Im ready to make the jump from heavy sla to lipos but am at a loss as where to start.
I know there are lots of lipo threads/posts/topics on the forums but reading through these just gets me all confused
and makes my head hurt
. Volts - Watts - Amps are all greek to me.
This is the motor and controller that I have...36V 500Watt motor.36V 800W YK31C Electric Scooter LBD14 Controller 038http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/36V-800W-YK31C-Electric-Scooter-LBD14-Controller-038-/160463657764?pt=UK_Sporting_Goods_Scooters_LE&hash=item255c611b24
It was suggetsted to me on another forum - http://motorbicycling.com/f55/feedback-request-these-blue-lipo-batteries-23402.html
that I go with these batteries and charger...Batteries.
Turnigy 5000mAh 5S 25C Lipo Pack.Charger.
iCharger 1010B+ 300W 10s Balance/Charger. - Not in stock at moment at hobbyking.
Reading through a good few of the lipo threads/posts I came across this link - http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/rc-lipo-batteries.html
it was here that I read this...All this said, RC LiPo packs are coming down in price all the time. If you find a 30C pack for the same price as a 20C when that is all you need, go for the 30C pack - it will run cooler and most likely last a little longer. Like most things, pushing a Lipo pack hard close to its limits will wear it out in short order. Having wiggle room on the high side will ensure that won't happen.
Having read this I went looking on hobbycity in the battery section and found these Turnigy 5000mAh 5S 30C Lipo Pack
which now leads to more confusion!
Having been recomended that I buy the Turnigy 5000mAh 5S 25C Lipo Pack, then finding the Turnigy 5000mAh 5S 30C Lipo Pack, which one do I buy? remembering that I'd need to buy a few to hook up together for range. Next up is the wiring?
I'd like to know what type/guage is on these Turnigy batteries, that way when I order the RIGHT batts I can also order up some wire to connect them all together.
Then theres connectors for hooking everthing together. The EC3 connectors mentioned on http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/rc-lipo-batteries.html
look like a solid connector but are these the type i'd need to connect all my batts in series to make a 36V pack.
If I havent already got enough to confuse me It was suggested that I goto GGoodrums site - http://www.tppacks.com/products.asp?cat=26
and buy some of his stuff to help make/monitor and charge my pack.
No idea what to buy or what any of those boards do except that there for helping charge your batts.
I have only been used to working with SLA batteries which were relatively simple. Get 3 12V batts and wire them up in series, charge them up with a 36V charger and away we go. Where as with these lipo batteries there seems to be an endless shopping list of things you need to buy to get and keep them working.