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  1. #1
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    what is the difference between a series/parallel connector?

    it is what the title says...

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    Series doubles your voltage which increases speed and heat

    Parallel doubles your mAh which increases your run time
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    what would you recommend to do? (i will get a esc fan)

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    Series is for a couple runs up and down the street on 2 NiMh and the speed gear.

    Parallel you use with 2 NiMh or 2 2s Lipo and as Jimmy stated increases your run-time.

    Series is not recommended without the right precautions.
    Everything overpowered...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adtelesco View Post
    what would you recommend to do? (i will get a esc fan)

    depends on what your goal is


    i wouldnt run the series connector on the stock esc.. in stock trim, the esc is great, but when you start adding more power and modifying the vehicle, it can't keep up with the demand, and the esc dies

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    okay you guys have helped a lot, btw my goal is a little more speed and MORE run time

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    then just run it in parallel, it will provide more amps under load, so that should help it out a minimal amount, but you will get longer run times, double, or close

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    thanks gettin a mini erevo for xmas and wanted to know what to get.

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    I picked up some 8.4V 1300mAh NiMH packs. Haven't had a chance to try 'em out, yet ... but I'm hoping for a "best of both worlds" compromise: That the extra 1.2V will bump the speed "a little", without overloading the stock ESC ... while still running two packs in parallel for the extra run-time.

    Anyone else tried these? (And, no - I have NO intention of ever running THESE in series! )
    1/10 Summit (x2)
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    1/16 E-Revo b/l

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    I’m installing a max6 esc for general use,,,then I should run the parallel setup,,it’s going into a x maxx

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