June 16, 2022

ProTek RC 8800mAh & 7100mAh drag spec packs

The RC drag racing community spoke and ProTek RC listened and is now launching its own line of drag racing specific LiPo batteries. The ProTek RC 2S 200C 2s5p 7.6V/8800mAh shorty pack and ProTek RC 2S 200C 2s4p 7.6V/7100mAh shorty pack are designed with a moulded hard case for added protection. Both ProTek RC batteries are outfitted with large 8mm output bullets for low IR connections between the ESC and battery, eliminating weight and clutter within the chassis of the car by not having plugs. Both batteries feature a 200C burst cell rating and the 2s4p and 2s5p cell configurations drastically help with the voltage drop from high amperage experienced in drag racing. The 8800mAh and lighter weight 7100mAh both have been rigorously raced and tested by ProTek RC Pro Race Team member Frank Ulbrik, and have posted some of the fastest recorded NPRC passes this year.

Source: ProTek RC [amainhobbies.com]

May 24, 2022

Motiv Defy graphene 6000mAh LCG pack

More new batteries from Motiv with the introduction of this new Defy grey graphene 6000mAh 2S ultra low CG pack. At only 19mm tall and weighing only 229grams, this pack is best suited for highly competitive racing applications such as modified touring and loose track mod dirt oval. The hard case utilises 5mm bullet connectors.

Source: Motiv RC [teamgravityrc.com]

May 24, 2022

Motiv RC Launch NP graphene 7000mAh LiPo

New from Motiv RC is this Launch NP grey graphene hard case 7000mAh LiPo, made specifically for drag racing. The 8 internal cells that make this battery 4p are HV cells at 7.6V, this means the battery is both powerful and more stable than the normal 7.4V cells when charged to 8.4V for competition. Featuring a hard case design that keeps the cells safer during usage while the 8mm bullet plugs eliminate solder joints, clutter and weight from the connector.

Source: Motiv RC [teamgravityrc.com]

May 10, 2022

Ruddog 6600mAh 4S LCG 1/8 LiPo pack

Ruddog Distribution’s latest addition to the Ruddog Racing line-up of competition batteries was specifically developed with 1/8th scale racing in mind. Made from silicon-graphene LiPo cells, the all new HV 4S pack provides you with maximum punch and high endurance. Rated at 75C continuous / 150C burst, the EFRA approved 4S battery with a rated voltage of 15.2 V is the optimum power source for demanding 1/8th scale racing needs.

Source: Ruddog [ruddog.eu]

May 6, 2022

LRP Antix LiPo hard case battery series

LRP have introduced the next addition to their Antix by LRP LiPo hard case battery series. Featuring High quality 50C cells in an angular hardcase (139x47x25mm), as 2S and 3S with the most popular connectors, clever features and a great price. A rubber grommet at the cable outlet ideally protects the jointly placed silicone power and balancing cables. This is again slightly offset from the centre so that the cables do not collide with the battery retaining post and can be easily fed out of each battery compartment at an angle of 0° – 90°. The perfect LiPos for hobby and amateur drivers who are mindful of their budget but still want to use powerful LiPo batteries. Also ideal for RTR buyers who want to start directly with LiPo batteries. Available with the currently popular connectors: Tamiya, T-Plug, XT60, XT90 and EC5.

Source: LRP [lrp.cc]

April 19, 2022

Reedy Zappers DR 8250mAh 130C LiPo pack

Reedy Zappers DR 8250mAh batteries have been designed specifically for the demands of drag racing and feature high capacity and C ratings to minimize voltage drop at launch while their inherently heavier weight aids in achieving the ideal front/rear weight distribution. Performance is not restricted by typical plugs and skimpy wires thanks to a heavy-duty QS8 plug with beefy 8-gauge wires in a 2S-5P configuration. Like all Zappers batteries, the 8250mAh variant is constructed using cells featuring the latest advancements in LiPo chemistry and construction techniques to maximise power output without sacrificing durability. Reedy’s engineering team strives to improve all aspects of battery performance in the increasingly popular and competitive world of RC drag racing.

Source: Reedy [associatedelectrics.com]

April 5, 2022

Reedy Zappers SG5 HV-LiPo batteries

Reedy’s new Zappers SG5 HV-LiPo batteries feature leading edge LiPo chemistry with advancements in cell manufacturing and battery construction that result in improvements in capacity, power output, internal resistance, and durability. Zappers SG5 HV-LiPo batteries feature a 3.8V/cell nominal voltage, which means that the battery can be safely charged to 4.35V/cell. It is not a secret that more voltage equals more power, so there is no easier way to increase power and top speed than a higher charge voltage. Even when the typical 8.40-8.44V (4.2-4.22V/cell) charging limit is enforced, Zappers SG5 batteries shine thanks to their inherently flat discharge curve, which results in higher voltage deeper into the race. Available in twelve configurations for a variety of on-road and off-road applications. A high quality, durable hard case helps prevent damage, while embedded socket connectors keep power-robbing resistance to a minimum. Male ESC connectors are included.

Source: Reedy [associatedelectrics.com]