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using lipos with the losi desert truck 1/10

Old 10-04-2009, 08:15 PM
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was woundering if it would be ok to use 2s 7.4 v lipos with the stock desert truck speed controler if it would do any harm to it somewhere i read not to use lipos and i read somewhere people using lipo need help i have 2 lipos but now i dont know what to do

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Old 10-04-2009, 08:37 PM
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Default RE: using lipos with the losi desert truck 1/10

I would think it'd be ok but email Losi to make sure sure....if anything, you'd have to install a LVC.
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Default RE: using lipos with the losi desert truck 1/10

Beyond the LVC, there is no reason you can't use a 2S lipo on any ESC that can handle a 7 cell nimh. The esc doesn't know or care what type of battery technology you're using, all it sees are voltage and amps. Just make sure if you don't use a LVC to check the voltage of the battery with a voltage meter and stop at 6.6v.
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Default RE: using lipos with the losi desert truck 1/10

It would be fine..........................here is an LVC i just posted for another member 2 mins. ago. Simple to hook up!

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXPGM8&P=ML
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It would be fine..........................here is an LVC i just posted for another member 2 mins. ago. Simple to hook up!

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXPGM8&P=ML

Same one I use on my T4, works great...
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Default RE: using lipos with the losi desert truck 1/10

well it say dont use a 7 cell the manuel says use 4-6 cell 4.8- 7.2 sub c size batterys only
Old 10-04-2009, 10:24 PM
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well it say dont use a 7 cell use 6 cell batterys only
A fully charged 6 cell hot off the charger will test at about 8.4......................thats what a fully charged 2s lipo will register, i wouldnt hesitate to run it.................but thats your equipment and your call.
Old 10-04-2009, 10:28 PM
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well if the esc can handle it and burn up then it is time to go brushless but would like to sell it to someone that could use it tahn kill it
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Default RE: using lipos with the losi desert truck 1/10

i have to change the plug on the battery it is ok to sodier them right i have never done batterys only esc and chargers just dont be dumb and let the wires touch each other right
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i have to change the plug on the battery it is ok to sodier them right i have never done batterys only esc and chargers just dont be dumb and let the wires touch each other right
Right.............no touchee[X(]................cut only one wire at a time and solder that one, then the other.
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Right.............no touchee[X(]................cut only one wire at a time, solder that one and heat shrink it, then the other.
Just added another item to the above.

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