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Novak Low C-Rated Battery Notice

Novak Low C-Rated Battery Notice

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Due to the growing popularity of Li-Po battery packs, we have received many questions concerning our electronics’ compatibility and performance when used with Li-Po batteries. Here are a few troubleshooting suggestions when using Li-Pos.

Batteries that are rated at 20C or lower, generally, cannot sustain their voltage under load, causing a vehicle’s electronics, such as the ESC and receiver, to drop out intermittently.

The addition of a Glitch Buster Capacitor (Novak #5626) can help prevent these voltage drop outs. To ensure consistent operation without voltage drop outs or false Li-Po cut-off readings, use Li-Po batteries with C ratings of 24 or higher and verify that all of the battery connections are in good condition.

Overheated or poorly soldered connectors can add resistance and, therefore, add heat and higher voltage drop, resulting in drop-out type problems, such as false Li-Po cut-off readings, rotor-lock error codes and other similar issues. It is recommended to use high quality low-loss connectors, such as Deans Ultra Plugs or Novak’s Low-Loss Power Connectors (#5721, #5731 & #5741), to ward off these issues.

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Updated: December 16, 2010 — 9:08 PM

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