Japanese company GForce have introduced the Catapult high-performance line of LiPo hardcase battery packs. Available as 70C 5800mAh and 5200mAh and also as lightweight 60C 4200mAh and 3300mAh batteries all use high-quality and very durable cells for reliable performance over a long time. The hardcase packs utilise 4mm bullet type power and 2mm balancer connectors and they come including a pre-wired balance harness.
Hobbico have introduced the new TrakPower Century line of high-performance Century LiPo battery packs. Made using the latest generation of high-density cells with improved durability for reduced “swelling” tendencies even in high amp and high temperature conditions the packs offer high discharge rated due to their 100C rating. To allow for the best possible weight-to-power ratio the available capacities are carefully selected with Modified and Stock racers in mind. The range includes a 3.7V 1S pack, several 7.4V 2S and 14.8V 4S packs with bullet-type or Star plug connectors. In addition to the eleven Century packs, TrakPower has also added five 50C packs to its lineup.
Available now from Trinity is the White Carbon Extra LiPo shorty battery pack. Made from 100C cells and offering a capacity of 5000mAh the battery was designed to deliver the maximum in capacity and voltage output, making it ideal for Modified and Stock racers alike. Featuring a special white carbon design hardcase the pack comes with 5mm bullet-type connectors for further optimised power delivery.
GForce have two new shorty LiPo batteries available in the form of a 4500mAh and a 3200mAh low-profile pack. The 4500mAh variant sports standard shorty dimensions of 92.5x46x24mm and it weighs in at 200g while the 3200mAh pack is only 18mm tall at a weight of 153g, mimicking 1/12th scale 1S dimensions. The packs are made using 50C cells and they utilise 4mm bullet-type connector tubes and a 2mm balancer connector port.
Speedzone have released the latest versions of their Peerless series LiPo battery packs. These packs come in standard 1S, 2S and 2S Shorty dimensions and meet ROAR, EFRA, BRCA, and IFMAR specs. Both the 1S and 2S packs are 8000mah and weigh 158g and 330g respectively while the shorty pack is a 5200mah offering with a weight of 222g. With the high capacity, these 100C hardcase packs offer higher run times without compromise to average voltage or resistance and they make use of standard 4mm connectors.
Reedy’s new 6000mAh 70C competition LiPo battery is intended primarily for touring cars where capacity can be sacrificed in exchange for lighter weight and increased power output. Lighter weight allows for greater flexibility when adjusting weight distribution while maintaining the correct minimum overall weight. The pack offers increased power output thanks to a high average discharge voltage and low internal resistance which makes the battery interesting for Stock racers while Modified racers will enjoy the added power as well. The battery meets ROAR, EFRA, BRCA and IFMAR specs and it comes with 4mm socket connectors to keep the power-robbing resistance to a minimum.
New from Reedy comes a 5300mAh 70C 7.4V LiPo shorty battery pack. With shorty packs becoming a standard for 1/10th off-road buggies the new battery offers extended run times and maximum power output for both 2WD and 4WD classes. An improved cell chemistry and 70C discharge rating makes the pack ideal for Stock and Modified racing alike. The hardcase battery is equipped with 4mm socket connectors, it sports standard 93x47x24.8mm dimensions and weights in at 216g.
Muchmore have a new addition to their Impact FD2 line of competition LiPo battery packs available in the form of a 2S square pack. Made using 100C 5800mAh cells the pack is usable in a range of applications such as 2WD buggies and trucks and generally in all vehicles that normally use a side-by-side saddle pack configuration. The hardcase battery measures 69×92.5x25mm, it weighs in at 260g and utilises 5mm bullet-type connector tubes and a 2mm balancer port.