First off, I want to thank all of you that have posted tons of helpful info in the past. It has helped me tremendously over the past couple months. I just recently got back into the electric rc scene and you all have helped me decide that the Summit was the best choice for me. I am sure that as I run/break it, that I will continue to call on you for more great advice and info.
I just wanted to share with everyone my setup for my summit with lipo batteries. I decided that after reading the constant debate on which LVC to use (2s vs. 4s), that I would go the cheaper route and opt for the LVAs. This way each battery is monitored and it is easier to setup. Here are a few pictures of what I have done.
I just used zip ties to attach the LVAs to the battery compartment vents. They probably could have fit inside the battery tray, but because I have added some foam rubber to protect the batteries from shock damage since they are soft case lipos, I opted to mount them outside. This also secures them so they are not being tossed around inside the battery tray.
One concern I had is that the LVA is contantly drawing power when they are plugged in. I didn't want to have to open the battery tray everytime to unplug them during idle times. By mounting them this way I can unplug them without opening the battery cover.
I like the way it looks better than a LVC. It is a lot cleaner look. I have a LVC on another truck and it is alot of wires all over.
I used a balance lead extention to run inside the battery compartment so I dont have thread the wires through the vent every time I change the batteries.
I hope this is helpful to anyone that is thinking of using lipo batteries for their Summit. Just trying to give back to the site that has helped me out in so many ways. Please feel free to comment, and add your thoughts and suggestions.
This setup is not waterproof. Which neither are my batteries.
This is my first attempt at posting pictures, hope this works.
Hole in Rock, USA