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    Blue EZ peak charger

    I have a Traxxas EZ-Peak charger for NiMH packs, It's AC/DC paek charger and has a 4 Amp Fast Charge. Is this a good charger for the 1/16 packs? http://www.amazon.com/EZ-Peak-NiCad-...z-peak+charger
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    Way too high of a charge rate for the 1/16 packs.
    1.2 amp is the ideal fast charge rate as that is the 1C standard. The charger I have linked below would be the fastest safe 1/16 stock pack Traxxas charger that I know of.
    http://traxxas.com/products/parts/ch...2932ezpeak2amp
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    I own a ez-peak4amp, it charges at 1,2,4 amp,and im very pleased with it. part #2931.

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    If that is the case, it would work fine...
    I wonder why none of the advertisements I came across depicted this information? I read "Up to 4 amps" which does not tell one much...
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    i bought mine at future shop,1 month ago, maybe it is discontinued product?!

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    That may be true, But i have not seen any info on it chargering at other amps other then 4. I have an Thonder AC680 charger. It's just like the EZ-peak Plus, But everytime a charge a NiMH on a charger like that they allways get really hot.
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    NiMh is supposed to be warm... hot to some people... when coming off from a charger.
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    Too hot for me, I will prob just use the stock NiMH batt untill it dies then go to BL/LIPO. Anybody know if i can us atleast a 2s lipo on the 1/16 brushed models?
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    Yes, you can.
    Be sure to use a LVA if your ESC is not LVD equipped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    Yes, you can.
    Be sure to use a LVA if your ESC is not LVD equipped.
    Cool, I dont know if it has LVC i am going to use the stock XL2.5 ESC. And what size 2s packs can i use that will fit in the truck?
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    It will say right on the ESC if it has "Low Voltage Detection".
    If not, a LVA (low voltage alarm) can be had on eBay for less than $5 to your door.

    The largest 2S packs I have seen are made by SPC... 2500mAh. I am running cheap-o 2200mAh in parallel and get about 1 hour run times.
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    Wow whats your setup VXL? If so i need to upgrade. lol And i dont have a MERV yet, I'm getting a MERV Brushed edition for x-mas and i'm just trying to find out as much info i can before i get it.
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    VXL? Yes and no... I still have the stock system, but I am running something else right now.
    You can get roughly the same run time with the brushed setup.
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    Thats cool, What setup do you have? I am going to eventuallu upgrade my MERV to BL but i dont want the VXL because i heard alot of people haveing issues with the Mini VXL ESC's. I was thinking of useing a CC motor and ESC since i have the Momba monster in my E-Slayer. But i dont know what my options are.
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    There are lots of options!
    I considered going "big-block" but due to the changes in handling alone.... then adding more power?? it just did not make sense to me. This is why I usually suggest sticking to a 380 sized smaller motor when upgrading power. It will take some different mounting hardware, which I will include part numbers at the end of this post.

    I am currently running what is described in this post:
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...w+installation
    It cost about $60 shipped to my door for the set.

    Just about any 60+ amp 1/10 scale ESC will work. I chose this one due to cost and size... it is cheap and fits well on the 1/16th chassis. My understanding is that the SV2 is another option...

    The motor was chosen due to it being about the same power as stock and a drop in.. also stock power is enough for the terrain I run in. If you want all out insane power, Neu makes a few motors that require some modification, but they produce wayyy more power than stock and barely even break a sweat. They are costly though... over $150 last I priced.



    Here is the parts needed for the "small block"

    7077 Gear cover/Hardware
    7090 Motor Plate
    7060 Motor Mount
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