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Feb 12, 2017, 01:40 PM
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Split Packs


I have a question about battery placement. I have a High Wind boat, like the 7000 and I want to swap to brushless on a single prop.
I plan to run 4s and for balance, I'd like to run two 2s packs, one each side of the prop. Are there any pro's or con's of doing this, apart from being a bit more costly?
I'd like to do this on the FrankenCat as well, stuffing them in the the bottom of the sponsons.
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Feb 12, 2017, 02:11 PM
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Two packs are fine. Y-cord connectors are available to connect them in series too.
Feb 12, 2017, 02:47 PM
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Thankyou my friend, as long as there's no performance deficit I'm happy. I've seen some smaller cats on YouTube that haven't looked very happy on the corners, when there's a big pack High in the middle.
Feb 12, 2017, 03:58 PM
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Remember to reprogram your speed control for the number of cells you are using and cut off voltage so you do not wreck the batteries over discharging.
Feb 12, 2017, 04:24 PM
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Not sure what connectors you use, so... :https://hobbyking.com/en_us/catalogs...harness+series

Be sure to select one that says SERIES and not PARALLEL to double voltage.
Feb 12, 2017, 04:35 PM
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Remember to reprogram your speed control for the number of cells you are using and cut off voltage so you do not wreck the batteries over discharging.
Oh right, that could have been expensive! "every day's a school day"!
Feb 12, 2017, 04:41 PM
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This will be my one, I've got loads of connectors and cable sized wires, I can make it myself.


https://hobbyking.com/en_us/t-plug-b...in-series.html


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