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03-23-2015 12:20 AM  3 years agoPost 1
flyboy1985

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hey guys ,
first I wanted to say sorry about posting this in the main fourm , but I feel id like as many people to see this so im not to be misguided , now back to our show,
I ordered and will arrive tomorrow a life battery ,

http://www.amain.com/protek-rc-life...er-plug/p233427

now I was not aware up until about a few moments ago that this life pack has a discharge rating of 3c, is this ok for my 600x? running spectrum H6020 servos , beast x , ??
im asking because here in PA its getting warm , and this week we might see above 50deg ,so I may just go try to sneak some flights in , but last thing I need is a car ride home with a million heli parts all due to a life pack not being up to par , so what do you guys think?

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03-23-2015 01:17 AM  3 years agoPost 2
ICUR1-2

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You'll be fine.
Monitor you're mah usage per flight, I figure you would be good for three flights of sport flying.

back in the day we used 5 cell 1800 mah nimh packs that had a discharge rate of 1C max and got about 3-4 flights per charge

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03-23-2015 01:53 AM  3 years agoPost 3
McKrackin

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3C is 5.4 amps.
I think it's cutting it close.
Be careful for a couple flights.

I think the Align BEC is what....6 amps?
A standard servo at max torque can pull 2 amps or so but should be under 1 amp most of the time.

I've pretty much talked myself into liking your battery choice. lol
Should be good.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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03-23-2015 01:54 AM  3 years agoPost 4
McKrackin

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As a matter of fact,my 600N had a 1800mA LiFe pack which was also 3C.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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03-23-2015 02:11 AM  3 years agoPost 5
flyboy1985

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yea mckrackin , I too , love the look , not so much how much I payed for it lol , but I do 3d and I aint sure 3c is enough , but I don't know , the eflight bec was 10a 5v I think , my cc bec pro , well that was a whole other story , but I had that at 6v , im going to make a y harness so I can have 2 leads going into my beastx , so in theory wouldn't that give 6c if 3c each wire in the beastx from the Y harness"? or is that crazy talk?

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03-23-2015 02:13 AM  3 years agoPost 6
McKrackin

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That question is above my head.lol...

It sounds right though.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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03-23-2015 04:46 AM  3 years agoPost 7
ICUR1-2

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3C is the battery's max output it doesn't matter how many wires you use.

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03-23-2015 04:59 AM  3 years agoPost 8
McKrackin

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3C is the battery's max output it doesn't matter how many wires you use.
And that sounds righter

I literally never use the word literally right.

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03-23-2015 05:20 AM  3 years agoPost 9
Flyin for Jesus

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I saw a 3c max charge rate but 1c recommended... Didn't see anything about discharge rate.

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03-23-2015 08:54 AM  3 years agoPost 10
ChristianM

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The C rating is the max average discharge rate. Peak rate is typically about two times higher. Your average flightpack current on a 600 size should be about 2.5A, maybe 3A if you are really wild on the sticks. If it is above then there is an issue with you mechnical setup. Peak loads can be 2-3 times higher but the battery should have no issue supplying that.

You can calculate the average current by how many mAh you put back into the battery (measured by your charger) and dividing by the total flight time (in hours) on the battery.

Christian

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03-23-2015 09:00 AM  3 years agoPost 11
McKrackin

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Thanks.
Your formula tells me my average current is 2.1 amps.
That's useful info.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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03-23-2015 11:24 AM  3 years agoPost 12
flyboy1985

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thanks a lot guys for the replys,
yea the battery on amains website does not show discharge c rating ,, I read about that in the reviews,
on another note ,
im glad to see I didn't waste my money , and that this life pack will work ,
on one more quick note,
I should still make a Y harness should I not? or wont that matter how many plugs are in the beastx?

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03-23-2015 01:15 PM  3 years agoPost 13
ICUR1-2

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I wouldn't bother with a Y harness but for peace of mind once everything is plugged in I run a bead of hot glue across the top of the plugs to secure them in place. some use tape or other means to secure them from coming loose.

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