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Old Nov 14, 2006, 01:56 PM
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'C' - rating of older blue-stripe Thunder Power ?

the pack is 2 or 3 years old. 2x1300 TP. and the label does not
say what the C-rating is.
i need to know if it can run a himax 2015-5400 .

also do you know how the individual cells are connected
together ? are the tabs spot welded ?
or are they soldered ?

i have a few packs with one bad cell each. and want to
combine the good ones into a 3-pack. only i dont know
how the cells are connected together electrically.

bw
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Old Nov 14, 2006, 02:07 PM
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back when they were new, 5-6c max. Not enough info on your setup, besides since the cells are not new, even if we knew the answers on your setup who knows if those old used cells are good for even 5-6c (prob not). Your better off just buying some off brand cells, easy to get 5-6c performance on cheap packs.
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Old Nov 14, 2006, 05:15 PM
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Not worth it. The cells are just plain too old. If you're trying to save money think about the cost if your whole plane strikes earth because your batts couldn't keep up!
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Old Nov 14, 2006, 07:40 PM
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Not worth it. The cells are just plain too old. If you're trying to save money think about the cost if your whole plane strikes earth because your batts couldn't keep up!
As if you can't bench test it. Sheesh!
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Old Nov 14, 2006, 07:46 PM
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Blue stripes are good for the museum. I keep one 1900 3s pack around just for kicks. Just like I keep old t-shirts around...to remind me where I've been.
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