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Offline highflyer

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I'm looking for a bigger battery
« on: April 09, 2017, 01:23:12 AM »
I'm looking for a bigger battery for my 550. would a 5800 mAh 3 cell 25c 411g be too big? and as far as using two batts in parallel what is the max size can I use? I see that 3 cell batteries are getting harder to find so would 4 cells be better?

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Re: I'm looking for a bigger battery
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2017, 09:08:44 AM »
Jeff-

I have been doing some research on getting larger mAh 3S LiPo battery for my build and was looking at essentially the same size battery.  I currently use 3S 1P 4000mAh 25/35C Zippy Compact batteries.  Staying with the Zippy Compacts there was a 3S 1P 6000mAh 25/35C battery that was ~150grams lighter than two 4000mAh batteries in parallel.....  I purchased a parallel connector.

My build was ~ 2100grams AUW before the just added gimbal (which I am still working on).

I am afraid to get higher "C rated" LiPo's as I believe the higher rates of discharge would fry my cheap power distribution board. :0042v1: with my 40A ESC's and 3542 size 1450kV motors.  I also believe that a lower kV motor and larger props with my current setup would fry my PDB.  :0042v1:

I hope my rambling is useful.  :b0708:

Good luck.

J

 

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