View Full Version : Slash bashing,,,,
05-03-2008, 08:44 PM
I am going to get a Slash some time around July. I am looking at batteries. I don't want Lipo because I haven't got a charger for them yet. I am looking at two batteries. The first is Trinity Reference 6c 4600 mah performance pack at $42.99. The second is the Venom 7.2 6c 4600 mah NiMH at $71.99. Why is the Venom pack so much more? That's almost $30 for what? I wish one of the RC mags would do a nice head to head article. What do you get when you go from one battery to another. Is it really worth going to a 5000 from a 4600. I understand matched cells are better and neither battery I am looking at is listed as using matched cells.
I have the Velineon system and a Futaba Magnum 3PM-2.4G radio ready to drop in it as well. Any help on the batteries would be great. No Lipo untill Christmas I'll have around $500 to dive into them by then. Heck maybe the A123 batteries will be the way to go by then.
05-03-2008, 08:50 PM
your payin im pretty sure for the quality of the cell.
the venom will last longer, give you a bit more power.
if possibly try to get a 7c bettery, it will be a huge difference, since your pushign more volts through. it will be much better :)
5000 from 4600 will just got you longer run times, and a bit more power.
if / when your ready to go lipo check out the maxamps kit, its $250 - $350 depending on which kit you get, comes with a charger, battery and lipo sack.
05-03-2008, 08:56 PM
So the 7c will fit with no conversion? Yea I have my eye on the Maxamp kits. The 8000HV 11.1 volt is what I am looking at. I would love the 12000HV for the high speed and 60 to 90 minute run times. That would be crazy fun non-stop for over an hour at a time. This truck will be a blast on my local ball field with a few portable ramps. I can't wait.
05-03-2008, 09:19 PM
with a 3s 8k max amps your probably looking at 40ish minute run times
i wish 90 :)
yea it alows you to do 7 cells :)
or take the pad out int he front:
05-03-2008, 10:07 PM
Cool I like the flat 7c's better than the hump 7c packs. The 60 to 90 minute run times are with the 12,000 HV batteries. I read some where that they (12,000 HV) have the same foot print as a standard 6c battery but are thicker. I think the 12,000 HV packs run around $250 per pack. It's my goal to have 2 of these packs. With an hour charge time you could switch back and forth all day.
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