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Old 07-05-2009, 06:59 PM
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what is a good starter box battery??????? or what is everyone using now
Old 07-05-2009, 11:44 PM
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[link=http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_info.php/cPath/1_221_224/products_id/32997/n/ProTek-R-C-4S-Li-Poly-15C-Battery-Pack-148V-2200mAh-Starter-Box]Protek 2200 4s pack[/link]
Old 07-06-2009, 12:08 AM
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Default RE: starter box battery

15c is ok but I would connect two of these in parallel just to have more torque @ 4.4 amps
Old 07-06-2009, 02:54 AM
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that is a 14.8v 2200mah
how would you put that in the losi 8ight-t starter box the older one
Old 07-06-2009, 09:54 AM
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that' thing will bubble on higher end boxes trying to turnover new motors.

I run 2X 2650mAh 4S 25C 35C burst on my Ofna Blue box. lasts about 4 weeks before charge,
Old 07-06-2009, 10:21 AM
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that' thing will bubble on higher end boxes trying to turnover new motors.

I run 2X 2650mAh 4S 25C 35C burst on my Ofna Blue box. lasts about 4 weeks before charge,
what voltage per pack?
Old 07-06-2009, 01:40 PM
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that' thing will bubble on higher end boxes trying to turnover new motors.

I run 2X 2650mAh 4S 25C 35C burst on my Ofna Blue box. lasts about 4 weeks before charge,
Mines broken in several motors and no bubbles as of yet.
OS .28XZ, 2 OS Speeds, RB C6, several V Specs.....

It's been in my Ofna truggy box, AE 1750 box and is currently in my Son's Losi 8B 2.0 rtr box.
My boxes also get used by several others at the track, so they don't exactly live an easy life.
I can go 2-3 racedays on a single charge, no problem.

You will burn the switch out of the box before you hurt the battery.
I also run some el cheapo eBay lipos with zero issues.

I've ran stick packs, gel cells, jumper cables off of my pick up truck...you name it, I've tried it.
Once you go lipo, you will throw rocks at anything else.


EDIT>>>14.8V per pack.
Old 07-06-2009, 03:18 PM
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ORIGINAL: McFly505

ORIGINAL: devilchrist

that' thing will bubble on higher end boxes trying to turnover new motors.

I run 2X 2650mAh 4S 25C 35C burst on my Ofna Blue box. lasts about 4 weeks before charge,
Mines broken in several motors and no bubbles as of yet.
OS .28XZ, 2 OS Speeds, RB C6, several V Specs.....

It's been in my Ofna truggy box, AE 1750 box and is currently in my Son's Losi 8B 2.0 rtr box.
My boxes also get used by several others at the track, so they don't exactly live an easy life.
I can go 2-3 racedays on a single charge, no problem.

You will burn the switch out of the box before you hurt the battery.
I also run some el cheapo eBay lipos with zero issues.

I've ran stick packs, gel cells, jumper cables off of my pick up truck...you name it, I've tried it.
Once you go lipo, you will throw rocks at anything else.


EDIT>>>14.8V per pack.
which would be second best because lipo's are expensive !
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No more expensive than a decent set of nimh packs.

The expensive part is the charger, but those can be had for a song if you look in the right places.

I paid $50 for my ProTek starter box pack last year, and I recently bought 2 4S 4000 15C packs off of eBay for $50 shipped to my door from Taiwan.

Here's another one for ya....

[link=http://hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6785]Hobby City 4S pack[/link] $22.95



[link=http://hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=7028&Product_Name=Turnigy_Accucel-6_50W_5A_Balancer/Charger]Turnigy Accucel-6 lipo charger[/link] $34.99



$57.94 plus $7.99 shipping=$65.93

You will spend $45-50 on 2 stick packs that won't last anywhere near as long or give anywhere near the performance.


It don't get any cheaper than that.....

This pack is a 20C pack. For $5 more you can get the 30C pack.

A little overkill, but whatever floats your boat.

The cheapest 3000 nimh stick packs that I could find were $25 each
Old 07-06-2009, 07:05 PM
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that lipo have alot of kick and is that one that you use 2 of them?
Old 07-06-2009, 11:09 PM
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Only need 1 per box.
Old 07-11-2009, 06:31 PM
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ya ive heard some people use 2 per box but that would make you go through motors quick
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ORIGINAL: McFly505

No more expensive than a decent set of nimh packs.

The expensive part is the charger, but those can be had for a song if you look in the right places.

I paid $50 for my ProTek starter box pack last year, and I recently bought 2 4S 4000 15C packs off of eBay for $50 shipped to my door from Taiwan.

Here's another one for ya....

[link=http://hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6785]Hobby City 4S pack[/link] $22.95



[link=http://hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=7028&Product_Name=Turnigy_Accucel-6_50W_5A_Balancer/Charger]Turnigy Accucel-6 lipo charger[/link] $34.99



$57.94 plus $7.99 shipping=$65.93

You will spend $45-50 on 2 stick packs that won't last anywhere near as long or give anywhere near the performance.


It don't get any cheaper than that.....

This pack is a 20C pack. For $5 more you can get the 30C pack.

A little overkill, but whatever floats your boat.

The cheapest 3000 nimh stick packs that I could find were $25 each
what about shipping?!? Taiwan?

btw u can get 3000 nimh for less than $20 at amain
you are looking on US sites for the nimh prices but on Asian sites for the lipo prices... no fear
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If you can get the nimh for $20, then go get them.

It doesn't matter to me what you run.
Old 07-12-2009, 05:05 PM
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Thats funny!!!
I am using 15year old NICD 1400's without a problem and you can still pick up these for about $15 a pack. It works for me!!

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rite now im using a honda mororcycle battery.
Old 07-12-2009, 06:17 PM
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how many starts do you get for the 1400mah batterys?
Old 07-13-2009, 11:03 PM
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I'm using a 12v gel in my TRUGGY START (2 motors) and it's working great for my .28 where before 2 7.2v sticks could not last me half a day (new engine) The 12v rocks!!!!
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I guess it's a progressive kind of thing...

I started out with stick packs, went to a gel cell, then on to lipo packs.


I know I'll never use anything else.
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in one starterbox ia am using a 12v gel cell, get those super cheap since I work in IT and do alot of maintenance on backup units which use the same type of battery... in my losi box I have just 2 cheapo 1400 venom NiMh stick packs, and have started my 8ight probably 9 times now... including break in and thropugh some issues. they work just fine if you ask me...
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stick packs are a joke. unless you have bunch of time to waste. i use a turnigy charger and a zippy 4s. sure it takes a while to get your product from hobbycity but you will be turning over any engine nice and easy. using stick packs with fresh engines is rediculous. even with a gel it can be a pain. with a cheap 4s lipo your in the drivers seat every time
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ORIGINAL: rebelracer246

how many starts do you get for the 1400mah batterys?
Oh, let me think......2 quailifiers, the main and about 3 to 4 practice runs, that is per average race day.
I charge them at 2 amps at the begining of the day and they are good for the whole race day.

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really im getting ready for a big race by me and my battery went out

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