I was wondering what size Lipo that I could use on my Stampede XL5. I have a couple 3S 3600 that I use for my quad but was not sure if that size could be used on the pede.
Assuming the XL-5 esc has the LiPo capability 2S is all that is recommended. You will fry it on 3S!!
4 -8 cells NiMH; 2S LiPo
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If it was the older XL-5 without the LVD, he could still run a 2s lipo and just add a battery monitor/alarm to the setup. You can pick up a voltage monitor for a few bucks at many hobby shops. You don't need anything fancy, just something to alert you that the Lipo is getting down to your cut-off voltage.
But definitely do not run anything bigger than a 2s in a stock set-up. That is unless you were wanting to upgrade it in the very near future.
2S will give you insane wheelies, anything bigger and you are just going to break parts, wear out your motor faster and fry your ESC.
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