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    Question Battery question

    I've got a question concerning lipo and nimh batteries.

    Me and a friend both have slash 4x4's.
    I'm about to go for Lipo's, as I currently use the stock nimh batteries, so for me 2S seems like a no brainer.
    However, a friend of mine has got a team orion 9,6V 5100 MaH (8cell) rocket pack.
    I've asked several people, and with mixed reactions:
    How will a 2S lipo compete with this rocket pack?
    Is it advisable for my friend to upgrade to 2S lipo, as he doesn't want to 'downgrade' his ride?

    Thanks in advance.
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    I am no expert in electricity, but here is a bit light reading for you http://sites.google.com/site/tjinguy...arging-how-tos.

    From what I know the Nimh will loose voltage quickly and keep draining where as a Lipo will hold a much more consistent voltage and then stop at the low voltage cutoff.

    Try searching the forms here there is MANY threads going into great depths about this.

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    If the cars are geared the same the 8 cell nimh pack will be faster (until its voltage drops)

    volts = speed

    8 cell nimh pack - 9.6v nominal, 11.6v fully charged
    2s lipo - 7.4v nominal, 8.4v fully charged

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    Currently have 3 (slash4x4)trucks and a PEDE 4x4 , we do alot of parking lot racing and have found.

    The 7cell 3000mah nimh pack is indeed faster 5-10% for about 2 min then the 2s (5000mah) lipo's keep going and the nimh keeps getting slower and slower till dead, 15-20min. Kid switches up and same thing all along the 2s is running approx same. then within a min or 2 they both need batts. Exception is the youngest (4yrs) with PEDE he runs on Training mode, goes for ever

    So this spring I uped the gearing to 14/54 in the lipo trucks and the kid running nimh is barelly faster and continues to get slower. He says the other day

    "when can I start running LIPO's"
    So ya the NIMH is slightly faster but FADES steadily .

    Go with 2s Lipo's , 5000mah, 30c minimum

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    Thanks for the quick replies and the link!
    I'll definately be going for LIPO's, the NimH beiing slightly faster is good news for my friend, as he's short on cash at the moment.
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