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    Batteries for X-Maxx 8s

    Im thinking about asking for an X-Maxx for my birthday. (It's in February) And I would like to know what would be some good 4s batteries that have good life time and reasonably cheap.

    Thanks, D3x

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    I have SMC and they don't have much longevity. The capacity and punch falls off very quickly and I'm not a heavy user. For someone that is running their RCs once to 3 times a week wouldn't get 6 months out of an smc.

    Although they have new graphene packs which I may try. The x maxx is big and heavy, so its hard on everything including batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxx_Adam View Post
    I have SMC and they don't have much longevity. The capacity and punch falls off very quickly and I'm not a heavy user. For someone that is running their RCs once to 3 times a week wouldn't get 6 months out of an smc. Sent from my SM-N975W using Tapatalk

    Wow, Iím surprised. I own SMC and love them. Though Iím running the graphene version, maybe thatís the difference.
    For reference, what Iím running.

    http://www.smc-racing.com/index.php?...product_id=585

    Only complaint is theyíre a bit heavy. But what do you expect for 9700 mah. Run for ever!

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    Are you recommending getting 2 of the SMC graphene battery’s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by D3x View Post
    Are you recommending getting 2 of the SMC graphene batteryís?
    The SMC are one of the best batteries for X-Maxx, many mates use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmacine View Post
    The SMC are one of the best batteries for X-Maxx, many mates use it.
    Ok, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxx_Adam View Post
    I have SMC and they don't have much longevity. The capacity and punch falls off very quickly and I'm not a heavy user. For someone that is running their RCs once to 3 times a week wouldn't get 6 months out of an smc.

    Although they have new graphene packs which I may try. The x maxx is big and heavy, so its hard on everything including batteries.

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    It's possible you got a bad set of lipos, it can happen. DEFINITELY not the norm to hear anyone complain about SMC batteries. I have two I bought 2 years ago and these are the BEST lipos I've owned. They still balance charge, every, single cell, perfectly! After 2 years, they still work great for me!

    Like I said, it's possible to get a dud with any brand but this has got to be the first time I've heard someone complain about SMC lipos...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickerz View Post
    It's possible you got a bad set of lipos, it can happen. DEFINITELY not the norm to hear anyone complain about SMC batteries. I have two I bought 2 years ago and these are the BEST lipos I've owned. They still balance charge, every, single cell, perfectly! After 2 years, they still work great for me!

    Like I said, it's possible to get a dud with any brand but this has got to be the first time I've heard someone complain about SMC lipos...
    I sure hope so, I have SMC in my erevo and SCT and they've been fine, but the 4s have been underwhelming.

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    I've been using 5000 mah 45c with good results so far, not bad price.


    As you may have seen the brand was edited by the language filter. There is a certain company in the far east where Traxxas has stated we are not to mention or reference them. Honor their requests here in their home. Thanks.
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    I used Zop batteries on my upgraded Xmaxx and surprisingly they run great! Will compare to my SMC Graphene V2 packs when I run them soon. Also will compare to Powerhobby batts as well.

    Domineazy

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    I run the HRB 6000mah 60c 4s and can be had online at A**z*n for about $100 a pair, no complaints. The fit well with room to spare, TRX plugs and have a quality feel to them. Good runtime, 20 minutes or more.

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    I use two kinds of batteries for my truck, one pair of ULTIMATE 4S 4800mAh 110C, and one pair of GAONENG 4S 6500mAh 110C, works awesome for me.

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    I use smc. I have not had any issues with them. Have them from my merv , rustler, erevo and xmaxx...

    Lectron pros 3s I got sucked and didn't last long before they would hit lvc stage 1 on wot even fully charged. In erevo

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