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Old 03-16-2009, 09:26 AM
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Alright so i just picked up a TC4 & Mamba Max 5700 setup.

I'm in the market for some Lipo's and a charger.
I'm looking for a 3s lipo, probably a 5000ish mah, and average C rating.
I plan to just use the car for street/parking lot passes, no type of racing yet.

1. What different type of chargers are there?
2. Should i use a balance charger?
3. What is the benefits of a balance charger?
4. What battery do you recommend?
5. I understand the hard cases are for racing, but whats the benefit of the hard case?
6. All 3c are 11.1v right?
7. Should i charge the batteries in something sort of fireproof protection (i keep reading about this...)

Price range: Average. (best bang for the buck i guess)

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Alright so i just picked up a TC4 & Mamba Max 5700 setup.

I'm in the market for some Lipo's and a charger.
I'm looking for a 3s lipo, probably a 5000ish mah, and average C rating.
I plan to just use the car for street/parking lot passes, no type of racing yet.

1. What different type of chargers are there? Here's what we sell: http://www.maxamps.com/products.php?cat=33
2. Should i use a balance charger? Balancer's are built into the chargers we sell.
3. What is the benefits of a balance charger? They are built in, no need for another device.
4. What battery do you recommend? Look here for your options: http://www.maxamps.com/products.php?cat=96
5. I understand the hard cases are for racing, but whats the benefit of the hard case? Added protection is the only benefit.
6. All 3s are 11.1v right? yes.
7. Should i charge the batteries in something sort of fireproof protection (i keep reading about this...) Yes use one of these: http://www.maxamps.com/proddetail.ph...po-Sack&cat=33

Price range: Average. (best bang for the buck i guess) See the links I provided for Prices. Also be sure to check out our membership program. http://www.maxamps.com/membership.php

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Default RE: Looking to buy Lipo(s) and charger: Questions

Thanks so much for the reply.

Is HV the same as MAH?
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Thanks so much for the reply.

Is HV the same as MAH?
HV Simply stands for " High Voltage " the numbers on the pack are the mAh.

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Default RE: Looking to buy Lipo(s) and charger: Questions

Awesome.

How come there isnt anything over 4000mah for the TC4/TC5?
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Awesome.

How come there isnt anything over 4000mah for the TC4/TC5?
Battery tray size doesn't allow for it.

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Default RE: Looking to buy Lipo(s) and charger: Questions

Oh i see. I didnt know the size could vary with MAH.

Is there a such thing as a charger that's not a balancer.
Say i have a Lipo charger but it's not a balancer. Would i need one of these http://www.maxamps.com/products.php?cat=34
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Yup the Method balancer can be used with most non balancer chargers.

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Question

Is there any down falls in charging my Lipo's using a AC/DC Hyperion compared to just a DC Hyperion ?
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Nope no differences.

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Default RE: Looking to buy Lipo(s) and charger: Questions

check out the zippy lipo packs that are at hobbycity.com, they are much cheaper and perform just as well. not sure if you can get a higher mah from a different manufacturer, but its worth a look around for one.
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If you'd like to advertise another companies pack take it to another forum.
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