Square LiPo Packs are becoming more common in the 10th scale buggy scene and TrakPower has a new pack for that application. You see, square packs are advantageous because they have less connections than saddle packs and because they help provide optimal weight distribution. For power, the new TrakPower square LiPo features a 90C discharge rate and is rated at 5800mAh of capacity.
* Max Discharge Current- 504 amps
* Max Charge Rate- 1C
* Form factor- 69 x 25 x 93 mm
* Weight- 295 grams
* Uses 5mm bullets and a genuine Deans connector
The part number is #TKPC0626, it is street priced at $89, and This Is The Link you want to get more information.
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The fine folks over at Reedy have announced a versatile 2S LiPo for receiver pack and transmitter applications. Highlights include a 2C charge rate to keep charge times down and a JST-XH balance plug to work with a wide variety of chargers.
* Voltage- 7.4 (2S)
* Capacity- 2100mAh
* Size- 86.5 x 30.5 x 16.5mm
* Max. Charge Rate- 4.2A (2C)
* Weight- 88g
The part number is #315, it is street priced at $37, and they are available right now. Here is the link for full details over on Associated’s website.
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THE Racers Edge Prime 7.4v 2S 100C 6500mAh LiPo Battery Review
With today’s high powered brushless systems a quality battery can make all the difference between having a really good day, or a really bad one. A good battery can not only make your truck faster and give longer runtimes, but can also supply enough current to help prevent cogging. Today we will be taking a very close look at one of the new 100C LiPo packs from Racers Edge. Does their 2S 6500mAh LiPo put out good power? Does it give long runtimes? Can it take the abuse of being bashed hard? Hit the “Read More” button to find out…
LiPo is still king of the battery hill and the latest lithium polymer from Reedy is their square footprint 2S 50C 5200mAh. The SQ packs have the same footprint as a saddle pack when placed next to each other, but are more efficient because of the reduced number of connections. The form factor of the SQ packs can also help optimize weight distribution in race buggies.
* Comes with durable hard case
* Uses 4mm sockets
* Size: 93 x 68.5 x 25.1mm
* Maximum charge rate: 2C
* Discharge: 50C continuous/100C burst
* Weight: 261g
The part number is #317, it is priced at $95, and you can expect them to hit shelves any time now. Click Here to get full details over on Team Associated’s website.
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There are tons of choices for LiPo batteries, but maybe you just want a reasonably priced pack that isn’t going to puff the second time you use it. Dynamite RC has just announced a new affordable line-up of 50C LiPo Batteries. All the 50C packs come with a hardcase to help survive big hits, and are available with EC3, EC5, Deans, or Traxxas connectors. Cell counts range from 2-4S, capacities range from 4000-5000mAh, and they can be charged in under 30 minutes at their 3C maximum charge rate. A “shorty” style pack is also available for all you 10th scale racer types.
Prices range from $49 to $109, they have a release date of July, and you can get complete information by hitting up This Link on the official Dynamite website.
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The latest LiPo Battery from Speedzone is a square pack from their Peerless Series. Square packs measure in at 93 x 68 x 25mm and fit in several of the newer 10th scale race type vehicles. The square Speedzone is stated to be an 80C discharge and comes with 4mm bullet connectors.
The part number for the Speedzone square LiPo is #SZ60802SSB, it has a street price of $84, they are available right now, and you can get more information at This Link over on the official Speedzone website.
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Dynamite RC has announced higher output 80C Reaction series LiPo batteries. The 80C Reaction LiPos are intended for the serious basher or entry level racer and come in 2S, 3S, and 4S cell counts. They all use hard cases for added protection and come in capacities up to 6400mAh.
* 5C charge rate
* Capacities from 5700-6400mAh
* Available with prewired Deans, EC3, EC5, and Traxxas connectors
* XH balance connectors
* New cases for increased durability
Prices range from $95 to $165, they are expected to hit hobby shops in early May, and you can get more information at This Link over on the Dynamite website.
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The guys over at Fantom Racing have announced their latest go-fast LiPo pack, a 2S 6000mAh hardcase. This pack comes in 3 different styles- with Traxxas connector, with Deans, or with bullets, with each sporting a street price of $94. These new Pro Series packs are said to have the lowest internal resistance and highest voltage available in rc. Some of their other features and specifications include-
* Capacity- 6000mAh
* Voltage- 2S, 7.4V
* C-Rate- 80C continuous & 160C burst
* Dimensions- 138.6mm x 47mm x 25mm
* Weight- 300 grams (10.58 ounces) 4mm bullet style
* Balance Connector- JST / XH
To get more information on the new LiPo packs check out This Link over on the official Fantom Racing website.
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FlightPower has a new FP Series of LiPo batteries on the way. The FP series will offer a wide variety of voltages and capacities, and will come in 4 different discharge rates, from 25C to 70C. Also, there is a new FPRX series on the way for receiver packs. Charge rates range from 1C up to 3C and the Power packs come with the industry standard XH balancing connector. Close cell matching and rigid quality control enable FlightPower to give an industry leading 2 year limited warranty.
The new FP series packs will be available early this Summer, Click This Link to get more information over on the official FlightPower website.
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TrakPower has announced new 90C discharge LiPo packs. The 90C discharge rate gives more power than previous TrakPower offerings and they come in a wide variety of sizes to fit your needs. All the packs come with a hardcase for more protection and are approved for ROAR sanctioned competition.
The new 90C Trakpower packs include-
TKPC0605 1S 3.7V 6500mAh 4mm
TKPC0607 2S 7.4V 3250mAh 4mm
TKPC0610 2S 7.4V 4500mAh Shorty 5mm
TKPC0615 2S 7.4V 5600mAh Deans
TKPC0616 2S 7.4V 5600mAh 5mm
TKPC0620 2S 7.4V 7200mAh Deans
TKPC0621 2S 7.4V 7200mAh 5mm
TKPC0625 2S 7.4V 6000mAh Saddle Pack 4mm
TKPC0630 4S 14.8V 6700mAh Deans
TKPC0631 4S 14.8V 6700mAh 5mm
Prices range from $59-$159 and they are in stock right now. Hit up This Link for more information on all the LiPo batteries that TrakPower has to offer.
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Team Orion has announced the latest additions to their LiPo battery line-up. The new Orion LiPos use all the latest technology to achieve discharge rates of 100C while utilizing up to a 5C charge rate. These packs use a robust hard case to protect the cells inside and a JST-XH connector for balancing. The new packs include-
ORI14058 Carbon Pro 7200 1S (Tubes)
ORI14059 Carbon Pro 6000 2S (Deans Plug)
ORI14060 Carbon Pro 7200 2S (Deans Plug)
ORI14061 Carbon Pro 6000 2S (Tubes)
ORI14062 Carbon Pro 7200 2S (Tubes)
ORI14063 Carbon Pro 5800 Saddle Pack (Tubes)
ORI14064 Carbon Pro 5800 Saddle Pack (Deans Plug)
ORI14065 Carbon Pro 5800 2S Saddle Block (Tubes)
ORI14066 Carbon Pro 4500 2S Shorty Pack
To visit the official Orion website hit up This Link.
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The PlazmaPro line of Lipo Batteries are HPI’s high-end packs. One of the latest packs in the line-up is a 2S 7.4V 8000. The 8000 is stated to be capable of a 95C discharge and comes with dual 4mm bullet connectors for a better fit in a variety of applications.
* Capacity- 8000mAh
* Voltage- 2S 7.4V
* Discharge- 95C
* Dimensions: 138.5 x 46.5 x 24mm
* Uses 4mm bullet connectors
The part number for the HPI 8000 Lipo is #110601 and you can get more information Right Here on the official HPI Racing website.
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THE TrakPower 7.4v 2S 70C 6800mAh Lipo Battery Review
What makes for a good Lipo battery? That depends on what you are looking for, but most people look for excellent runtimes, lots of voltage, and a long cycle life. We’ve been using and abusing a TrakPower 2S 70C 6800 for a few months now. How does it stack up to the competition? Does it have a lot of power? Can it take some abuse and not puff? Click the “Read More” to find out…