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    Contributed by: Matthew LeMay | Published: April 2012 | Views: 7489 | email icon Email this Article | PDFpdf icon
    Venom 2s, 5000MAh LiPO
    Charger Reviews
    Review by: Matt LeMay

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    Matt LeMay


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    Venom Racing
    Phone: 1-800-705-0620
    Fax: 208-712-3053
    Website:
    www.venom-group.com






    Venom 2s, 5000MAh LiPO



    Specs
    **ROAR Approved**

    Specifications:
    Battery Type: Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
    Configuration: 2S2P
    Weight: 10.25 oz.
    Dimensions: 23.5 x 46.5 x 137.5mm
    Charge Rate: 1C (5A)
    Continuous Discharge: 60C (300A)
    Min Discharge Volts Per Pack: 6V
    Max Burst Rate: 120C (600A)
    Max Volts Per Cell: 4.2V
    Max Volts Per Pack: 8.4V
    Watt Hours: 37Wh


    Required
    • LiPo compatible charger

    Hits

    Misses


    Removeable leads
    Work great

    None


    Features

    Venom Easy Charger
    Venom Box
    Power supply

    Venom 5000mah 2s 60C LiPO pack:

    Venom's 2s 60C 5000mah LiPo battery pack is ROAR approved. The hard case adds protection against punctures and warping. Removable power and balancing leads allow for easy battery installation and storage.

    A 2s LiPo battery means there are two cells totaling 7.4V and can hold a maximum of 8.4 volts. This pack should not be discharged below 6.0 volts as it will damage the cells. LiPo batteries are unlike NiMH and NiCD packs. LiPOs can not be discharged below 3.0 volts per cell or damage becomes a risk to the pack.

    This battery is rated for 60C, which means you should be able to discharge the pack at a rate of 300 amps without damage to the pack. It is recommended using a pack that has double the Amp rate as your ESC to ensure you have a healthy pack for a long time. For example: If you ESC is rated for 80Amps, you should use a LiPo that can handle a discharge of at least 160 continuous amps.


    Converting the "C" rating to amps:

    1C = battery pack's MAh ÷ 1000

    Example: 5000MAh 60C pack = (5000 ÷ 1000 = 5) that is 1C. Now multiply by 60 to get 60C. (5 x 60 = 300 amps)

    5000Mah 60C pack can discharge at 300 amps


    Charging:

    ***It is recommended you use a LiPo safe battery bag when charging LiPo batteries. If over charged, LiPo batteries can swell, explode, then catch fire.***

    It is recommended to charge your LiPo batteries at 1C, which in this case, would be 5 amps. I have however charged them multiple times using 7 amps.

    Charging at 7 amps, the packs did not even get warm.


    Included items:

    • Hard case battery pack
    • Removable charge and balance leads
    • EC3 power adapter
    • Traxxas power adapter
    • Deans power adapter
    • Tamiya power adapter
    • Instruction

    Easy lipo charger
    easy charger
    easy charger
    venom booklet

    measurements





    Testing

    Testing the Venom 2s 60C 5000mah LiPO battery pack:

    ***It is important to note, LiPO batteries must be used in vehicles with low voltage cut offs in the ESC or connected externally.***

    I have charged and discharged this battery pack about 35 times now and it performed flawlessly. I've run it in many different power systems including brushed and brushless trucks and boats with power systems ranging from 35 amps to 120 amps.

    When running in 120 amps systems, the battery got warm as any other battery would have and still provided superior performance.

    The brushless Gambler was a perfect fit for this battery. It provided good power and long run times. The battery got warm, but not hot, and performed flawlessly.

    I have not had any issues swelling, voltage drop off, or anything else for that matter. This battery has performed great and the interchangeable plug ends are very convenient. I can easily use this battery in my trucks, cars, and boats without any additional adapters. I will continue to be a Venom LiPO battery user.





    Credits

    Venom Group International
    United States of America
    14028 N. Ohio Street
    Rathdrum, Idaho 83858

    Email: customerservice@venom-group.com

    Phone: 1-800-705-0620
    Fax: 208-712-3053
    Website:
    www.venom-group.com

     

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