Hi there. I’ve had my gem for around 3 years now and love it. The batteries I bought it with were on their way out. I bought a new set of FLA’s about 18 months ago and they are starting to go weak again. I started losing speed at about 65-70%. I get about 4-5 miles at full speed before I notice the drop. Get about 7 miles before getting to really low levels (50-55% or so). All batteries test out ok. I’m assuming they just get weaker over time.
Is lithium conversion only for the very well versed? I don’t mind spending some coin on the conversion but am VERY intimidated by it. I’ve read all the conversion threads in here and I feel like a grade school kid attempting mathematic algorithms. Which always send me back to normal batteries.
Is there a “conversion for electrical retards” out there? I can barely use a volt meter and battery tester correctly. The term “spoof” doesn’t even make sense to me.
Wanting lithium, but feel stuck.
Also. What’s the fire danger on lithium? My RC cars are charged in fireproof bags. Having a big “homemade” setup in my a garage scares me a bit.
I’m open to suggestions and input. Perhaps I should just go to gel batteries? Ugh. The price kills me when a lithium upgrade is soo much more efficient.