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i am thinking about getting into electric cars because gas is too expensive and i want to race at my lhs. i want to get a losi mini late model and a nice brushless sytem for under $350, my question is what li-po battery is good for this setup and what charger to go with it just to get started. btw i am thinking about the tekin mini rage brushless combo. any suggestions
 

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It all depends on how much room you have for the battery, and whether you wana run 2s, or 3s.
 

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whats the difference(I'm new to electric)
 

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ok.. this is all very confusing but i just want to be able to race fast but not spend too much money
 

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When you figure out which battery you need, you need to figure out the KV of the motor you are running. A lower KV motor,, you can run a larger battery, higher KV motor, smaller battery.
always remember, the way you figure out the RPM's of the motor spinning, is to multiply the KV times the Voltage.
 

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ok.so for the losi i have a tekin rage with an esc picked out thats 8100kv so what battery and charger combo will work out the best for that set up?
 

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You'll probably won't want to run anything more than a 2s Lipo. I have a 6800kv setup and have problems keeping it on the ground with just NiMH packs.
 

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