hi,i'm brand new to the world of 'rc'. absolutly love it! so far i have a 1/16 summit vxl,bullet st flux,hsp brontosaurus,hsp xstr top pro and a 1/16 monster beatle from hk,all running lipo.my question is,how do i read the label to corectly choose battery? example,3300mah 30c,50c burst,my cars r all unmodified straight out of the box and i know you get what you pay for with hsp but my two kids and i have heaps of fun with all of them i just need to be more inform when it comes to lipos.
With kids and smaller RC cars you might consider 2S batteries. The lower voltage from a 2S will mean it cars run a little slower and perhaps safer. To determine what battery is best suited to a particular car you’*ll need to do some homework. The manuals might have their optional LiPo listed at the back with a parts list. The specs from these batteries eg mAH and C ratings should provide a good starting point for batteries (you can always go higher). The problem I had was matching the size (HxWxD) to fit the car, so measure carefully and consider the wiring sticking out.
Also what type of charger do you use. Have read quite alot of forums before purchasing my charger. I purchased the Swallow AC/DC as it had good feedback of when testing batteries it charged the cells evenly. I do know of cases where the owners of B6al chargers werent charging cells evenly. All though not necessary are you using your balance cable. That alsohelps to keep cells charged evenly.
Not too happy with this one only just arived last week .Voltages good in all cells balanced fine, Used once in my onroad car checked cells all ok and charged back up to 4.2 volts all cells. Went to use the next day and found car slow and checked battery to fined 1 cell on 1.5volts and others on 4.2. But in lipo warrenty is not coverd due to being used once and scratches on battery from being in car.
Bought these Turnigy Lipos and charged with my swallow charger. Absolutely push my daughter short course truck along beautifully.
Great batteries. I bought two for a quadcopter build (one spare). They easily power my four motors. They are a little heavy so consider the weight for anything that flys. All cells came well balanced and have remained that way.