I recently had 2 Venom 5000mah 8.4 batteries go poof. Venom replaced them with no questions asked, so I went ahead and tried the 2nd set. After about 6 runs, these also went up in smoke/flame! I'm worried that I'm doing something wrong! The batteries had been charged maybe 30 minutes before running them and were completely cool (I keep them on a fan during the charge). I only ran for maybe 5 minutes. I crashed and messed something up in a steering servo, so I turned the power off on the ESC and...poof! The motors weren't even warm...but the batteries were flaming hot and blew the last cell of each pack. Am I doing something wrong here? I'm geared at a
15t pinion and stock spur. Running on loose dirt and short grass. ???
That said...I'm planning on just buying some new LiPos. Forget the NIMH packs! Has anyone used the 6000mah SMC Lipo hard-case packs? Do they fit the E-Revo?
Any recommendations on LiPo packs? Also, would you guys recommend getting 2s and running them in series or would I be better off getting 4s and making a paralell harness?