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Old 12-10-2007, 01:02 PM
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Default 7.4 (2 cell) lipo for ECU?

Kelly, can I use a 7.4 volt 2400 Mah (2cell lipo) for my ECU? I have a PST J600R.
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Default RE: 7.4 (2 cell) lipo for ECU?

Hi Mario,

I can answer this one for Kelly. YES, you can use 7.4V 2400 mah Lipo for PST J600R. We have been using 2 cells Lipo for sometimes now.

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Default RE: 7.4 (2 cell) lipo for ECU?

I changed to a lipo with my 600R over a year ago, it works fine, but the higher voltage blew the glow plug first time. I would advise that before you switch it on for the first time you turn down the glow plug value to a low number, take the plug out and hold it against the case to complete the circuit and then turn up the value until it glows brightly.

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Default RE: 7.4 (2 cell) lipo for ECU?

Echoing earlier replies, sure it'll work. Be aware that the max discharge current will be in the range of 10 Amps (give or take) when sourcing your cells.

Personally, I've been running Duralite Li-Ion for several years. Have yet to try Li-po myself.

Good tip on the glow plug Harry. Similarly, after installing a new plug, servicing the connector etc, often the resistance can decrease due to wearing off the oxidized layer. Occasionally it may be a good idea to lower your voltage and bring it back up to the range where it starts to consistently light off again. I often run my OS A3 plugs as low as 1.8V and they last a very long time...

Kelly

PS: Sorry I haven't been around as much the last little while. Finally worked through my PC troubles...

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