I had some questions that two days of searching has yielded no real results. I have the 1/16 E-Revo, and I am upgrading to the Brushless 380 and VXL ESC. Along with that, my dream battery setup is a safe LiPo parallel set. I am currently looking at two different Traxxas batteries, the 25C 7.4V 2S (2200mAh) and the 25C 11.1V 3S (1400 mAh). I am going to buy two of one of these choices, so along with these, I have two questions:
1) Both batteries have reviews placing the run times in parallel around 45 mins to an hour, but logic would suggest the 2200 mAh battery to have a longer runtime, am I missing something here? If they have comparable runtimes, what are the advantages/disadvantages of each?
2) To run safely in parallel, but with an ESC with only one LVC connection, how do I maintain LVC for both batteries on the Traxxas LVC? Can I permanently parallel these batteries together and charge them/run them off one balance connector (I.E., forever treat them as one battery)?
Thanks for the help, I figured an updated response to these questions would be helpful to more than just me!