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Old 03-25-2010, 02:56 PM
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Turingy Lipo's--buyer beware

Got a shipment of 4 2s/40c 4000's in. Checked for voltage......bad news!

One pack totally dead; second pack...1 cell dead the other had .765 volts
on it. Third pack....1 cell had storage voltage on it the other cell was dead.
Fourth pack was ok with proper storage voltage.

I will not buy these again.

Norm Kris Sr.

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Old 03-25-2010, 04:01 PM
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And they were so cheap too....
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:06 PM
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I just ordered two 5000mah 2s 40c. I hope they are ok.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:49 PM
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Rumor on other forums is that Castle will honor a repair warranty once but may caution against using the T and other cheapo packs....
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:32 PM
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Hi Pat
Dave , Pete , and Paul have all been using high c Turingy's , 45C i think and like them . I ordered some too. hmmm
Shipped to AZ and I'm in NM . I'll pick them up before the Tucson race.
I'll check the voltage and report.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:25 PM
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Got a shipment of 4 2s 4000's in. Checked for voltage......bad news!

One pack totally dead; second pack...1 cell dead the other had .765 volts
on it. Third pack....1 cell had storage voltage on it the other cell was dead.
Fourth pack was ok with proper storage voltage.

I will not buy these again.

Norm Kris Sr.
Norm,

That's not good! Can you send them back? Of course if you can send them back, what will they send back to you.
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:21 AM
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The two turnigy 6s 40c 5000mah packs I got 2 weeks ago are great. No issues. Hope it was an isolated event, I just cant go back to $300 packs...
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:02 AM
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Jay

Could just have been a bad production run. Bottom line is I have no confidence in these packs. I figured for $23.79 ea. it was worth a try......oh well!!! Wouldn't be the first time I bought something that turned to "crap"lol.

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Old 03-26-2010, 07:23 AM
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Hi Pat
Dave , Pete , and Paul have all been using high c Turingy's , 45C i think and like them .
Lots of racers use them and the vast majority report no issues. For the price, you can buy 2 or 3 replacement packs if you do have any problems.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:13 PM
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Zippy/Turnigy/Rhinos

I have over 50 zippy/rhino/turnigy lipos.... I don't race my boats or planes but I am not "the easiest" on equipment...

I literally have only had one 2200 rhino 3s lose its luster so far....

I have flightmax batteries that have been through crashes in my planes that have survived....(don't worry I don't charge any of my lipos unnattended) even with a few marks I still use those batteries...

I honestly think they perform as good if not better then my more expensive batteries... in fact I used to use tp prolites in my planes til I discovered the zippys at 30% the cost.... I myself have had great luck with them, and will continue buying them... In fact the only time I buy anything else is when I get a really good deal on the higher end packs.......
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:07 AM
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i have run nothing but run turnigy for awhile now never had a problem even on some fairly high amp draw setups, i mate brought a few and one didnt work,the tab wasnt soldered properly,quick solder job and it works great, i have heard a few stories were the tabs are not soldered properly
there is a fair few guys out there who tried the turnigy batts and stopped buying high $$$ one after that
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:31 PM
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I have a 8 Zippy Flight power 5000 4S packs that I have run for one season. I recently charged them up from storage and then tested them with the CBAII against their original performance graphs and they practically tracked right over the top of their new lines. Almost no drop off in voltage and maybe 5% less total capacity, not bad for inexpensive LiPO's. I have noticed that the Turnegy's are lower priced compared to the Flight Power and PolyQuest they also sell so I would assume they are a lesser quality.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:46 AM
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Hey guys,
I bought 2 5000 2s 40c and they were good.

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Old 04-07-2010, 10:18 AM
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Guys don't give up on the Turn 40C 4000s, i bought some along with Uncle Norm. A couple of my 2S packs also showed very low individual cell voltage. Trickle charged them yesturday on my Astro w/blinky right back to storage voltage. Looks like there may be hope! I'll give them a thrashing later this week and report back.

Note regarding Turnigy Lipos:
I was not very impressed with the main cell leads on cells that come with 5.5 golds. They only solder to about 3/32-1/8" of wire where they connect to the 5.5s. Turnigy should be using more lead wire at the connector attachment.
On the other end they use gobs of solder at the cell board connection. The +/- leads and balance wires are siamesed to close together (like Norm mentioned) one drop of water could lead to failure. I would suggest coating with DP40 on the board connections.
Other than that they do a great job packing so much power into a very small package!
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:27 AM
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i bought 4 2s 40c 5000's and all had exact same storage voltage per cell and all took in the exact same mah. they all have performed flawlessly and are still hard as a rock
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:02 AM
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Followup

After talking to Ken via phone I successfully restored all my packs with one
exception.........the "dead one"(no voltage). Cost me no more than a case
of my favorite Canadian brew $23.79 plus postage......I can live with that,lol.

"Uncle Norm"

Tnx for the phone call Ken.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:07 AM
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Tap connectors on Turnigy 2 & 3S 4000's, 40C

They look like JST's but are thicker....won't fit in my JST Hyperion adaptors.
Also checked against other make lipo's with JST's and there is a difference.

Help please.

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Old 04-09-2010, 08:08 AM
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You talking Blue again Norm?

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Old 04-09-2010, 05:34 PM
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[QUOTE=Reesor@work;276076]You talking Blue again Norm?

Steve.......you betcha!!!!:yeah:

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Old 04-10-2010, 10:17 AM
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Turnegy/Zippy use JST-XH connectors, I believe Hyperions are JST-EH, both JST and the same pin spacing but different plug shapes and possibly different pin-outs.
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