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These are what I'm ordering next. How do you like them and what sort of runtime are you getting.I just bought spc racinghard case lipos and they fit perfectly in the nero with stock foam blocks... 7200mah 70c 3s. Much better battery than the onyx 5400mah 50c 3s ive been using. For the money i would say this battery is perfect. 147 with shipping.
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If I had a local hobby store I'd be more inclined to pick up packs at the best price with whatever connector they had on them but my nearest shop is 40 miles and he is kind of a jerk to you if you want service on anything you didn't buy there. I used to build my NIMH racing packs with loose matched cells and battery bars but I'm not inclined to short out a lipo pack and kill it or set it on fire. My soldering skills are pretty rusty.my local hobby store charges five bucks to soder connectors. I just go by and its 10 minutes...
Yes, my onyx batteries i have 5400mah 3s 50c are doing same thing... i have a traxxas 3s that has been puffed for months it still works just don't like using it they puff cus they are not big enough they get very hot i do not like them at all... i have a brand new one i used 3 times and i wanna sell it... both my others puffed bad last night in kraton... im taking them back to lhs and having them replaced for 79 bux they should last more than a fuckin month... im not at all impressed with them.Josh - my 50c onyx batteries seem to be swelling up. It's like they are deciding to balloon like the prolines lol. What's that about? Are they dying? I just got them with the Nero.why does that happen?
Im getting sround 30 minutes maybe more... i haven't realy paid attention. Broke a rocker post today so i am ordering parts again lol...No
Spc doesn't ship with xt90 connector. You have a choice of either Deans or traxxas and they won't ship without any connectors. I've verified already as I wanted them without any connector and they stated that it'd due to regulations.
These are what I'm ordering next. How do you like them and what sort of runtime are you getting.
I have the 2s 6500mah and ive only ran it once and it gave me about 20min playing time.
I have a smc 4s 6500mah 65c battery i am very happy with. The reason i did not buy more smc is i wanted hardcase the soft packs take a beating in my kraton. Smc and spc are both very good batteries. Ive read many reviews of both. My onyx batteries that are a month or so old are both puffing, my trucks are stock except nero has 444oz/in servo and kraton has badlands and a 16 tooth pinion. I got 61 mph out of kraton the other day with the onxy batteries i just don't think an 80 dollar battery should puff after a month. I balance charge them every time and i let themcool completely before recharging them. I storage charge if im having down time. They still puffed... i am not impressed with the onyx batteries and will be taking them back to my lhs where i purchased them and my nero. If they get replaced and they should then im selling them. Its nice smc has xt90 connectors option. my lhs has swapoed out all my vehicles running 3s or more to xt90 i have about 15 sets so for me its not a big deal spc does not have them im happy i get to use all the connectors i bought. The battery on the left is one i got when i bought my nero the one on the right is brand new excatly one week ago, its been ran 3 times. I will never buy another onyx battery just like i will not buy traxxas batteries again... expensive lesson learned.Since we're talking batteries! I just received a pair of SMC 2s 60c 9000mah bigguns. I asked for XT90's as well and they delivered.
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I wanted a set of longer running 4s power so the Nero wouldn't be as nutty as it is on 6s. I haven't run these yet as it's dark and they're still charging.
They fit perfectly width and height wise, and are about an inch longer than the default Onyx 5400's.
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And just in case anyone had doubts, SMC does test each of their batteries:
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I'll post back after I give these a full run!