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    Lipo c rating question

    Hey guys!

    I want to buy a Venom 3s 5000mah 35c or 50c lipo because I've been running 25c lipos in my spartan and they just keep blowing up (I also run them in my Rustler vxl). I was wondering if i ran a higher c rating, would it damage my esc or motor or make them overheat? Or would running 50c instead of 35c cause no harm? I am undecided between the 50c or the 35c because I'm not sure if the higher c will damage something.

    Many thanks!

    Patrick

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    50c will be fine.

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    Thanks! Would it also be okay with the velineon system in the Rustler vxl?

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    Yes. Higher C the better...It's actually better for your electronics.
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    Thanks for the help guys!

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    The c rating is how much energy your battery can put out in a short period of time the higher the rating the more power you can get out of the battery
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    Quote Originally Posted by patdaigle10 View Post
    I want to buy a Venom 3s 5000mah 35c or 50c lipo because I've been running 25c lipos in my spartan and they just keep blowing up (I also run them in my Rustler vxl).
    Blowing up, how?

    If they are puffing, then you are doing something wrong, charging them wrong, storing them wrong, running them wrong... How many packs have you gone through?

    And yes, the C rating is just how much power the battery can provide in a burst. To figure out the total, take the capacity of the pack and times it by the C-rating. If you run a 50C pack, and your electronics can only pull 30C, no big deal.
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