RCU Review: Venom 5300mah 4s 70C LiPO pack


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    Contributed by: Matthew LeMay | Published: May 2012 | Views: 7561 | email icon Email this Article | PDFpdf icon
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    Phone: 1-800-705-0620
    Fax: 208-712-3053
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    Venom 4s, 5300MAh LiPO



    Specs
    Specifications:
    Battery Type: Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
    Cells: 4S
    Weight: 20.8 oz.
    Dimensions: 138x45x47mm
    Charge Rate: 1C (5.3A)
    Continuous Discharge: 70C (371A)
    Min Discharge Volts Per Pack: 12V
    Max Burst Rate: 140C (742A)
    Max Volts Per Cell: 4.2V
    Max Volts Per Pack: 16.8V
    Watt Hours: 81.4Wh





    Required
    • LiPo compatible charger



    Hits

    Misses


    Interchangable connectors

    None


    Features

    Venom Easy Charger

    Venom 5300mah 4s 70C LiPO pack:

    Venom's 4s 70C 5300mah LiPo battery pack uses a hard case for protection against punctures and warping.

    A 4s LiPo battery means there are four cells totaling 14.8V and can hold a maximum of 16.8 volts. This pack should not be discharged below 12 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 70C, which means you should be able to discharge the pack at a rate of 371 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: 5300MAh 70C pack = (5300 ÷ 1000 = 5.3) that is 1C. Now multiply by 70 to get 70C. (5.3 x 70 = 371 amps)

    5300Mah 70C pack can discharge at 371 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 5.3 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
    • EC3 power adapter
    • Traxxas power adapter
    • Deans power adapter
    • Tamiya power adapter
    • Instructions

    easy charger

    measurements




    Testing

    Testing the Venom 4s 70C 5300mah 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 15 times now and it performed flawlessly. I've run it in a few different vehicles including the Losi eight.

    The pack got a little warm but nothing alarming. It powered the vehicles flawlessly with smooth and consistent power.

    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.





    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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