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    battery for slash platinum (if i can get it)

    hi there, i am probably going to get a slash and i was wondering wich batteries will give me the most power (the 60+ mph). i herd 6S is plenty but is that 2 3S? or only a single one? the voltage, everything. and wich brand is very good (or the best from your point of view). thx a lot!

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    You are only going to want to run a max of 3s on a vxl motor system.
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    how many 3s packs can i put at a time. how long would 2 3s 5000 mah last?

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    The vxl has a 3s limit,just one three cell,and the 6o mph is possible,but wouldn't expect it to run like that all the time.
    Imo that's a way to sell trucks,but it will do 60mph,but the truck is for me,near impossible to control after 50mph.
    Quote Originally Posted by newbie_5015 View Post
    hi there, i am probably going to get a slash and i was wondering wich batteries will give me the most power (the 60+ mph). i herd 6S is plenty but is that 2 3S? or only a single one? the voltage, everything. and wich brand is very good (or the best from your point of view). thx a lot!

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    you should only run one at a time on the stock electronics. One 5000 mah will last about 20-25 minutes depending on terrain etc.You could only run (2) 3s lipos if you were to have a Castle Creations Mamba Monster or something smilar.
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    how much would a 3s 5000 mah battery cost. what do you guys run?

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    The velineon motor wont take it,no mater what esc.
    It all so has a 3s limit,it wont last long running it on anything more than 3s.
    Quote Originally Posted by TIgers32137 View Post
    you should only run one at a time on the stock electronics. One 5000 mah will last about 20-25 minutes depending on terrain etc.You could only run (2) 3s lipos if you were to have a Castle Creations Mamba Monster or something smilar.
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    A 3s battery is going to be in the $60+ range. Everone has there own belief on what are the best batteries.
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBAKP&P=7
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXZDV9&P=ML
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXBLNG&P=ML
    There is a couple options

    I meant the whole system. That has a 6s limit on the esc and motor

    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    The velineon motor wont take it,no mater what esc.
    It all so has a 3s limit,it wont last long running it on anything more than 3s.
    I meant the whole system. That has a 6s limit on the esc and motor
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    would lower mah be better (cost per mah)

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    http://www.rogershobbycenter.com/lipoguide/
    Take a read on this it will give you a little background behind lipos
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    thx, for the info, but can someone tell me if many lower (2200) mah batteries wich cost a lot less are be better then a big 5000 mah battery that cost 60$

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBAKP&P=7
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    The mah is basically the runtime. The smaller 2200 batteries will have the same power but only last about half that the 5000 will as far as runtime goes.
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    i meant about the cost is the bigger battery worth it or should i go for many small ones

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    the bigger is far better. It will fit in the battery tray better and allow more playtime per charge.
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    The smaller mah battery's cant but out as high of an amp age,or c rating
    2200x30=66amps, 5000x30=150amps.
    The number 30 is the c rating.
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    i meant about the cost is the bigger battery worth it or should i go for many small ones
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    thx a lot, it was very helpful. while we are on the subject, do you recomend any chargers

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    You want the best you can afford for lipos,I have a onyx 235,it was 89 bucks I think,and will upgrade soon,imo I wouldn't start any lower than that,if its in your price range.
    There are cheaper one's that work,that's just mt opinion.
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    Hitec X-1 is a great and easy to program charger. $70.00 keeps it low in the price range also. You can charge up to 6s lipo but also charge NIMH, NICD, PB batteries and more.
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    how's traxxas' charger? its 130$, is it any better?

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    Its basically the same thing rebranded with Traxxas's name on it. The only thing more they give you is a Traxxas charge adapter that you can make for about $2 or buy for about $8.
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    You need to shop more the traxxas ez peak can be bought for $79.
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    how's traxxas' charger? its 130$, is it any better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    You need to shop more the traxxas ez peak can be bought for $79.
    do you have the link?

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    Just go to amazon.com,and traxxas ez peak chargers.
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...+peak+chargers
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