German company CS-Electronic introduce the CS-Drift 7.4V 5000mA 35C LiPo battery pack. Built from high-quality cells that use Silver Protect technology for improved security the battery is good for up to 70C burst discharge rates, making it ideal not only for RC drift applications. The design of the hardcase allows to access the 4mm tube-type connectors from the top and bottom side and the battery comes with a pre-wired charging and balancing harness.
RB introduce the Energy 4200mAh shorty LiPo battery pack for the use with many 1/10th applications such as 2WD and 4WD buggies, pan and formula cars. Built from high-performance 100C cells the battery is good for stock and modified classes, it comes in a protective hardcase with 4mm power connectors and including a charge/balancing harness pre-wired with a Deans-type connector.
Hudy introduce their new LiPo safety bag large enough to store three standard 2S LiPo packs in. Made from EN531 standard fireproof material, the same as firefighter suits are made of, and coming with flashy Hudy graphics the bag reduces the damage done to the pit table and its surroundings in case a LiPo battery goes boom during charging, discharging or storage. The bag measures 140x60x70mm and it is available very soon.
Xceed have a new safety bag available for secure charging and transportation of LiPo battery packs. Made from fire-proof fabric the bag reduces the damage done to the pit table and surroundings in the event of a LiPo battery catching fire for any reason during charging, discharging or stprage. The bag is large enough for two standard 2S stick packs and it sports stitched Xceed logos.
Vampire Racing introduce the all-new 7500mAh 80C 7.4V hardcase LiPo stick pack. The newly developed high-performance battery is made from a new generation of very robust Lithium-Polymer cells that does not swell like most of today’s LiPo packs do. The special chemistry of the 80C cells delivers the best possible performance for power-hungry applications such as Modified and Stock touring cars as well as 1/8th off-road vehicles. The battery sports standard dimensions of 138x47x25mm, it weighs in at 330g and it comes with a protective hardcase that incorporates dual 4mm connector tubes.
Muchmore introduce their new Impact FD2 line of high-performance LiPo battery packs. Built using the latest high C-rate cells the range includes a standard size 6000mAh 90C pack, a 4500mAh 90C shorty battery as well as two 25mm height 6000mAh 90C and 23mm low-profile 5200mAh 80C saddle packs. All batteries come in a protective hardcases and with 4mm bullet-type connector tubes.
Asian company Scorpion, known for their high-performance aircraft brushless motors and controllers, slowly but steadily step into the car market with the introduction of the 7.4V 6200mAh Platinum series LiPo battery pack. The hardcase battery is built from high-quality 65C cells and it sports standard dimensions of 138.4×46.6×24.9mm making it usable in a wide range of applications.
From RB come two new LiPo receiver battery packs for the use with nitro on-road and off-road vehicles. Available in two specifications as straight-type 2100mAh and hump-style 1500mAh variant the packs are light of weight with 86g for the straight and 55g for the hump pack, yet powerful enough for hour long mains. Both come pre-wired with red BEC-type plugs and XH balancer ports.