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Duratrax Onyx 35C Lipo Batteries
Duratrax is expanding their line-up of Onyx 35C Lipo Batteries. The 35C Onyx Lipo’s are known for accurate capacities and offering a great bang-for-the-buck. Available in soft or hard pack, with Traxxas or Dean’s connectors, there is an Onyx for nearly any application.

DTXC1930 11.1V 1300mAh 3S Soft Case Deans, $22.99
DTXC1931 11.1V 1300mAh 3S Soft Case Traxxas, $25.99
DTXC1936 7.4V 2000mAh 2S Soft Case Deans, $24.99
DTXC1937 7.4V 2000mAh 2S Soft Case Traxxas, $25.99
DTXC1964 7.4V 5000mAh 2S Hard Case Deans, $59.99
DTXC1965 7.4V 5000mAh 2S Hard Case Traxxas, $59.99
DTXC1966 11.1V 5000mAh 3S Soft Case Traxxas, $89.99
DTXC1967 11.1V 5000mAh 3S Soft Case Deans, $89.99
DTXC1970 7.4V 5700mAh 2S Soft Case Traxxas, $64.99
DTXC1978 11.1V 6400mAh 3S Soft Case Deans, $109.99
DTXC1979 11.1V 6400mAh 3S Soft Case Traxxas, $109.99
DTXC1982 7.4V 8000mAh 2S Soft Case Deans, $89.99
DTXC1983 7.4V 8000mAh 2S Soft Case Traxxas, $89.99
DTXC1995 11.1V 8000mAh 3S Soft Case Deans, $129.99
DTXC1997 11.1V 8000mAh 3S Soft Case Traxxas, $129.99

To get more information on Onyx Lipo batteries, hit THIS LINK.

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onyx brushless

The folks from Duratrax have sent word for people looking to upgrade to brushless systems to consider making the jump to Onyx. Onyx Brushless Systems are available in 1/10th scale and 1/8 scale versions with several KV’s in each size. They even have 4 pole versions, and also a programming card that makes dialing in your system easy to do just about anywhere. If you are looking to save some cash, they are a pretty cheap system to upgrade too..

DTXC3164 Onyx 1/10 Scale Brushless System 3930kV. . . . . . . . . . $150
DTXC3165 Onyx 1/10 Scale Brushless System 4420kV. . . . . . . . . . 150
DTXC3166 Onyx 1/10 Scale Brushless System 5900kV. . . . . . . . . . 150
DTXC3172 Onyx 1/10 Scale Brushless SC System 3650kV . . . . . . . 160
DTXC3174 Onyx 1/10 Scale Brushless SC System 4550kV . . . . . . . 160
DTXC3194 Onyx 1/8 Scale Brushless System 2200kV. . . . . . . . . . . 249
DTXC3195 Onyx 1/8 Scale Brushless System 2650kV. . . . . . . . . . . 249
DTXC1352 Onyx ESC Programming Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.99

Need more Onyx news? Check HERE.

The Duratrax Onyx 150 LiPo Charger Review

We get a lot of emails asking about chargers. We normally tell people to check our our Charger Shootout to at least get them started for some ideas on what to look for in a new charger. Some people are on a serious budget, or are just new to the hobby and want to keep the costs low while keeping it simple, and that’s where the new Duratrax Onyx 150 comes in. Is this the ultimate entry level lipo charger? Keep reading…


Duratrax Onyx 150 Charger
The crew over at Duratrax have announced a new addition to their popular line-up of Onyx battery chargers, the Onyx 150. Some highlights of the new Duratrax charger are-

Simple to use
1-3S Lipo
Balance charging
Custom cc/cv profiles
Fan cooled
Audible alert

Street price is only $55 and they are available right now. HERE is the link you want for complete information.

Have you read the BigSquidRC Onyx 245 dual charger review? If not check it out right HERE.


The Duratrax Onyx LiPo bargain continues with expanded 25C LiPo pack options. Now offered with Deans® Ultra Plugs®, new configurations include

  • DTXC1830 Onyx LiPo 3S 11.1V 1300mAh Soft Case w/Deans Ultra Plug
  • DTXC1836 Onyx LiPo 2S 7.4V 2000mAh 25C Soft Case w/Deans Ultra Plg New
  • DTXC1868 Onyx LiPo 3S 11.1V 4000mAh 25C Soft Case w/Deans Ulra Plg
  • DTXC1878 Onyx LiPo 3S 11.1V 6400mAh 25C Soft Case w/Deans Ulta Plg
  • DTXC1882 Onyx LiPo 2S 7.4V 8000mAh 25C Soft Case w/Deans Ultra Plg

Full lineup available on the Duratrax website.


For the racer looking for ROAR approved 1/10 and 1/8 scale packs or the  basher looking for a higher discharge and the protection of a hard case LiPo, these TrakPower LiPos are what you are looking for. New configurations include

  • TKPC0265 LiPo 2S 7.4V 4400mAh 50C Hard Case w/4mm Bullet
  • TKPC0455 LiPo 6S 22.2V 3400mAh 60C Hard Case w/Deans Ultra Plug
  • TKPC0460 LiPo 1S 3.7V 6400mAh 70C Hard Case w/4mm Bullet
  • TKPC0465 LiPo 2S 7.4V 6800mAh 70C Hard Case w/Deans Ultra Plug
  • TKPC0485 LiPo 4S 14.8V 6800mAh 70C Hard Case w/Deans Ultra Plug

Visit the TrakPower website for more info on all their products.


Duratrax Onyx Lipo

 DuraTrax is now offering their 25C Onyx LiPo packs with a Traxxas Plugs at some serious value pricing. They have 2s and 3s packs going from 1400mAh to 8000mAh. These are soft packs, and also come with balancing connectors. To give you an idea of how low the prices are, a 3S 4000mAh 25C pack with Traxxas plug will hit shelves for under $50!

Hit the official Duratrax page for more details and info on individual packs coming February 2012.

onyx 245 dual charger That’s right, we have a winner! All the names of everyone that entered were put into a spreadsheet, those names randomly sorted, then Cubby presses the button on a random number generator. That number tells us what person wins. This way none of us feel bad about all the people that didn’t win.. well, Cubby never feels bad, but it helps me.
Anyway, the winner is #24 Geena Tucker!! Congrats Geena! I will be trying to contact you shortly via Facebook, but if you read this first, please email me your contact info/mailing address and we will get the charger out to you asap!

But wait, there is more! Cubby let slip that we have another contest coming up, and we do! We will be announcing the official rules in the next day or two, and this one is going to be HUGE!!

Thanks again to everyone that entered, and good luck in the next one!

The Onyx 245 AC/DC Dual Balancing Charger Review

onyx 245 dual charger

Electric vehicles are currently winning the see-saw battle over nitro, and this means more batteries and more charging. There are a lot of chargers on the market, but with people needing multiple battery packs to run their vehicles, you may want to consider your options. Do you want two chargers so you can be charging multiple batteries? The Onyx 245 lets you charge two packs at once. Lets see if it does everything else we need…