Battery Life

Theostubbs

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How long is everyone getting on what kind of batteries? Go ahead and post!!



I'm using Plazma 3S 3800 35C, and Thunderpower 3S 4300's 35C. I only am getting 15-20 minutes at most during spirited driving on dirt tracks and 10-13 min on gravel and short grass.

I'm finding that the batteries are really sucking... and both sets are sagging real bad, and getting damaged. 35C is not a high enough C rating... or 4000mah is not enough capacity. Definitely a problem for me.

I'm starting to research if anyone has created modified battery trays to handle larger batts?


-Theo
 

Theostubbs

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I've created some custom battery trays. I'm going to start running two 6S 5000mAh batteries. I am hoping this will make for 30+ minute runs, similar to a gasser.

Attached is a picture of the trays, almost complete.

 
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Troyster

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6s 5000mah is impressive. Looks like your battery tray is a perfect size for the battery once you stick a piece of foam (or something) in the front. Well done!! Are you mounting up two of these?
 

Theostubbs

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Yep. I'll mount up two 6S 5000mAh;s. These are the same batteries I use in my Habu 32DF, and my Trex 700E, so it's great that I can make them work with the Super 5SC also.

I hope to get some run times today or tomorrow. Will post, also will post final pics trays complete pictures.

-theo
 

Theostubbs

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Ran 2 sets of batteries. Got over an hour run time each. Not exactly racing speeds, but still great life!
 

silverss

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has anyone used the 5000nimh venom battery hump pack for The Baja ? seen em on eBay for $30 . I have a quality name brand hump pack in my Baja I won't say the name its failing to hold a charge and its not even that old , I think it stuffed up because I left it un charged for nearly a year . I have made my own 6 volt batterys using energizer rechargeables that have lasted longer uncharged and had longer run times too they were only 2500 mah .
 
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