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RC car batteries 7.2v to higher voltage? Answered

Hi, its me again and i was wondering if you guys could help me. Well i just got this (http://www.nitrorcx.com/brushless-monster-truck.html) electric off road truck and this monster is insanely fast. But i want a bigger battery. In the instructions, it says the trucks input is 7.2 volts up to 16 volts. But thats the problem, my dad and I are skeptical about putting a battery over 7.2 volts in there. I am hoping to get an 8.4 volt battery (http://www.rcsuperstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=VEN15277T&click=2) like this 7 cell one but am still skeptical about even this 1.2 volt jump. Can anybody tell me if anything  will fry, or be perfectly fine.


Haiii there, can anyone tell me the maximum voltage for an cheap rc car, because i am doing an project on it, as i am making an rc boat out of it i am done with the hull, arrow and so on. yeah so i have placed all the parts on hold. im using an 3v 1500mah battery lithium ion battery. now my question here is that, when my boat motors are placed under water, it does not produce the thrust that i expected, so im thinking of supplying/increasing the voltage to 6v is it alright? please do reply........ thank you :)

i actually have a question as well, i came across a 320amp 7.2 volt to 16 volt esc, and im still trying to find a 16 volt rc car motor, but wouldnt this work? i traded a subwoofer for a 1/10 scale hps flying fish drift car. i have a goal of 40 mph in a year, is this possible?

im not a electronics wizard but i would suggest looking at how many volts ur esc can handel, if it cant handel 8.4 KABLOM followed by smoke and maybe a fire. and u may want to look into a heat shield

go ahead and gt a lipo your better off with it and your truck will be faster

The increase is only ~17%, if the manual says it'll take 16 you should be good. These things will get a bit hotter, but it's not much different to running the thing at full power for a longer period. How long do you run it at full power (in seconds)?


the battery now will last about 15 min. at top speed, it wont exceed 60 seconds at a time, but i do push it il go full speed for a few seconds(20-30 sec) slow to make a turn and what not then return to full speed. thats the part im worried about i race this against my friends nitro truck (our trucks are evenly matched lol). I used a radar and it was registering between 45-50 on a full charge if that helps.

the 3000ma rating measures capacity, not the output amperage

yes, i know that, but its the volts that kills and i need to know if im gunna fry something or melt the 75a speed controller.