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    Series 3S in a 1/16E-Revo

    Good afternoon,

    Is it possible to run 2 3S batteries in series in a 1/16 E-Revo? If so, what is the part number for the series plug? If not, let me know that as well.

    The reason I am asking is I am pretty sure I ran 3S batteries in series in the past. It has been awhile since I used these units and now I have to get new batteries because Traxxas changed up their batteries, don't know when that happened...but like I said it's been awhile.
    Thanks, K.

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    That would equate to a 6S battery. You might be on your own there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoopidfast View Post
    Good afternoon,

    Is it possible to run 2 3S batteries in series in a 1/16 E-Revo? If so, what is the part number for the series plug? If not, let me know that as well.

    The reason I am asking is I am pretty sure I ran 3S batteries in series in the past. It has been awhile since I used these units and now I have to get new batteries because Traxxas changed up their batteries, don't know when that happened...but like I said it's been awhile.
    Thanks, K.
    You didn't run 3s LiPo batteries in series. It was running two NiMh batteries in series on the brushless models (VXL-3m ESC).

    You have never been able to run 2 LiPo batteries in series without changing out the ESC's with ones that can handle the higher voltages.

    Not sure what your thinking about the batteries? Traxxas still offers a NiMh battery, a 2s LiPo battery, and 2 3s LiPo battery. The only thing that changed is the battery plugs have changed over to their ID connectors.

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    On the other had, a 6S mini erevo could be entertaining, albeit completely uncontrollable. Haha. Definitely need something other than stock electronics for that.

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    Maybe you ran 2 3s batteries in parallel? You can't do this with the newer connector, but I'm pretty sure the old connector allowed for this.

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    Awesome! thanks for all the input. The ESC and motor is not stock, I believe it is all Castle Creations. I will confirm and repost.
    The battery connectors is what I was referring to when I said they changed the batteries up. Not sure if they have an adapter for the new style connectors or if I have to update all the ESC's to the new style battery plug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoopidfast View Post
    The battery connectors is what I was referring to when I said they changed the batteries up. Not sure if they have an adapter for the new style connectors or if I have to update all the ESC's to the new style battery plug.
    No adapters needed. The new ID connectors work with the original Traxxas connectors.

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    NiMH can be run in series or Parallel - which there are two different adapters to handle each of those scenarios. The old adapters from Traxxas allowed LiPos to also be plugged in - which in series, blows up the ESC, but in parallel will give you 2s or 3s power for a longer duration. The current Traxxas parallel adapter has a tab on it to prevent LiPos from being plugged in. There ARE non-traxxas parallel adapters that are still made that can use LiPos - some battery brands offer it with their batteries.

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