All Lipo's should be balance charged. Your charger doesn't have to do it tho. You can buy a blinky or other balance board to keep the battery's balanced. For best life balance charging is nessecary. A good Charger pays for itself pretty fast
the trick to the deans connectors is to take the male and female side and mate the 2 connectors first to keep the -pins from shifting- then solder using standard 60/40 electrical solder. don't forget to install the heat shrink tubing "BEFORE" you solder and keep it away from the iron so it dosnt shrink before you can slide it over the bare wires.
You would have to change the connector since this battery has a XT60 connector (or use an adapter). Also, this battery is quite a lot heavier than the original 1300mAh and the dimensions are bigger, so here are some questions for you: Can the heli carry the extra weight, can you place the battery so the resulting center of gravity remains close to the main shaft and does this battery fit within the canopy? Sorry, more questions than answers I'm afraid! :-)
It is very easy to solder on a new connector. Its easier if get a little solder on the wire and the connector. After they both have a little layer of solder it does take as much heat to bring them together for a strong joint. I run 5.5mm bullets on everything. They handle way more amps then a deans connector!
I have a trx connector on my traxxas rustler XL-5 if I change this to a trx connector would it be to powerful for my XL-5 or would it work perfectly ? If not , can some body help me find good lipo and nimh batteries for my rustler XL-5 .
It depends on what you are using it for. Any ESC that can handle 2s Lipo, and Ideally one that has a built in Lipo cut off, that cuts the power to your vehicle when the battery is low to prevent damage. I've used this battery in a traxxas XL-5, mamba Max and about 10 others. i have never had a problem with heat or damage to the esc. Just don't let the battery drain below 3.4v per cell.
These are the dimensions for the Tamiya TA05:
Chassis Length: 366mm, Width: 188mm?Wheelbase: 257mm
These are the battery dimensions: length 148 width 16mm, height 49mm
I suppose it could fit,why not measure it by yourself,one of my friends tried one in his car (not a Tamiya) and didn't fit,too much length
If you want to use this battery on your tamiya plugged' ESC you will need female tamiya plugs for your batteries. (be careful with your lipo cut out)
I have bought the same batteries but opted for gold plated DEANS/TPLUG connectors
Lipo packs have a very large discharge rate. You will need to get a better connector than a Tamiya in order to avoid connector meltdown. I would recommend the XT-60, Deans, or Traxxas Connectors.
Therefore, you will need a Male connector to replace on your ESC and a Female connector for your battery pack. Good luck!
Tamiya plugs are not a good connector for these batteries. They have alot of resistance and in some instances can melt. Your best bet is buying the bullet connector that the battery has and changing your esc to that plug for more security
For practical use you can just measure the voltage at a couple of different current loads and calculate the effective resistance from that e.g. if you have a pack which gives 11.5V at 5A and goes down to 11V at 10A the resistance is
11.5 - 11 / 10 - 5 = 0.5/5 = 0.1 ohms
Since that will be a 3S lipo the resistance/cell will be 0.033
All the calc programs need is a value per cell to work out the reduction in voltage under a particular load.
whats a good charger for this battery,and a 3s battery? i have a stampede vxl i wanna put these batteries in but im new to lipos and i want a charger thats easy for a newbie,but takes care of both batteries
I would recommend the Accucell 8, www.link charger will do 150 watts so you can charge your 5000 mah at a full 1C charge rate (5 amps) which is the ideal charge rate. You'll also be able to charge bigger batteries in the future if you get into other types of R/C hobby. And at this price, between $40-50, you will not find a better charger!
Turnigy Accucel-6 and IMAX Power Supply 100~240v 5A
I own both of these and the lipo you own, works great and have been using for just over a year now with no problems. (You need both, one is the charger, the other is the power supply for the charger!)
Any reason why buying this for a car instead of the hardcase version which also come cheaper?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh _viewItem.asp?idProduct=10098&Product_Name=Turnigy_5 000mAh_2S1P_20C_hardcase_pack
Need second pair for my erevo
if you chose "registered air mail" it could take 3 weeks, if not 4. it should usually take about 8 days to hit California. then whatever Ground is from there via USPS. they are the final contractor to handle the package. if the carrier gets to your house and you aren't there to receive the package, they don't try again for 3 days and will send it back after 30. so check your local post office. be sure to bring ID and your tracking number.
it depends on gearing and terrain. if you use speed gearing on rough terrain it will probably last (conservatively) ~30 minutes. your motor and ESC will be very hot. if you use bashing gears on smooth terrain and don't constantly have it on full throttle, you will probably get in excess of 45 minutes. i am using these in a slash 4x4 right now and i am getting an average of 40 minutes with speed gears on smooth/rough suurfaces (80%/20% respectively)
a little faster that stock and a little longer run time the best part is the punch your rustler should be able to do wheelies on demand. i run these on a blitz the wheelies are from half to full throttle.
its got a 4600kv ez run motor 23t pinion 85t spur.
In my VXL powered slash with the stock pinion/spur i get 38mph but it gets there insanely fast. With better gearing I bet i could go much faster. Wide open, it lasts about 20min but if you're not too hard you can get 30min out of it.
depends on your gearing and your trigger finger. if you are geared for speed runs and go offroad at full tilt 100% of the time, then look for about 15-20 minutes. if you are bashing with offroad gearing, with 40-50% throttle, then look for about 30-45 minutes. geared as high as recommended for the system you should be able to hit about 50mph if you use 3s instead you should hit close to 75mph. never ever take these gear ratios offroad. you will demagnetize your motor. or even fry your VXL esc.
How it will last will depend on how you are driving it. If you drive it up hills or high speed passes (full trigger) it will result in a much faster dis charge than if you were to casual drive it around on level surface. Regarding the speed, it can depend on the gearing of the truck with stock setup assuming you have not changed your pinion or spur gear this battery should produce around 30mph.
Mine lasts 20-30 mins in my losi strike on full power
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aplusplusplus great for my erevo brushless. run great. these are 20-30c
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Will these batteries fit in a T4 or Slash?
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Perfect batteries for the Traxxas Slash. Long run times 25 minutes on a medium sized track. Still cool to the touch when finished. Out performed my friends Team Checkpoint 5400mah $120.00 battery. He ran out of power and I was still racing. You must cut a small slit in the battery tray for the wires, but it only takes two minutes. I would recomed these batteries to Slash owners!