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Space cell vs Lipo's


#1

Hey guys,

So far my build is at £668 which is just too much. The space cell takes up a large percentage of that price tag. Is it worth going with the space cell or going with Lipos?


#2

There is no need to open that much threads, you could have stayed in your original topic :wink:

I don’t know if anybody has ever used enertion motor mounts for mountainboard tires. Maybe it’s a bit difficult to adjust the right belt tensioning with them.
Maybe manfucture them by yourself to cut costs.

And i would measure if you can turn with mountainboard tires on a drop through deck, maybe if the trucks are wide enough.

You could also get a GT2B as a cheaper alternative to the enertion transmitter and industrial bearings instead of the trampa ones


#4

Lipos would be much much cheaper than a space cell.


#5

How would I go about setting up a lipo system?


#6

Buy a couple 5S lipos from hobbyking and wire them in series, that would give you the same voltage as a space cell.


#7

Yeah but how would I wire them in series


#8

http://bfy.tw/8IO0 :wink:


#9

Thanks (; :slight_smile:


#10

I don’t want to be soldering batteries though.

Edit- shit, never mind, forgot about the connectors you can get from hobbyking

Is there an easy way to charge both of them at one time?


#11

Voltage for each of the two 5s batteries?


#12

5S means 5 lipo cells in series, when wiring in series you add the voltages together. A single lipo cell has a voltage of 3.7. Multiply that by 10 and you get 37 volts.


#13

Sorry for my lack of knowledge, I used to know this stuff a few years back. Seems like I’ve forgotten! I take it the discharge rate should be 40c right?


#14

25c and up will do it


#15

What if i have two 20c 5S 3000mah batteries in series?


#16

Trust me, space cell pro3 isnt the choice for you. Get 2 lipo 8000mah in 5s and join them in series. or better get 6s and join them in series, i had the same problem but i figured that enertion is a bit too expensive even though you can buy both the pulleys, belt, and rest of the bells and whistles. i diy-ed all my mounts from scrap Al. But, great choice for the gear, hope you have a nice build !


#17

Yeah, i decided quite a long time ago that i’m not going with the space cell pro3. It’s way too easy to hook 2 lipos up in series for much, much cheaper. Will it be fine if have two 5s 3000mah 20c lipos in series? The 4000mah ones have strange bullet connectors that i generally don’t like…


#18

go for 5000-8000 mah to have a somewhat decent mileage


#19

TWO 3000 mah, not one 3000mah. That will give me 6000mah, will that not give me a decent mileage?


#20

No, 2 3000 mah in series will give you 3000mah on 10s-12s (5s-6s)

You will need 4 3000mah 5s lipo’s to connect both in parallel en series.

If you don’t understand this, try to read more on the forums or just buy 5000-8000 mah lipo’s.


#21

Where do i find two 6000 mah 5s batteries with XT60 connectors? Unless you can find a 4mm bullet to XT60 connector…

Edit- Unless the 4mm bullet connectors can be attatched to the prongs of a male XT60 connector?
Nevermind, 4mm bullet connectors have both a female and a male in each of the ‘bullets’

Ok, i think i’ve figured it out, ill buy:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/_62933__HXT_4mm_Bullet_to_XT90_Battery_Adapter_2pcs.html?strSearch=4mm%20bullet%20to%20xt60

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/_37501__Turnigy_nano_tech_5000mah_5S_25_50C_Lipo_Pack_UK_Warehouse.html?strSearch=nano-tech%205000%2025 (x2)

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/_31809__XT60_Harness_for_2_Packs_in_Series_1pc_UK_Warehouse.html?strSearch=Xt60%20ser

Can you back me up on this?