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Old 01-14-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
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Default Low cg battery plate nimh battery

Hey guys. I need a new battery for my rig and I don't want to go lipo. I'm running a strc bta battery plate and I was wondering what the best cell count and mah size and config u guys have found that fits on the plate the best. Thanks guys
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:37 PM   #2
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i made a batt plate for the front of my crawler the tigress that held an 8 cell pack i also made .......bob



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Old 01-15-2011, 04:43 PM   #3
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Anybody else got any ideas? I'm running a bug body so it can't be that tall.
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:48 PM   #4
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you can do separate plates on the axle and run a split pack
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I'm using a 7cell pack in the same place, but it lays flat and runs up over the upper links.
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Anybody else got any ideas? I'm running a bug body so it can't be that tall.
Yea you can basically configure any shape you want as long as you get the voltage/amperage correct. It's cool!

I also run the Bug body and know what ya mean.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:51 AM   #7
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What type of cells are u running in large cell counts? Sub c's or smaller? And will the axle battery plates work even though I'm running the lower cg plate.

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Old 01-16-2011, 02:42 PM   #8
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Mine was a Traxxass 7 cell flat pack that I relocated the end battery to sit in the middle of the pack. I have my electronics on a link plate on the rear so the front is clear for the battery. Here is a pic of my truck before I relocated my electronics.

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Old 01-16-2011, 06:41 PM   #9
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Too much weight on the front end isn't bad? I want to go with something like a 3600 mah cell for run time but I think that may be to big. I have a 5 cell hump 5000 mah on the low cg plate now but it seems like everyone wants to run higher voltage packs for some reason
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:11 PM   #10
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A higher voltage battery was a fraction the cost of a lower turn motor. Pumping more voltage into the stock 55t motor gives you more speed. I'm using a Sidewinder ESC which can handle a 3s lipo, so 8.4V NiMh is nothing for it. Not to mention, like you brought up, weight up on the front is a good thing, it helps your tires bite and not bounce. Once I do go Lipo, I'm going to have to add more wheel weight or something to make up the difference.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:44 AM   #11
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you can do separate plates on the axle and run a split pack
This is what I'd do as well. Center your servo, and run a split pack on each side. But honestly I'd go with Lipo's.
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