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Lipo battery recommendation for Mamba 5700

Old 07-02-2007, 09:06 AM
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Default Lipo battery recommendation for Mamba 5700

What Lipo battery would you recommend for the Mamba 5700kv? Links please
Old 07-02-2007, 09:08 AM
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http://www.a123racing.com/html/starterkits.html

Much safer than Li-Po, useable for 1000+ cycles. Cheaper than a Li-Po + Charger + Balancer. 15 minute re-charge.

Perfect batteries if you ask me, unless your chassis can't accommodate the form factor.
Old 07-02-2007, 09:31 AM
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Default RE: Lipo battery recommendation for Mamba 5700

ok, this is kinds a newbie question, but i'm still a newbie so..... those packs are 6.6 volts instead of 7.4? whats the difference going to be?
Old 07-02-2007, 09:49 AM
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Don't be turned off by the voltage different. These packs hold their voltage under load as good if not better than any other battery.

My buddy with his E-sav has three different sets of batteries. (2) Venom 4600, (2) GP3300's and (2) A123 6.6v's. The A123's outperform both other sets by a long shot. He's runnin S600's and 22t pinions and can wheely all day with the 123's but can even get the front wheels off the ground with the nimh's. A123's can simply provide more power despite their lower voltage.

After using my 3s and my friends 2s packs, I simply can't imagine getting any other kind of batteries.
Old 07-02-2007, 10:03 AM
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Default RE: Lipo battery recommendation for Mamba 5700

Don't forget too that the A123's weigh a lot less than Nimh, so although not as powerful as Lipo, they will still perform better for their voltage than nimh.
Old 07-02-2007, 10:05 AM
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Don't forget too that the A123's weigh a lot less than Nimh, so although not as powerful as Lipo, they will still perform better for their voltage than nimh.
And there alot less dangerous!
Old 07-02-2007, 10:26 AM
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Default RE: Lipo battery recommendation for Mamba 5700

those a123 cells seem very interesting. Does anyone here run them? How do they work in a Novak with say a 6.5 motor?
Old 07-02-2007, 03:15 PM
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Default RE: Lipo battery recommendation for Mamba 5700

I also have a mamba 5700 and I would buy some a123 if you could charge them without a 12v power source. does anyone make a converter from 115v to 12v?
Old 07-02-2007, 03:26 PM
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Default RE: Lipo battery recommendation for Mamba 5700

I have a HPI Sprint 2, which can only fit a stick pack. Thats why I want to go with the Lipos. I really want a 3s lipo pack, but cant find any that are make for cars.
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Default RE: Lipo battery recommendation for Mamba 5700

I've been running these for about 6 months and have been happy with them. [link=http://www.maxamps.com/products.php?cat=13]Maxamps Lipo[/link] I have the 4000mAH 3 Cell version, they fit in stock battery trays and should work with your car. The a123s look cool but I would mind the low voltage vs. LiPo and you will definitely notice a loss of performance due to this. If you go with the a123 at least get the 9.9V version or you will not be getting near the performance you could out of your 5700.

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