New from Pro-Tek R/C come the all-new 2015 Supreme Power 100C LiPo battery packs. They are lighter, safer and more powerful thanks to an improved chemical composition of the cells. The LiPos are meant to perform effortlessly when charged to the standard 4.2 volts per cell as the new chemistry uses high-density materials that provide additional heat shielding, thus providing a much safer battery pack that is less prone to puffing under demanding race conditions. Each ProTek R/C LiPo battery has been optimized for its intended application so there is no need for the extra weight in the car if the pack’s entire capacity is not used during the course of a qualifier or main event. As a bonus, a set of 5mm to 4mm adapters are included with each battery that features 5mm bullet connectors. A range of configurations is available including 2S standard, 2S square and saddle packs, 2S shorty and 2S low-profile “pan car” batteries as well as 1S “pan car” and 4S standard and light packs.
Reedy’s new 8000mAh 70C 3.7V competition LiPo battery is designed for 1/12th scale, World GT, and GT12 racers. The hardcase houses a high-capacity 8000mAh 70C cell while low-resistance 4mm socket connectors deliver power freely. The pack measures 93x47x18.5mm, it weighs in at 159g and it is available now.
Yuki Model from Germany have new hardcase LiPo battery packs available in three different configurations. All are built using 5200mAh 45C cells and they come as 7.4V, 11.1V and 14.8V variant, pre-wired with T-plug connectors and JST XH balancer ports. The red colour hardcases measure 137.5mm in length and 46mm in width with the 2S pack being 25mm high, the 3S battery measures a height of 35mm and the 4S pack is 45mm tall.
New from Muchmore comes a LiPo safety bag with built-in heating system to maintain a certain battery temperature while charging in cold ambient temperatures. Keeping the inside at a constant 30 degree Celsius the bag helps to raise the battery’s performance which can be helpful especially when racing stock classes. The heating system works in a voltage range of 7.4V to 13.8V and it is housed in a proper, fire-resistant safety bag. While a safety bag for charging and discharging duties is mandatory at many tracks you may need to check if the track’s or race series’ rules allow the battery heating devices.
Modelix Racing introduces the Ultimate Electro range of LiPo battery packs. Available in several configurations including a 2S 6500mAh 60C standard size battery, a 6000mAh 60C saddle and a 4600mAh 60C shorty pack there are also a lightweight 4200mAh 45C battery and two 14.8V 5200mAh/60C and 3300mAh/25C packs available. The range is rounded out by two 11.1V batteries made from 2200mAh 60C or 35C cells. The 2S and 4S packs feature protective hardcases while the 3S batteries are made using shrink-wrapped semi-hardcases.
UK Intellect distributors Schumacher introduces the 2015 Spec LiPo battery packs for competition and club racing use. Starting with the competition packs, new is the Super High Voltage SHV range that is meant to offer improved performance and safety and the batteries are available as standard-size 2S 6000mAh and 7800mAh variant, as 6000mAh saddle pack, 5000mAh shorty, 5600mAh square and 7000mAh 1S 1/12th scale pack. All are made using 100C cells. Also new is a 3500mAh 100C low-profile shorty and a 6000mAh 100C 14.8V Monster pack for 1/8th buggies and trucks. Made for club level racing are two economically priced 40C batteries, a 5400mAh standard size pack and a 4000mAh 40C shorty.
Italian company Marka introduces a new 6000mAh 100C standard-size LiPo battery pack. Weighing in at 285g the hardcase battery pack is built from high-performance cells, making it ideal for Modified and Stock class racing alike and utilises standard 4mm connector tubes and a 2mm balancer port.
LRP have a range of new high-performance LiPo battery packs available in the form of the LCG and Stock Spec line. Starting with the LCG packs, the acronym stands for Low Centre (of) Gravity and the packs are of a reduced height to lower the overall centre of gravity of the chassis while offering a lower weight at the same time. The LCG packs are available as 5600mAh 110/55C TC standard length, 3700mAh 110/55C saddle and 2900mAh 110/55C shorty pack.