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Old 05-20-2009, 06:58 AM
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Access do you use all of them? That is a lot!!! How do you keep them from going bad, if you don' drive all the time?
I actually do use most or all of them. Though sometimes I'll go for several weeks without running.

The LiPos are left 40% charged. If Iam going to need them on the weekend, I will charge them up thursday or friday and then run them (typically run until the LVC cuts it off). Then just charge back to 40%. You really don't have to worry much about self-discharge any with the LiPos, you can store them for months or even a year at 40% as long as the temperatures you store them at are reasonable.

NIMHis another story, I use them enough not to worry about having to cycle them, and plus they are only GP3300's. Typically the NIMHproblems are with the really high-end, high-capacity, expensive cells that make a lot of sacrifices to reach that level of capacity and performance. In a battery like theNIMHthe anode/cathode are asymetric enough to not have to worry about self-discharge leading to a reverse voltage condition, total depletion, or other problems. You still need to cycle them to get best performance after bringing them out of storage, but if I'm going for performance I'm not using the NIMH to begin with.
Old 05-20-2009, 07:11 AM
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Being a Dirt Oval racer for the last 20+ years has caused me to accumulate a fair number of batteries....I probably have 40+ packs of NiMh from 1700s up to my newest 4200s....I have 5 stick packs for the spin starter on my Aftershock, and about 5 Rx packs, and a few Tx packs........I have'nt made the jump to LiPos, but it's in the works.....
Old 05-20-2009, 06:24 PM
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1 Ener-G 4600.
1 DTX 4200
2 Venom 5000 (junk, don't buy them)
5 Venom 1200 Ni-Mh receiver packs
4 Sanyo 1500 Ni-cads
4 Tower 1900 Ni-cads
4 2000 Ni-Mh starter packs
1 3500 Ni-mh starter pack
1 Ib 4600 (to get recycled)
2 2000 Ni-cad Clod Buster packs
4 2000 generic Ni-cads
and more that I can't think of at the moment.
WOW that is a lot. How do you take care of all of them?

With time.....You get good at it. LOL
Old 05-20-2009, 08:06 PM
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lol warhead i guess you buy alot of kit package deals hehe



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Whats that IB pack like m8? i just got 2 5000mah 8cell packs always used EP batteries til now so wondered if theres much difference if any??

Um, I really don't know, but the Ener-G's are better then the IB's, the Ener-G's seem to have a higher Amp out put.

Also I don't get them in combos, I collect them!! LOL (just joking) they just accumulate!
Old 05-20-2009, 11:22 PM
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BAttery's

6 SMC EnerG 4600 nimh matched 6 cell team packs assembled by me
1 IB 3800 nimh 6cell saddle pack
1 GP 3300 nimh 6 cell saddle pack
2 Orion 3800 30c 7.4v
2 SMC 4000 28c 7.4v
1 tekin 3400 25c 7.4v
2 SMC 5000 28c 7.4v
3 ThunderPower 5000 40c 7.4v
8 EP1500 5cell rx packs

2 ThunderPower 5000 40c 7.4v saddle packs on order!


Chargers

2 Triton EQ
1 Reedy Quasar Pro
1 MRC SuperBrain 959
1 Turbo GFX 35
Old 05-20-2009, 11:40 PM
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lol warhead i guess you buy alot of kit package deals hehe



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Whats that IB pack like m8? i just got 2 5000mah 8cell packs always used EP batteries til now so wondered if theres much difference if any??

Um, I really don't know, but the Ener-G's are better then the IB's, the Ener-G's seem to have a higher Amp out put.

Also I don't get them in combos, I collect them!! LOL (just joking) they just accumulate!
Also, IBs are notorious for blowing up. Ive seen/heard of 2 blow up-once when I was talking to the same person who it had blown up on, which was being charged on a Duratrax ICE, and one when i was on the drivers stand, then I hear a POFF!! I thought it was a lipo, but softcase's arent allowed atmy track.
Old 05-21-2009, 12:58 PM
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Also, IBs are notorious for blowing up
Thanks for the heads up chris will keep an eye on then gonna give them the first run over the weekend ive charged both so far no problems i usually charge at 2 amps instead of any thing higher i have a few packs so im not wanting it fresh of the charger lol


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lol accumulate? i think there breeding up your house m8 hehe
always good to have a spare 20 or so packs tho
Old 05-21-2009, 01:33 PM
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Also, IBs are notorious for blowing up. Ive seen/heard of 2 blow up-once when I was talking to the same person who it had blown up on, which was being charged on a Duratrax ICE, and one when i was on the drivers stand, then I hear a POFF!! I thought it was a lipo, but softcase's arent allowed atmy track.
They have to make a lot of sacrifices to get the capacity so high, a typical NIMHhas a lot more anode than cathode (or vice versa) in order to give some resistance to overcharging / overdischarging, and contains catalysts to cause gasses released during rapid charging to combine back to water or something similar (rather than vent). Increasing capacity means maximizing the amount of cathode and anode, and that space has to come by removing something...

Old 05-21-2009, 04:41 PM
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Also, IBs are notorious for blowing up. Ive seen/heard of 2 blow up-once when I was talking to the same person who it had blown up on, which was being charged on a Duratrax ICE, and one when i was on the drivers stand, then I hear a POFF!! I thought it was a lipo, but softcase's arent allowed atmy track.
They have to make a lot of sacrifices to get the capacity so high, a typical NIMHhas a lot more anode than cathode (or vice versa) in order to give some resistance to overcharging / overdischarging, and contains catalysts to cause gasses released during rapid charging to combine back to water or something similar (rather than vent). Increasing capacity means maximizing the amount of cathode and anode, and that space has to come by removing something...

The people who do still run brushed have Energ 4600s and orion 5300 SHOs, never has one of them blown up. A few used to run the Ibs, made great power, but they are definitly capable of blowing it. It was an IB4200.
Old 05-22-2009, 09:34 AM
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Ihave 8 nimh 3 lipo and will contine to get more, can't ever have enough runtime
Old 05-22-2009, 02:54 PM
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4 zippy lipos and 2 6 cell stick packs.
Old 05-22-2009, 07:50 PM
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i only own  three 6 cells but before u spend anymore money on standard batteries, i highly suggest the lythiums. i've got a buddy with with a stock e-maxx that does 45mph. but whatever you do spend a little more money and buy a good battery pack
Old 05-22-2009, 09:15 PM
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I just received this today. Not lipo but I would defiantly recommend these to anyone that still wants nimh, great batteries.
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:13 PM
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Default RE: How many battery packs do you have?

I have three 8cell nicd batteries and two 7cell nimh batteries and I am about to get two ener-g 4600 7cell batteries.
Old 05-22-2009, 11:02 PM
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Well I'm not going to count them all but 50+ easy ,lots of 1700scr Sanyos from the old racing days, 14 lipos and probably 20 nimh. Chargers, 2 Duos, Turbo 30, 2 digital peak, Astroflight 111. No shortage of run time here lol.... 
Old 05-25-2009, 03:59 PM
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Also, IBs are notorious for blowing up. Ive seen/heard of 2 blow up-once when I was talking to the same person who it had blown up on, which was being charged on a Duratrax ICE, and one when i was on the drivers stand, then I hear a POFF!! I thought it was a lipo, but softcase's arent allowed at my track.
Yea, mine went in like 2 runs....[:-][:'(][&:]
Old 05-25-2009, 04:02 PM
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lol accumulate? i think there breeding up your house m8 hehe
always good to have a spare 20 or so packs tho
LOL Maybe! LOL I like having lost of back-ups.
But I only really use the Venom 1200s for my nitros, and the Ener-G for my Rustlers.
The others arn't used that much.
Old 05-25-2009, 04:28 PM
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3 Venom NIMH packs, each 7cell 8.4v 5000 MAH. Each has been run about 25 times(I started keeping track after about 10 or more runs, at 13, 15, and 15 now). They're still like brand new.

And one Flightmax 2s 4000 mah 25C Lipo pack. 15 runs on it. Still good. Can't wait to see what it's like approaching 100 runs.
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I have about 20 lipos, but thats a combination of car an heli lipos, 10 nimhs and the rest are nicads.......lost count of the nicads
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4 - 4500 mah 7 cell nimhs



4 -  3800 7 cell nimhs



2 - 3300 7 cell nimhs



2 - 3800 8 cell nimhs



4 - 3000 6 cell nimhs



2 - 4500 10 cell nimhs



9 -  assorted nicads



4 - 4000 mah 3s lipos



4 - 5000 mah 2s lipos



4 - 2300 8 cell AA's



39, gosh, i never counted before



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Default RE: How many battery packs do you have?

man guys those EnerG 4600 nimh are some really killer cells, they never get hot on discharge and they got massive get up ... i think they are on par with some of my lesser lipo's ... the TP lipo's seem to rule the roost tho. i've had several IB and GP packs vent and turn to junk fairly fast ... the only nimh i'll buy are the EnerG ce4600 cells .... and we only run brushless setup's
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man guys those EnerG 4600 nimh are some really killer cells, they never get hot on discharge and they got massive get up ... i think they are on par with some of my lesser lipo's ... the TP lipo's seem to rule the roost tho. i've had several IB and GP packs vent and turn to junk fairly fast ... the only nimh i'll buy are the EnerG ce4600 cells .... and we only run brushless setup's
Ya, I agree they are the best nimh cells on the market. I don't have lipo to compare it to but out of all the other batteries I have these are the best. I run both set ups and they have enough power to push my brushless Slash around.


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