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Redcat Blackout XTE with 2s Lipo

Old 02-16-2020, 06:07 AM
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Default Redcat Blackout XTE with 2s Lipo

Installed a 2s 80c 6200mah Lipo, and moved lvc jumper. Truck went like a bat out of hell, but had less run-time than to about the same as the 3000mah NiMH that came with the trucks. I was under the impression id get at least double the run-time, but only had about half the original.
Old 02-16-2020, 11:08 AM
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That's a pretty large capacity battery. Depending on motor, gearing, setup, and terrain, I would think you should get at least 20 minutes of run time on your Blackout.
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Thanks. Thatís about the run time I had. Problem/question is thatís also the same run time I had with the stock 3000 Nimh battery.
shouldnt I of had at least double going to a 6200 2s Lipo?

Old 02-18-2020, 10:55 AM
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Hello scdlguy,

Do you know how many mAh your charger is putting back in to the battery when you charge it again?

It sounds like the LiPo upgrade in your case allows the car to accelerate much more aggressively. This doesn't come for free. I would imagine that your motor is drawing more power then it had ever drawn with the NiMh battery pack.

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