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    On-board LVC required when using a LVA?

    When running a LiPo the Rustler VXL manual says that i must have the LVC on but do i need to bother if im running a LVA? I plan on setting it to alarm at around 3.5v or 3.6v...

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    If the ESC is LVD equipped, there is no purpose for an LVA.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Interesting. I've read not to rely on the Traxxas LVD as it can cut in prematurely and nobody actually knows what voltage it cuts in at anyway?

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    If you think of the LVD as the final barrier and use the alarm as a warning sign when voltage is getting low and you can set to the voltage which you'd like to stop at. I'm sure the different C ratings has an effect on what voltage the battery is at when it hits the cut off.
    Guide books aren't part of the packaging.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    C rating is a part of it, that is for sure. If the C rating is not high enough, the power system will pull more amps than the battery can provide, making voltage dip.

    Stage 1 on my Traxxas ESC's have been consistently around 3.6v and 3.4 for stage 2.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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