Do you find a very noticeable difference between the 30C & 70C? What are some noticeable differences if so...? I've been looking into switching to LiPo and I am very new at all of this!!Dinogy Sport 6000mAh 30C 2S
LHS 5200mAh 70C 2S
The 70C runs a lot harder than the 30C. Was worth the extra money.
I'm gonna have to read this a few times, it's confusing yet at the same time very informative, Thanks!I started driving with two Venom 4000mAh 20C LiPo batteries. When I started racing I purchased a couple of 4600mAh 90C LiPo batteries. Switching between the batteries I did notice a difference in the acceleration and "punch" of the power system.
Here's some math:
4000mAh (4A) x 20C = 80A continuous discharge
This means that the battery can safely provide 80 Amps of current to the ESC and motor.
4600 mAh (4.6A) x 90C = 414A continuous discharge. Yep. BIG difference.
Higher "C" rates mean that the battery can provide plenty of current to powerful motors (important in racing) but I am not aware of any conventional ESC in racing that can actually draw that kind of current! I've seen ESCs that can draw 150A, and there may be others that draw more, but not 400 Amps! Many "sport" ESC's draw 40, 60, or 80A.
However, as you spend more time in this hobby, you'll discover that the "C" rating is a somewhat nebulous spec and the subject of much discussion. Generally the higher the "C" rating, the lower the internal resistance and the better able the battery is able to deliver higher sustained current (Amps).
Here's a pretty good overview of battery technology and terminology: rogershobbycenter.com/lipoguide/
I need a nice budget Lipo that is pretty safe and that could go into the AMPLiPo's batteries range from all price points to really cheap (in every sense of the word) to crazy expensive and some are better than others obviously. For the price I personally think that SPC and SMC LiPo batteries are a great combo for price / quality.
So, what's your battery of choice? Hopefully this thread can help out someone who is just getting into the hobby or someone who is looking for a different pack to try.
Yeah Venom's rock, I have a 20c 4000 mah I've had for 4 years. Still going strong. Also love the universal connector. They are more expensive, but worth it in the end (and as @zukicidal mentioned, the warranty... gotta love it!).I’ve had good luck with Venom so far. One of my 5000/20c 2s batteries puffed up and they sent me a new one free. Even upgraded me to a 25c at no charge. Great customer service!