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    E-Revo Batteries

    I am looking for good nimh batteries for my E-Revo that will last. My old set of 8.4v 4600mAh batteries melted after a few month's and I want a higher quality battery. Would something like this last? If not, what is a good battery?

    --- http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LM0786&P=ML ---

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    those batteries are very good I used to have a pair but The co nectors melted I them more I switched to Orion packs

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    I use to run team orion 8.4v 4500mah nimh packs in my emaxx before I switched to lipo, and they worked real well. Lots of punch to them.
    http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...or-84V-4500mAh

    And if you feel in the spending mood... they have packs with more in the tank
    http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...or-84V-5100mAh

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    go lipo.... you'll never look back.
    Slash PE & Ja-two.

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    I've got some of those NiMH Rocket packs and don't really care much for them in my E-Revo and that truck gets them HOT no matter what motor and gearing I'm using. I'm still using NiMH packs, but want to eventually get the packs below for my E-Revo, even though I'm only running a Titan 775/EVX2 combo.

    http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=ORI14140
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    I do have extra pair of 5200mah 30c lipo set aroun. PM me if interested, I'll let them go cheap.
    Slash PE & Ja-two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-Crazy
    go lipo.... you'll never look back.
    +1 once you go lipo you will never go back to nimh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shea al'Thor
    +1 once you go lipo you will never go back to nimh.
    ...Unless you have a calamity with them

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    Cheapbatterypacks.com has good batteries. You can buy premade packs or make your own.

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    If you're sticking with nimh check out promatch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Revo guy 484
    ...Unless you have a calamity with them
    Considering the calamitys I've had with NiMH in mine, those LiPo's I have the link on will be a major improvement
    Aw, Biscuits!

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    can you use a lipo with a complete stock BRUSHED erevo?????!!! :S

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    Of course, as long as you also get a lipo alarm.

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    īGo Lipo with lipo alarm... you wont regret.... get team orion.. they are made for the erevo... and then if you one day
    go brushless you have a great match
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    I have had fewer problems with Lipos then I did with the nimh. Nimh got hot, melted the plastic cover. After awhile I was more afraid of nimh battery explosion and fire then I have every been with the Lipo's. Made the change to lipo's, much happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Relyt View Post
    If you're sticking with nimh check out promatch.
    YES .... Totally agree. http://www.promatchracing.com/products.php?cat=27
    I make tap adapters and power harnesses.

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    I am on the fence with going Li-Po ... after seeing videos on YouTube I am concerned about burning the house down. I have two E-Revo's brushed (1x 775 and 1x 2-550). I am new to Li-Po so I am looking for some re-assurance and some recommendation for a couple of great Li-Pos and a charger for these E-Revos. Still don't want to burn the house down ....

    Thanks for the help ...

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    If you treat LiPos properly and store them in a fireproof area (i.e. a metal box or lipo bag), there's no way to cause any damage to them. Just make sure you follow the charging instructions.

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    Most lipo fires you see are caused deliberately to demonstrate what happens to a lipo when its either damaged, punctured, or overcharged etc Have you ever considered that a nimh cell can explode? They are like small metal shotgun cartridges that scatter metal shards & toxic chemicals everywhere when overcharged or overheated; lipos merely flame up really well, with no real shrapnel since they are only soft foil pouches ( same toxic inards though ).

    As for 'what am best lipos?' , use the click the 'search forum' button & type in lipos or batteries; you will get far more useful results that way vs asking the same tired old question & getting fewer & fewer responses each time ( it gets wary after a while as Im sure you can appreciate with such common questions... ).

    At a basic level, you will need a pair of 25-30c 2s ( 7.4v ) lipos, in 4500mah capacity or greater; if you are considering BL in the future, then make that 30-40c 5000mah. You will also need an LVC device to prevent the lipos from over-discharging, along with a lipo charger. All the info you will ever need & more can be located here:

    EREVO FAQ

    TUTORIALS


    Refer to this to find parts, upgrades, batts & chargers etc:

    USEFUL LINKS

    Tutorials page covers BL systems, lipo batts, LVC devices & lipo chargers + charging info; there are links galore to find everything you need too. As for brand of lipos, the Blue lipos, Sky lipos & Gens Ace packs from hobbypartz.com are great value and perform well ( especially in brushed vehicles ), just follow the instructions & advice for charging and looking after the lipos and you wont suffer any incidents.
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    I have never timed my runs, or really broken in a pack. Try talking to the packs manufacturer or vendor to see what the say about it. As for run times, I have always just run until i reach LVC ( low voltage cutoff ) which i've set a little bit higher at 3.5v per cell just to be safe in most cases.
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    I just went Lipo and Dewalt on my Revo last week, the difference in power and runtime is rediculous! I have a kershaw designs LVC and a pair of Gens Ace 5000mah 40C hardshell, 21/68 gearing. I'm probably getting 30min of really hard running and the batteries motor and esc don't even get luke warm....but this is in snow too. I have 2 NiMh packs that I will probably never use again, I'll sell them really cheap, I don't know the specs...

    The GensAce packs were $35 hobbypartz . com, they're not made to fit a revo so I broke them open and rewired them then sealed them back up.

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