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01-04-2009, 08:41 PM
Well, I pre-ordered a Summit and am looking at switching over to Lipos. My question is , what would a good battery/charger choice be, keeping in mind price. Also, what other things would I need to complete the switch. I'm new to Lipos so any advice/links would be appreciated.
Thanks for reading!
01-04-2009, 08:55 PM
A very poplar charger/balancer combo that is affordable is the Duratrax Onyx 230 and Astro Blinky (the balancer). I bought two Onyx 230 chargers this past summer, and they're great. While I don't have any Li-Po batteries yet, I do know that I will have the ability to charge them when I am ready to make the switch. Many people have used that charger/balancer combo here with great success. Another very popular brand of charger is HyperIon. They're a bit more money, but they have a built in balancer and a few other additional features.
SPC (http://www.spcracing.com/) Li-Po batteries are also very popular and are priced well. I would definitely consider those if I were going to purchase Li-Po battery packs today.
01-04-2009, 09:12 PM
If you stick with the stock ESC you'll also need a LVC (Low Voltage Cutoff) to stop it from draining the cells below the minimum voltage. About $25.
01-04-2009, 09:34 PM
Definately look into the SPC batts whether you go with lipo or not. Their nimh packs are extremely High Quality as well.
01-06-2009, 10:58 AM
I've just read an article about the Onyx 230, given the price and the features, this will be the one I buy when I make the jump to Lipo.
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