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Need a little help with batteries and waterproofing.

Discussion in 'Electric' started by jacobguthrie, May 27, 2014.

  1. jacobguthrie

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    Hey guys.. I'm needing some quick help. Ok the first thing is what are some really good lipo battery's? I want something with real good run times and that will give my truck some real power..... Number two, I waterproofed my esc but didn't know exactly how to do it so I left the two little battery looking things on it exposed.. my question is can I cover those two little battery type things?? I'll post some pics up if yall need me to
     
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    smc , paranha, max amps, are good batteries, go 2 s and atleast a 50c burst, and atleast 5000mAh, those are not batteries those are Caps. may want to go over them with the waterproof, and yes photos are a must when it comes to problem solving .
     
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    Well I watched an rcsparks video one time and I cut remember if it said to cover them or not so I didn't that's why I havint put my truck in deep water yet but I'll post pictures when I get home.. and wouldn't 3s be best for long runs and speed
     
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    2 cell is pretty standard and just about every esc can handle the 7.4 volts they put out. a 3 cell puts out more voltage (11.1v more volts = more speed) so you would need to find out if your esc handle the extra power .as for run time it makes no difference. a 5000 mah battery is still only 5000 mah no matter how many cells it has.
     
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    Well the bec says 7s I think but the esc can only handle up to 4s
     
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    Ok I got it wrong.. I just looked and it said it can all handle up to 4s lipo
     
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    [​IMG] ok here it is.. These two little caps on the esc chip I didn't know if I should cover them up or not
     

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