMH cells (twin 6-cell packs), or 2 LiPo packs of 2S 7.4v construction. The battery boxes feature vents to keep the batteries cool, and we suggest using official Deans® zero-loss battery plugs.

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