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Old Sep 18, 2014, 09:40 PM
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Got a "real charger", now need some 3s 2200mah batteries, recommendations?

I bought a nifty 500W charging case/power supply/iCharger306 setup from ProgressiveRC. Should arrive in a couple of days.

I haven't had good luck with batteries with the cheapo charger/balancer that comes with Parkzone/Eflite RTF kits. All batteries seem to puff up rather quickly. And did do all the "bad things", like: store fully charged, overdeplete during flight, use a crappy charger/balancer, maxed out battery on full throttle in 100 F heat, flew in sub-freezing temps, etc. I blame most of my puffed packs on a bad charger and not being able to properly deplete charge for good storage. But that is now changing...

I am sick of spending money on batteries. Bought Parkzone, Eflite, Tenergy, and a couple of others. I want the best bang for the buck. I have heard Glaciers are great and so are the value-packed HK Turnigy. I have googled for both brands and all vendors seem to be on "backorder". Really?! Please recommend a reasonable priced 3s 2200mah 30C (or higher) with EC3 adapter... that's readily available!
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Old Sep 19, 2014, 12:29 AM
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Old Sep 19, 2014, 08:04 AM
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G-Force from Value Hobby
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Old Sep 19, 2014, 08:12 AM
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Yes, G-Force from Value Hobby. They offer all kinds of connectors, so no need for an adapter, or soldering.
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Old Sep 19, 2014, 07:15 PM
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+1. Glacier all the way (Gen Aces are the same thing, but you'll need to solder your EC3 on). There's a reason why they seem to be always out of stock. http://www.buddyrc.com/catalogsearch...m=antispam_644

Unfortunately the EC3 connectors version are currently out of stock. Build quality is excellent and performance is good. (I've been using their 2S 210mah for my mini crack yak and they are still going strong after 10months). I've just bought some 1550mah and 1300mah 3S to replace my aging Turnigy ones, haven't used them yet but their IR readings are looking good (getting 7 milliohm per cell as compared to 15 milliohm per cell in my old 1500mah Turnigies).
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Old Sep 19, 2014, 07:22 PM
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Revolectrix.

http://www.store.revolectrix.com/Pro...LiPo-Batteries
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Old Sep 19, 2014, 08:23 PM
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HeadsUpRC and ReadyMadeRC have some good but inexpensive 3S 2200's and their here in the states so shipping won't take a month and be 100 dollars.
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Old Sep 20, 2014, 07:53 AM
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Pulse batteries all the way!! Can get them at helidirect. Glacier are pretty good to
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Old Sep 20, 2014, 10:24 AM
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+1. Glacier all the way (Gen Aces are the same thing, but you'll need to solder your EC3 on). There's a reason why they seem to be always out of stock. http://www.buddyrc.com/catalogsearch...m=antispam_644

Unfortunately the EC3 connectors version are currently out of stock. Build quality is excellent and performance is good. (I've been using their 2S 210mah for my mini crack yak and they are still going strong after 10months). I've just bought some 1550mah and 1300mah 3S to replace my aging Turnigy ones, haven't used them yet but their IR readings are looking good (getting 7 milliohm per cell as compared to 15 milliohm per cell in my old 1500mah Turnigies).

Thanks for all the recommendations!

Is BuddyRC the only vendor that carries Glaciers?
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Old Sep 20, 2014, 11:01 AM
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I've had reasonably good luck with cheap Hobby People 2200mah 3S lipos, not so good with larger 4S packs though. HP's 2200mah 3S packs come with female Deans Ultras installed.
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