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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. ReglarGuy's Avatar
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    Battery Question

    I received my first batch of SMC batteries today, so now I can proudly say that I am no longer a SMC battery virgin. The ones I got are in a hard case. I have always gotten the soft case. My question is: What's the advantage/disadvantage of a hard case and soft case batteries?

    You all have always had nothing but praise for these SMC batteries, so I asked for a couple of sets for Christmas to give them a try. My only understanding about hard case vs soft case was that hard case protects the batteries and is required for racing, but I don't know for sure if that's true. And, if that's the only advantage/disadvantage between these two types of batteries.
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    JM2C... they run a little cooler. not having the case to hold the heat in.
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    like said above soft case may run a tad cooler but the hard case I believe will take more physical abuse(big jumps and crashes lol) and hard case is usually mandatory when racing.Nice screen shot 87GN.

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    So, from a non racing stand point there really isn't much of a difference. Okay, thanks.
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    my soft case batteries show more wear and tear than my hard case ones. Make sure to do the battery strap flip for the smc hard cases. I runs those as well. They are super tight fit until you flip the strap upside down then they are perfect.

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    The hard case can allow you to run bullet connectors at the battery if you choose that option, while the soft cases are all wired. Tho, I prefer wired regardless and I have to run a hard case LiPo for ROAR racing.
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    Good to know, thank you.
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