I just ordered 2 ***** LiPo 2200mah 2s 20c batteries Not only did they take 3 MONTHS to get here, but when they did, both batteries IMMEDIATELY didn't work out of the box. After some digging, I found they both had THE SAME poor connection on the positive terminal. I didn't want to waste my money sending them back and waiting another 6 months and paying shipping to send them to/from ching chong land, wherever they came from, for half the price of the batteries, so I opened them up and tried to solder the connections for nearly 3 hours. I was unsuccessful.
This post has been edited to remove the name of a website that is not allowed on this forum. Please do not mention that site by name here or attempt to link to it.
I bought these because they seemed to have a good reputation from a few people and some good reviews on their website. Apparently the reviews are fabricated. Buyer beware.
Last edited by Dadx2mj; 04-20-2012 at 05:46 PM.
I like them.
just because you got 2 batteries that were bad doesnt mean all are bad.....
many people run them here without issues, i have 2 3s batts in my aresenal, but have not yet used them yet
I recommend investing about $10 more for some quality batteries
Does more $ = More fun?
it wouldn't... battery connectors are chaep, and easy to install.... its a toy car, if you want somehting you dont have to solder, or work on, get a disposable tyco......
also, that site is not allowed to be talked about on the traxxas forum. trying to get around the rules will result in disciplinary action from the traxxas forum, and might jeopardize your patronage as a member here.....
Too many quality control and fit issues for my liking. I'll give my business to battery vendors with a better reputation and who stand behind their products better. Just my personal preference.
Rusty - MERV - Pede 4x4-Alias
SPC Lipo Power
Sorry about the link issue. I was aware of the linking policy, but didnt know that I wasnt allowed to MENTION a vendor who sells a product that you dont.
And it wasnt the CONNECTOR, it was the CONNECTION. The internal one in the battery.
Im sorry with a battery name like ***** they just sound cheap as all get out lol
Anybody have recommendations for batteries with better quality control?
STRC Slash 4x4
Hobby Hut Raceway, Audubon Pa.
I have over 30 of them (bought before Traxxas offered their LiPos) and I don't have a problem with them... You're basing your opinion on only 2 of them? I don't think it's fair... And, just in case, I don't get paid or offered free stuff from them to say these things... Just my personal opinion from using them over the past 2 years... I forgot about the shipping, you get what you paid for... I usually get my batteries in two weeks, if I pay more shipping, 5 business days...
Last edited by danielhr77; 04-23-2012 at 02:58 PM.
He Who Dies With the Most Toys Wins.
Only 2 of them? That have the exact same defect? I think that says a lot about the company. Maybe that's just me.
Anyway. I just went to the store and all they had was the store brand and Traxxas batteries. So I picked up the Traxxas batteries. Put them in 4S and had them out for one session and the magic smoke got out of the ESC. Kinda knew that was gonna happen. But boy was it fun! Time for another upgrade!