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Jan 17, 2004, 05:36 PM

iRate Update Lipoly Update

All Pre Orders from December have been mailed as of today. All January's will be sent on Monday. That includes any new orders last week through today.

The good news is that we now have stock of the following Lipoly cells.


We will be adding pack options soon. But those that want to build there own packs can order now. Don't forget to pick up the special Solder and flux we now sell on the website for lipo pack building.

for more information about weight/size and price please check the website at

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Jan 17, 2004, 05:42 PM
Space Coast USA
hoppy's Avatar
And the discharge graphs?

Jan 17, 2004, 06:57 PM
2600mah @ 8-10C 15C burst. Sounds pretty good. Lithium technology seems to be making leaps and bounds..everytime I turn around I find a new cell with higher Mah and higher C rate.
Jan 17, 2004, 07:22 PM
I know I keep promising more graphs. We will do our best to provide all the data. We are busy trying to fill orders at the moment. I will do my best to get at least 8C discharge of the cells this week.


Jan 17, 2004, 11:03 PM
Mega Motor Man!!
Man, I hope I get my bonus check this week!! I know what I'm buying.. My 14 2600 cells!!! Yeeeee-haww!!!

Any idea of anything larger than the 2600's yet???
Jan 17, 2004, 11:19 PM
probably bigger cells in the spring. I keep asking. It's not an issue of being possible. It is. So it is coming

Jan 18, 2004, 12:07 AM
Mega Motor Man!!
Yeah, make them do it NOW! Tell them you will never buy another if they don't.

Can I get a discount on my order? 14 2600's is gonna cost a little coin..

Plus I can show some boat guys what they can do and bring your more business!

It works out great!!!!
Jan 18, 2004, 12:40 AM
you could buy the premade and pay 70.00 -120.00 more

Jan 18, 2004, 12:44 AM
Mega Motor Man!!
Yeah, I don't like that option..
Jan 18, 2004, 04:11 AM
Lipoly not Lipo-suction
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Oh happy daze. That means my order will be coming in a care package soon, lol. All I need to do now is fork out the brass for an Asto 109

Jan 18, 2004, 10:28 AM
Registered User
What is the best way to build your own lipoly battery packs. Are they more difficult to make then regular cells? If this is my first introduction into Lipoly would you recommend building or buying a pre-made.

Jan 18, 2004, 10:42 AM
Registered User
The only reason I don't order more IRates right now is because I am waiting for the larger cells!
Mike, any idea what size they will be? 5Ah would be perfect, but 4Ah to 6Ah will do.
I hope bigger cells come with MUCH bigger tabs.
Jan 18, 2004, 01:20 PM
Building lipo packs is not rocket science. but doing it well will take some time and practice. If you enjoy building your own packs then building a lipo pack should not be too difficult. The concept is the same as building any pack. The only difficulty is the soldering to the aluminum tab. You can use special solder/flux combinations to make this easier. Taking your time is the best way to go about it.

If that seems like a lot of work then getting them prebiult is the way to go. You will pay a premium to have prebuild packs no matter who/where you get them from.

Jan 18, 2004, 01:36 PM
Registered User
I have not used flux before. What is the proper use of it?

Jan 18, 2004, 01:47 PM
Registered User
Someone who hasn't used flux before may not have much soldering experience of any kind. JJ Hong reported that when his Kokam engineers examined Li-poly pack failures, they found that improper tab solder connections were one of the leading causes. Li-poly pack failures can be expensive and dangerous. Anyone without a fair amount of previous soldering experience should think carefully about whether they are prepared to take the risk of learning on cells that are not forgiving of errors.