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Oct 21, 2012, 07:00 PM
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traxxas rc trouble need help


I have a emaxx wit two 14v 550 titain motor's i am running 3300 mah 7.2v radio shack battery's i charged them on a super brain charger(959) at 3.0 a and 40 mv they were done charging or atleast i thought they were. it only ran the truck for 5min maybe less, need help there but my question is whats the biggest battery i can run in this tuck the owner i bought it from said i cant run anything bigger then 3600mah please help im new at this if i cant get helpthen im going to buy a thunder ac680 charger dont know it it will help my problem
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Oct 26, 2012, 02:54 AM
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Sounds like your batteries might have a bad cell. Mine did that to when i had the hpi efirestorm flux.
Oct 26, 2012, 05:37 AM
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any problem with the ESC on LVD? when dont u try without LVD?
Oct 28, 2012, 08:38 AM
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what does lvd stand for >??? like i said im new at this. the batterrys are brand new
Oct 28, 2012, 09:29 AM
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It could be your speedcontroller is set for Lipos. A lipo will be considered almost empty on 3,3 for each cell or a little more volt under load. I could be the NiMH batteries drop to around that level, and the speedcontrollers shuts the car down.
Nov 02, 2012, 08:28 AM
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What speed control are you running. If you are running the 14 volt titans I'm assuming its the orange evx if so you can run bigger batteries as long as you stick with 2 6 cell nimh. If you have the money to spend I would recommend getting the new evx2 esc that is water proof and can handle 16.8 volts. It also has lvd so you can run lipos if you have them.


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