Hot on the heels of the Xenon Racing Nova 1/12th scale battery packs come additional configurations. Also new are three 2S packs including a 5300mAh 110C and a 6000mAh 110C offering that weigh in at 272g and 308g respectively. The third new battery is a lightweight 5000mAh variant made from 100C cells that weighs in at 256g. All of them come in protective hardcases.
SRP Quality Products have introduced their new 6000mAh 100C Stock Spec LiPo battery pack. Specially developed for stock racing classes the 2S hardcase battery utilises 100C high-performance cells with a low internal resistance and a flat discharge curve for maximum power over the whole run. The pack weighs in at 295g, it makes use of standard 4mm connectors and comes including a pre-wired balancer wire with XH balancer and Deans-type power connectors.
Arrowmax have introduced the first in a line of new LiHV battery packs. Made from 5200mAh 110C/55C LiHV cells the battery offers an increased nominal voltage of 7.6V compared to the 7.4V of standard LiPo packs. Using LiHV-compatible chargers a 2S pack can be charged up to 8.7V or 4.35V per cell, allowing for higher output voltage. LiHV packs are also good to be charged to the standard 8.4V for sanctioned races with the flatter discharge curve compared to regular packs making for more punch towards the end of a run. Arrowmax’ 5200mAh pack measures a standard 139x47mm while offering a low-profile height of 22.5mm. The hardcase battery pack is equipped with the now-standard 5mm through-type connector tubes.
Muchmore have introduced two new 7.4V LiPo receiver battery packs. First up is the flat-type variant that measures 85x29x19mm. It weighs in at 90g and is made using high-capacity 2500mAh cells. It comes pre-wired with a 90mm 20AWG silicone wire with JR-style connector and XH balancer plug. Also new is the 2000mAh hump pack, measuring 54.5×31.5x32mm and weighing in at 91.5g. It comes with a 85mm receiver wire. Both packs are housed in shrink-wrapped soft cases for protection.
Muchmore have introduced their new Impact Linear FD2 series LCG LiPo battery pack. Made from high performance 110C cells the battery is only 22.3mm tall, meaning its use will lower the car’s centre of gravity compared to the class-standard 25.1mm packs. With a capacity of 6400mAh it is good for the use in modified and stock classes alike and the weight of only 271g also reduces the vehicle’s overall weight, allowing to put weight where it is needed.
Arrowmax have introduced their new line of low-profile LiPo battery packs. First up is the 7.4V 6000mAh pack made from high-performance 55C/110C cells. Just 22.5mm tall the pack makes for an overall lower centre of gravity compared to standard 25mm batteries which can lead to faster cornering and improved lap times. Targeting both Modified and Stock touring car racers the battery features 5mm gold-plated connector tubes and it is available now.
Japanese company GForce have introduced their new Catapult R LiPo battery packs. The batteries are available in four different specifications including a 3300mAh and 4200mAh 60C and 5200mAh and 5800mAh 70C variants all of which utilise updated hardcases with through-type connectors. The packs also sport split-type stickers to allow for easy mounting using tape and they will become available by the end of May.
Coming from Xenon Racing are the NovaTested high-performance 1/12th scale LiPo battery packs. Available as 7.4V 3200mAh 110C and 3.7V 8000mAh 100C pack, the batteries are of a low-profile design and tested for performance with the voltage and capacity test results written down individually. While the 1S pack is intended especially for 1/12th scale racing the 2S pack is also good for the use in 1/10th 2WD buggies and other applications.