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Lipo Dilemna

Old 07-15-2011, 08:20 AM
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I am considering buying both of these (2S for racing - 3S for bashing/street runs) for my Traxxas 4x4 Slash (1/10th)

2S (40C + hardcase) - http://www.hobbypartz.com/98p-40c-50...-hardcase.html

3S (25C) - http://www.hobbypartz.com/98p-25c-3800-3s1p.html

Any thoughts?

Unfortunately, both these batteries have banana ends - and I am having the hardest time finding an adapter that goes female traxxas to banana/EC2...

HELP!
Old 07-15-2011, 08:41 AM
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Default RE: Lipo Dilemna

no adapter, just solder the right connector on....
Old 07-15-2011, 09:03 AM
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Default RE: Lipo Dilemna

The 2s has wires that plug into the battery and the 3s already has the batteries connected to the cells. So I am really not sure what you mean by this, "Unfortunately, both these batteries have banana ends - and I am having the hardest time finding an adapter that goes female traxxas to banana/EC2... "
Old 07-15-2011, 01:27 PM
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Default RE: Lipo Dilemna

I have the 2S battery and it has worked fine so far. I do not like where the connectors are on it. I bought the adapter from tower hobbies. My LHS also had them.
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You don't want to be using an adapter on Lipo's...you need to have the ends you use soldered on.
Old 07-16-2011, 07:21 AM
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ORIGINAL: Teknic

You don't want to be using an adapter on Lipo's...you need to have the ends you use soldered on.
Yep you never want to use any adaptor at all.
Old 07-16-2011, 08:04 AM
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Solder new ones on for best results, the less the connections means less resistance which means less power loss to heat. Check of SPC for lipo's, 25 bucks for 2s and around 35 for 3s and are damn good batteries.
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Default RE: Lipo Dilemna

Thanks - here's what I mean.

The connectors that come with this battery seem to have EC2 ends - but also seem interchangeable.

Since I am going straight into a Velineon ESC with Traxxas connector I am guessing I need to find a battery connector that is banana on one end and traxxas female on the other, yes?

If so, can anyone find me a link to one to buy? (please!)
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ORIGINAL: hchytd

Thanks - here's what I mean.

The connectors that come with this battery seem to have EC2 ends - but also seem interchangeable.

Since I am going straight into a Velineon ESC with Traxxas connector I am guessing I need to find a battery connector that is banana on one end and traxxas female on the other, yes?

If so, can anyone find me a link to one to buy? (please!)
Faster route would be to just solder traxxas connectors on, but if you don't feel comfortable soldering then these should work for you.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=10267


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