Can I replace NiMH with LiPo?

Most people will eventually upgrade to LiPo after getting used to running their RC car or buggy on a NiMH battery. The main attractions to LiPo batteries are more speed, more “punch” off the line and more consistent power during the duration of the run compared to NiMH batteries.

How do I change my Traxxas to LiPo mode?

To activate Low-Voltage Detection (LiPo setting):

  1. Make sure the LED on the speed control is on and red.
  2. Press and hold the EZ-Set button for ten seconds. The LED will turn off and then light green.
  3. Low-Voltage Detection is now ACTIVATED.

Which is better NiMH or LiPo?

The weight/power ratio in LiPo batteries is significantly better. LiPo batteries are noticeably lighter and they can store the same amount or more energy relative to their capacity than NiMH batteries. The power output of LiPo batteries is greater in quality and quantity.

Does LiPo last longer than NiMH?

LiPo. LiPo battery packs are composed of flat 3.7-volt cells. LiPo batteries also sustain a higher voltage for a greater duration of each run, so your model will have more “punch,” go faster, and run longer with a LiPo than it would with a comparable NiMH pack.

Do LiPo batteries make RC cars faster?

Changing the wheels, adjusting the gear ratio, and upgrading the motor and batteries are all great ways of making your RC car run faster. Will a Lipo battery make my RC car faster? Absolutely! Lipo batteries are fast, powerful, and oh-so-wonderful if you want to give your RC vehicle an extra kick.

Will a LiPo battery make my RC car faster?

Can you use LiPo batteries on a brushed motor?

If it is a stock motor then a LiPo pack could be used but it would need to be a 2-cell 7.4 volt pack. If a 3-cell pack 11.1 volt pack is used it will quickly burn out the motor. The 2-cell LiPo pack will have a higher voltage than the stock NiMh pack and it will shorten the life of the motor over time.

How do I change from NiMH to xl5?

Continue holding full reverse and the light on the ESC will stay green. Continue to hold full reverse, at the same time, press and hold the EZ-Set button on the ESC for the normal 10-12 seconds until the ESC is back in NiMH mode.

Can I replace NiMH with lithium-ion?

Yes you can replace a NiMH battery with a lithium battery, however, practically it is not a good idea as each battery is designed for different applications. A NiMH battery is more suited for applications requiring high current draw (like power tools) compared to Lithium batteries.

How long will a 5000mah LiPo last?

5000mah is plenty. Quote: 20-35 minutes. depending on gearing and your driving habbits if your full throttle all the time less runtime if your doing a littl eof everything slow and fast your battery will last longer.