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    Lipo Questions?

    OK, So I have a few questions about lipos.
    Do you charge the lipo through the balancing plug, the TRX plug or both on the Onyx 230?
    Does the Onyx 230 balance lipos as well?
    Do you need a lipo sack? or is it just a money grabbing scheme?
    Is this a good cheap lipo charger?
    http://www.greathobbies.com/producti...rod_id=VEN0653
    Does that charger use the balancing plug to charge the lipo? Does that charger balance?

    I would like to invest in lipos in the next few months after my wallet recovers from all the other stuff I ordered, but I have no clue about how to charge them and what not?

    thanks
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    there's a separate plug for charging and balancing.
    a lipo sack is not necessary if you careful but i would get one anyway i use it every time i charge, Onyx 230 does not state thats it has a port for a balancing tap but i never used one so some one else answer this one.i wouldn't but the venom lipo charger. Theres No Info On It...... No Specs

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    Hi if you get the duratrax charger you need to also buy a lipo balancer to properly balance charge lipos..because out of balance lipos is one of the most problems in lipo fires....
    Go with a hyperion charger for lipos they are great for charging lipo packs.
    Thanks
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    How about these lipos?
    http://www.*********.com/*********/s...idProduct=6350
    and this charger?
    http://www.*********.com/*********/s...idProduct=3823
    thats a good budget setup, id say but again i dont know much about lipos.
    thanks
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    Never used those lipos but it looks ok...I got this charger and it worked awesome lots of guy's got them on rcgroups.com and are raving about it on a post about the charger.
    http://www.*********.com/*********/s...r_&_Discharger
    Thanks
    Z....

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    would those lipos fit in my slash? the ***** lipos?
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    Hi not sure you will have to do measurments.
    Thanks
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    Yeah, they'll fit but here is a link for the venom charger with specs
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXPZT6&P=ML

    which lipos would you guys get?
    these ***** ones for 59$
    http://www.*********.com/*********/s...idProduct=6350
    or these SPC ones for 75$
    http://specpointbatteries.com/index.php?productID=61

    which one will give me more power? which one will give me more runtime?
    Thanks
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    The *****'s have more power (they're 3S) I have two of these and they are FANTASTIC! They've got a 20-30c discharge rate vs. the spc's 12c

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yammyboy123
    Yeah, they'll fit but here is a link for the venom charger with specs
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXPZT6&P=ML

    which lipos would you guys get?
    these ***** ones for 59$
    http://www.*********.com/*********/s...idProduct=6350
    or these SPC ones for 75$
    http://specpointbatteries.com/index.php?productID=61

    which one will give me more power? which one will give me more runtime?
    Thanks
    That venom charger is not good it only charges at very low amprage it will take for ever to charge a 5000 pack.... I would get the one i reccomended up top for the $$ it's the best bang for the buck out there.
    Thanks
    Z....

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    ya, if i do get lipos, it'll be 2 *****'s and an onyx 230 charger. That'll be a while probably because I still need to send my promatch 4600's back!
    Rustler VXL, all FLM and RPM!

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