No wonder these are always SOLD OUT. Scumbags are buying them and reselling them on ebay for double tripple quadruple the price: www (dot) ebay (dot) com/itm/USA-Hardcase-Lipo-Battery-14-8v-4s-5000mah-R C8Be-SC8e-/280679635479?pt=US_Radio_Control_Control_ Line&hash=item4159cf5a17&quantity=1&autorefresh=true
I sent him this message:
You sir are an A$$HOLE for selling these at almost 4 TIMES their price! And for taking up stock that other GOOD people sometimes wait months for.
Last year I had to wait 3 months for my paid order for 24 of these to ship out. It was for an ebike project that I worked on for 2 years, and the end game of the build was delayed that long......Bu11$hit!
I thought about doing what your doing as I'm sure many have, but we're not for a reason..
I hope you grow a conscience! You are part of the American PROBLEM!
He responded as follows: CHA CHING.....
Why don' t you buy some at $25 and sell them back on ebay for $25 then... dumb ass
- als-toybarn-usa MY RESPONSE:
WOW, did you read that the real problem is other people having to wait months for paid orders?
Are you really that cold?
Thanks for your response, let the games begin. I and hundreds to thousands of others will now begin to reveal you for who you really are in every forum and by other any other means...I know who you are already!
The internet is on to you *) ***SO PEOPLE do your part and destroy this butt head.***
He responded again as follows: It doesn't matter... my target customers are NOT on RCTECH or other forums..
Go spend some more time bitching in the forums... no harm to me.
- als-toybarn-usa MY RESPONSE: You are an "American".
That is for sure!
So am I, but "not like you".
You must be one of those hateful, hurtful, selfish, hypocritical christian republicans, full of cognitive dissonance.
I pity you. ***SO PEOPLE do your part and destroy this butt head.***
I have purchased 36 of this packs. The vast majority of them balance fine, and I'm still waiting to use the majority of them on a big project. I picked out the obvious two duds that I couldn't balance charge just to play around with, and I'm blown away even by them. I threw them on a 24v scooter, overvolted it to 29.6v nominal... and it drives a 200 pound load at a brisk pace.
Does anybody know how many cycles does turnigy batteries get? This is the life span with proper handling at a 3.75min 4.1 max discharge/charge. What have you heard and your experiences with the life this or any other lipo.
What normally kills the batteries and drastically shortens the life cycle is running the battery until your cell(s) drop below the 3.7v mark. I try to keep the cells at about 3.9v to be safe. I set a timer on my watch, drive normally, then check the cells at 5, 10, 15 minutes and check the voltage. When I hit the 3.9v mark, I switch out the battery, let the other one cool, and get back on track. The pricing is economical so get a couple of batteries cycle them and you can pretty much run all
Life cycle, in my experience, depends upon how well you use/abuse the pack. Utilize your onboard voltage cutoffs for LiPos and use a good balancing charger (I use a Triton 2 EQ charger and it lets me monitor individual cell voltage).
With that said, I have several Turnigy soft side LiPos for my planes and they have lasted quite a long time. I have no reason to expect any less from these hard packs I've bought.
If balanced and lipo cutoff is used, they will last as long as any top dollar lipo. If they are ran down too low multiple times their life will be much shorter..sorry there isn't an exact number of cycles
I've just started running these in my HK hexacopter. They seem GREAT so far, but how low do you guys typically run these down before re-charging? I have an alarm that goes off at 14.8, 13.6, and 13.2 volts...which one should I pay attentio to?
If I run three Turnigy 5.0, 5000mah batterys in series, where does the 2 groups of wires go connect? It has a black and red which i assume goes to the contoller on my electric bike and the 5 wire connection which I assume hooks to the charger. Thanks
the red and black wires are the power cables that hooks up to the motor and also your charger. Don't charge your batteries in a series. You charge the batteries in parallel instead. To run the motor you can hook the batteries in series ,but not when charging.
The 5 wire connection is the balance plug, it makes all the cells in the pack equal to each other when you charge.
The red and black wires are the discharge wires that connect to the controller. The 5 wire cable from each battery is the balance wire that connects to each individual cell. You can buy a charger that charges the battery through the balance plug for an easier setup but most chargers also need the red and black wire hooked up to them too. I use the $25 hextronik hx8080 charger for these batteries for a four-hour charger per pack. I actually bought two chargers so I can charge both packs at the same time!
You can cut the red housing to separate the red wire from the black wire if you want. So you connect the black wire from battery A to the red wire from battery B. Then the black wire from battery B is connected to the red wire from battery C. So you will get the 12s 48 volts using the red wire from battery A and the black wire from battery C. Hope this helps.
the wieght is not enough to worry about....just like in a real car you have to remove 1000 pounds to gain a second...at least in drag racing...but i run this battery and its not worth the risk to remove the hard case
Hey turbo, I completely get your point but I don't think removing the case is worth the effort. If you check the 5000mah 4s battery just below this, the weight (not the shipping one) is claimed to be 536 grams. On this one, its 528 lol. I don't know how they make that happen but really not worth the time
No question, just wanna say AHHHHHH! LOL. As I am sitting here hoping everyday that I see these in stock. Just missed out on the last time they were in. I shall continue to wait though, cause for the price and quality of Turnigy, can't see myself ever buying other brands.
how well should this work for an lst2 conversion? I will run that size battery with a turnigy trackstar 2560kv motor and a 120 amp speed control, what would the discarge look like? any help is great help, thanks eric
No mistake. I just got a pair three days ago. I can't say how good they are yet because I have not tried them yet. But I can say I have 8 of the same 4s Turnigy hardcase 30c batteries, they are great!!! I use them in a high current boat application and they are better than other 40c batteries I've used. They consistently take 5500mah when charging. They are Under rated. Such a deal!
Sorry to say I have not used them yet as my boat motor's bearings need replacing. (Castle 1518 1Y 1800kv) Probably be another 7-10 days before it's fixed. I also have 6 pairs of the same Turnigy 20c 2 cell 5000mah hard case batteries, and they are also outstanding performers. I run them in series in a UL1 hydro, Blackjack 26, and a Miss Geico catamaran, all running Aqua Craft 2030kv motors. I have GPS'D the black jack at 40.6 mph and the Geico is faster. I have great confidence in these batteries. Try me back next week and I'll tell you how they did. Rokcster
Hey guys, finally got my packs in (I got 4). Ran them in my 1/8th scale Thunder Tiger EB4 G3 Buggy. Got about 30 minutes of running in the grass at my park, doing speed runs and jumps on the hills. Motor was near the overheat mark, battery was warm, not hot. Considering that is the most draw this pack will see, I'm not too concerned. My Gens Ace packs are rated at 40C and they get hotter than these packs. The Turnigy packs had similar punch to the 40C packs, except for the last 2 minutes or so of runtime (right before the cutoff) and I was noticing a slower car, but considering these packs are 1/3rd of the price as the Gens Ace packs, I'm not complaining. So in general, these packs are fantastic for practice sessions, and probably even racing, except for the final 2 minutes of runtime (in which you'd probably want to just change the pack out anyway).
Let me know if you guys have any questions about them!
I just got my first two of these in the mail (I have dozens of turnigy batteries, these are just the first 4s hardcases). they showed up balenced perfectly at 3.86 per cell, all cells on both batteries! I dont think I will ever buy a different brand, They are the best value out there. Hotbodies ve8/rc8/slash/revo/////etc.
i like them but i bout 3 and one of the three out of the box wont balance and keeps erroring out on both stan alone hyperion balancers and the turnigy mega 200x2 lipo charger anyone know how to get it warantied?
For the warranty policy:
Click on support tab at top of page.
Click "Read our Lithium Polymer Warranty www.link
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I bought 4 of this for my large tricopter, I know that the hard case add a little weight but where are you going to find 4S 5000mAh batteries for $22.37 this is even cheaper than a 3S battery of the same size, until know they are working perfectly, really happy with price and I'm amazed how long they lasted in stock
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I purchased this battery for my Traxxas Slash 4x4 with the Mamba Max Pro setup. I run a 18/54 setup and this battery makes it scream down the road. It's an excellent battery to use especially for bashing since its a hard case. For the price, you really can't go wrong.
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I have bought several of these and all balanced perfectly and had tons of power. I have never gotten a bad pack. I have been using them in 1/8 buggy/truggy electric conversions with great luck.
5 stars for sure on price, power, and reliability.