New from Reedy comes the 3400mAh 2S low-profile competition LiPo battery pack. Low-profile shorty batteries are quickly becoming the favoured configuration for 2WD and 4WD buggies thanks to their light weight and low centre of gravity. Reedy’s new offering provides 3400mAh capacity for modified class racers while a 50C discharge rating smooths the power output to reduce lap times. The hardcase battery utilises 4mm low-resistance sockets, it meets ROAR, EFRA, BRCA and IFMAR specifications, measures 93x47x18.5mm and it weighs in at only 155g.
Reedy have a new 4S 14.8V high-performance LiPo battery pack for 1/8th scale applications available. Even though there is a nearly 10 percent increase in capacity compared to its predecessor, there is no increase in weight, which makes it easy to achieve perfect left/right weight distribution in a typical 1/8th e-Buggy. Low-resistance 5mm power sockets offer great convenience while a durable hard case protects the battery from damage. Three 2mm balance ports allow for balance charging using the included balance charge harness and the pack also included two 5mm sockets.
Coming from HPI Racing and made for the Baja 5B Flux large scale buggy is the Ultimate Power Pack set. Included are two softcase 14.8V 5300mAh 60C LiPo battery packs that snuggly fit into the buggy’s tough plastic battery box. The packs come pre-wired with T-type connectors and also included is a suitable jumper wire. Despite fitting into other vehicles HPI strongly recommend to use the batteries only in cars with battery boxes to not leave them unprotected from the elements.
Brilliant RC have introduced their high quality competition battery especially designed for 1/8th on-road cars. As the huge weight of the battery should be placed in the centre of the car for a balanced handling, various 1/8th electric on-road cars need a special battery configuration. Developed with a leading battery manufacturer Brilliant RC now offers a suitable battery pack with a size of 93x70x42mm that can be used in the Shepherd Velox E8, Capricorn Lab E 801 as well as aftermarket upgrade kits for Serpent and Mugen. To maximise the power output the battery comes equipped with 5.5mm gold-plated connectors. With a capacity of 4450mAh the battery offers maximum runtime while still being below the crucial 100Wh shipping limit.
The latest addition to Arrowmax’ growing line of competition LiPo batteries is a 6000mAh 2S pack. The hardcase battery is built using high-performance 65C/130C cells and it utilises standard “through type” 4mm tube connectors as well as 2mm balancer ports. The battery is ideal for all power-hungry applications such as modified and standard touring cars.
Arrowmax have further extended their line of LiPo battery packs with the introduction of the 7.4V 2800mAh super shorty pack. Sporting the size of a single saddle pack the item is much small and lighter than a conventional shorty battery, allowing for super-light vehicle setups. Made from low-capacity yet lightweight high-performance 55C/110C cells the pack is ideal for 2WD vehicles. The hardcase is equipped with through-type 4mm connector tubes and 2mm balancer ports.
Arrowmax have a new high-performance battery available in the form of the 7800mAh 2S LiPo pack. Built using high-capacity 55C/110C cells the battery comes in handy for all power hungry applications such as 1/10th touring cars as well as 1/8th E-buggies. The protective hardcase features standard 4mm bullet-type connector tubes which are accessible from both the top and bottom side and it is of standard 2S dimensions.
Arrowmax is the latest company to step into the LiPo battery game by introducing a 5000mAh 7.4V pack. Built from high-quality 110C/55C cells and coming in a protective hardcase the battery features “through-type” tube connectors for 4mm bullet-type plugs, making it easily usable for a range of applications including touring cars and off-road vehicles. The split-type sticker on the sides ensure that the battery looks good over a long period of time even when using strong battery mounting tape.