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PostSubject: Turnigy 4500mah Life review   Tue May 04, 2010 10:18 am

Blunten gave me a Turnigy 4500mah 3s Life battery for review. I finally got to playing with a bit last nite. These batts are suppose to be as safe as A123's and behave like A123's. The safe part was tested by a member of RCM. He used a hammer to see if it would explode upon impakt. Nothing happed.
I used my Rustler once again for the ampdraw that most will see in their cars. This was just a short 3 minute run as I was attacked my killer mosquito's. I'll do some more runs and keep updating this post.

Voltage was steady underload and didn't dip too much. I peaked at 140A@8.25V which is not bad at all. At a short continuous run Voltage stayed at 8.55V @ ~90A.
Power wires on the pack is 10AWG.

Gearing used was 58/25 (32P/mod.Cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Turnigy 4500mah Life review   Tue May 04, 2010 10:33 am

So when are you gonna pull the Heavy bead locks out and really pull some AMPS!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Turnigy 4500mah Life review   Tue May 04, 2010 10:45 am

I'll do that when I get my FLM arms in. Twisted Evil Or I can stick it in the GTP with the Plettenberg. But that still needs a body painted.... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Turnigy 4500mah Life review   Tue May 04, 2010 10:48 am

I think i know someone that can paint a body for you. Their name is M.O.D. you can reach them at (xxx)xx4-2706 you should already have their #
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PostSubject: Re: Turnigy 4500mah Life review   Tue May 04, 2010 11:49 pm

Test run in the GTP went well.

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PostSubject: Re: Turnigy 4500mah Life review   Wed May 05, 2010 2:03 am

Is that the cute LiFe you got the other day ?

Can you Store these suckas in a hot car w/o Pooofyness ?

And damn O.o thats a Huge friggen pack.
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PostSubject: Re: Turnigy 4500mah Life review   Wed May 05, 2010 7:45 am

I'm going to run them at 2V cutoff just like the A123's and see they will poof. I also want to charge like lipo's and see what happens. The A123's can be charged at a max of 4.2V.
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PostSubject: Re: Turnigy 4500mah Life review   Wed May 05, 2010 7:47 am

damn i didn't know you were up this early!!! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Turnigy 4500mah Life review   Wed May 05, 2010 8:57 am

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damn i didn't know you were up this early!!! Shocked

I was still awake at 3AM. I'm on Chinese time Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Turnigy 4500mah Life review   Wed May 05, 2010 8:59 am

This is the other Amp Hog.

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PostSubject: Re: Turnigy 4500mah Life review   Wed May 05, 2010 8:20 pm

snellemin wrote:
-TC5racer- wrote:
damn i didn't know you were up this early!!! Shocked

I was still awake at 3AM. I'm on Chinese time Very Happy
But you're not Chinese. I guess you would be a Dutchipino. scratch
But who even knows what time zone their in.
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PostSubject: Re: Turnigy 4500mah Life review   Wed May 05, 2010 8:59 pm

O.o lol what chassi is that ?
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PostSubject: Re: Turnigy 4500mah Life review   Wed May 05, 2010 10:48 pm

That's the Ofna 1/8 oval GTP. Mark has the same.
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PostSubject: Re: Turnigy 4500mah Life review   Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:36 am

Update on my usage.

I let the 3s2p pack sit fully charged for two weeks. Use it and recharged again. Used about half capacity and let it sit in the hot garage for a week. Charged it and used it again. This is the exact same manner I treat my A123 LiFe cells.
Results are that the outer cells swelled up a bit and won't go down now. It did happen before during my son usage, but the cells went down.

My verdict:
These Turnigy cells are ok if you treat them right. They are not even close to the true LiFe A123 cells quality and durability. Power delivery is not the same as A123's either.
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PostSubject: Re: Turnigy 4500mah Life review   Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:03 am

I decided to take the cells apart and see how damaged they really are. Man, all cells were swollen. I ended up ditching the pack.
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PostSubject: Re: Turnigy 4500mah Life review   Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:15 am

So is the verdict still the same? Or are they turds for high amp apps? Sounds like turds to me you got what maybe 7-10 runs out of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Turnigy 4500mah Life review   Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:01 am

Actually I got more than that out it. But it was less than 20 for sure.
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