LiPo Shootout – Weight Comparison Test
Each pack was weighed “ready to drive” with a Dean’s Ultra plug installed. We do believe that the Traxxas connectors are superior, but more people still use Dean’s, and that’s also what all our chargers and trucks were set up for. We used a Pelouze SP5 to measure the weights. This is not some uber high end measurement device, but it was consistently used for each pack, and we checked weight multiple times. Also of note- we awarded maximum points for the lightest pack, but in the real world, the heavier the pack, typically the more current it was designed to put out.
|Points||Manufacturer/Battery||Weight in Grams|
|1||Team Checkpoint 3600 30C||233|
|2||SMC Lightning Volts 5000 20c||235|
|3||Speed Power 4000 25c||256|
|4||True RC True RC 5000||275|
|5||CORE RC Core RC 5000||285|
|6||Thunder Power Sport Race 5400 25c||294|
|7||Thunder Power Pro Race 5000 40c||297|
|8||SMC C-Max 5200 40c+||317|
|8||True RC 6400 15c||317|
|10||Thunder Power Sport Race 8000 22c||370|
|11||SMC Sport Max 8000mah 28c+||373|
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Remember: The tests are all scored by points, lowest to highest. The lower the score the better, like a game of golf.