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LiPo Shootout – Weight Comparison

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

LiPo Battery Shootout Weight
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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.

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