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.
Latest from Reedy is the 3900mAh 70C LP LiPo shorty battery pack. Offering a standard 97x47mm footprint at a height of only 18.5mm the pack is substantially lower than standard 25mm shorty packs for a lower centre of gravity and a reduced weight. Scrubbing around 50g of weight compared to a regular shorty and offering a capacity of 3900mAh the pack is ideal for both stock and modified racing and it comes in a protective hardcase with 4mm low-resistance sockets.
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.