Motiv RC have introduced the Defy series thin shorty LiPo battery pack. Built from high-quality +65C cells with a capacity of 3900mAh the lightweight battery gives the capability to lighten up the overall weight of the vehicle and also effect the CG greatly by adding back the weight underneath the battery. It has the capacity to power Stock and Modified Buggies alike and it is 55g lighter than its Motiv RC 5000mAh counterpart.
Arrowmax have expanded their range of high-performance LiPo battery packs by a 4600mAh shorty variant. Made from 110C/55C cells for high power output the pack is of standard shorty dimensions, it features 4mm through-type connector tubes that are accessible from the top and bottom to make wire routing easy, and it is ideal for 1/10th buggy and on-road applications alike.
Arrowmax have a new high-performance LiPo battery pack available. It utilises high capacity 7000mAh 55C/110C cells for ultra-long runtimes and a high power output. The hardcase is equipped with 4mm through-type tube connectors and split stickers allow the use of reinforced tape to secure the battery in the chassis without having to worry about peeling the sticker off with the tape.
New US company Evo have introduced their Zirkon Power 5000mAh LiPo battery pack. Built from lightweight yet powerful 40C cells the battery weighs in at only 230g, making it ideal for everyone who wishes to achieve a low overall vehicle weight without compromising runtime. The hardcase pack is of standard dimensions and it utilises 4mm connector tubes as well as a 2mm balancer port.
Team Associated have introduced the Reedy Zappers high-voltage and high-performance battery packs. Originally referring to Reedy’s proprietary NiMH voltage enhancement technology, the new LiHV batteries offer a 7.6 nominal voltage which means that, with a suitable charger, the battery can be safely charged to 8.7V or 4.35V/cell. This makes the batteries ideal for outlaw racing series or bashing. When the typical 8.4V or 4.2V/cell charging limit is enforced, the battery still offers a significant advantage thanks to a flatter discharge curve, which results in more voltage deeper into the race. For those who race where approved batteries are required, 7.4V Zappers packs are available and feature the same discharge curve characteristics as the 7.6V versions. Each pack features a high-quality, durable hardcase that helps prevent damage while heavy-duty 5mm socket connectors keep power-robbing resistance to a minimum. Pass-through sockets reduce jumper wire lengths in applications where two batteries are utilised. The 7.6V packs are available as 6000mAh (277g) and 8000mAh (329g) variant while the 7.4V packs come in 5600mAh (277g) and 7400mAh (329g) specification.
Schumacher have introduced the Core RC 1S 3.7V Pro Series LiPo battery. The BRCA approved battery measures 93×46.6×18.6mm and it features industry-standard 4mm plugs. Built using a 100C high-performance cell the battery is ideal for demanding applications such as 1/12th Modified racing.
LRP have introduced a truck load of new Competition Car Line LiPo battery packs with some never-seen-before configurations along the usual array of standard, shorty and saddle packs. First up are the popular LCG P5 packs, low-height batteries that help to lower the centre of gravity of on-road and off-road cars.
Team Orion have introduced a range of new LiPo battery packs such as the Carbon Pro Ultra and V-Max Outlaw HV series. First up is the competition-legal Carbon Pro Ultra series. The packs are built using the latest generation of cells that offers very high power output thanks to a very low internal resistance thanks to enhanced energy density. The packs are available in a range of configurations including a lightweight 5800mAh standard pack, a 4800mAh 4S 1/8th scale pack, a 4000mAh 18.5mm XS saddle pack as well as several shorty packs. The latter come as 4500mAh 100C Torque and 5000mAh 110C Capacity variant both of which feature standard shorty 96x47x25mm dimensions. Also new is the shorter 3800mAh 110C XS shorty that measures 93x47x18.5mm at a weight of 155g. Next up is the thinner 3200mAh 110C XSS shorty with 96x47x16mm dimensions and a weight of 130g. Last but not least comes a 7400mAh 110C 1S pack of 93x47x18.5mm dimensions and a weight of 155g for 1/12th scale applications.