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Hobbico LiFeSource batteries
The crew over at Hobbico have announced new receiver packs in their LiFeSource battery line-up for your bashing pleasure. Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries have high energy density and are known for their long cycle life. They are also said to be safer than regular Lithium Polymers.

HCAM6411 LiFe 6.6V 1300mAh 1C – $27.99
HCAM6416 LiFe 6.6V 1100mAh 10C – $27.99
HCAM6426 LiFe 6.6V 1800mAh 10C – $34.99
HCAM6521 LiFe 6.6V 1900mAh 3C – $39.99
HCAM6436 LiFe 6.6V 2100mAh 10C – $39.99
HCAM6446 LiFe 6.6V 3200mAh 10C – $64.99

These are available right now and you can get more information by clicking Here.

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trakpower lipo life receiver battery packs
The folks over at TrakPower have four new receiver packs to keep the servos on your nitro or gas machine working for a long time. These Lipo & LiFe packs not only provide long times, but also plenty of voltage for those high-end servos of yours.

* Generous capacities result in extended run times
* Available in flat and hump configurations
* All include standard connectors
* TKPC2011 2S 2400mAh LiPo Rx Flat Pack ($34.99)
* TKPC2015 2S 2700mAh LiPo Rx Hump Pack ($34.99)
* TKPC2101 2S 1600mAh LiFe Rx Flat Pack ($29.99)
* TKPC2105 2S 1900mAh LiFe Rx Hump Pack ($31.99)

These packs should be available in the next couple of weeks, hit up the official TrakPower Website for more information.

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venom life pack

New from Venom are these 2S 6.6v LiFE RX Battery packs. They are available in a 1200mAh Flat pack and a 1600mAh Hump Pack. Some of the cool features about these receiver packs are more cycles then a LiPo pack, no low voltage cutoff problems and 5C charge rates. They should hit stores around February 2012 for about $26

Make sure to visit Venom-Group.com page for more information.

Hitec isn’t just servos and radios.  They also make chargers and this one here, the X1 AC Plus Multi-charger, is their latest.  The X1, as the you might guess from the name is an AC/DC charger capable of peak charging most battery chemistries, including LiPo, LiFe, NiMH, and NiCd among others.  For the Nickle batteries it’s capable of charging up to 15 cells, while Lithium based packs can go up to 6S.  It also features an adjustable charge rate from 0.1 up to 6.0 amps.

Keep an eye on the Hitec website for more info.

It’s a few months late, but so what, right?  The Reedy 526-S super simple charger is now shipping out to retailers.  For those that missed the initial announcement and are too lazy to click that link above, the 526-S is a simple and to the point LiPo and LiFe compatible charger with a built in balancer, AC/DC input, 2S-6S charge capability, and simple one-button operation.

The 526-S should have a street price hovering around the $65 mark.  Check out the Reedy website for more info.

Is your charger too complicated?  Does it have too many buttons and 70+ menu options?  Are you saying to yourself “why can’t this be simple?”  I’m not… I like complicated stuff, it makes unexpected results from not knowing what you’re doing more exciting.  But if you are a simpleton person that likes to keep things simple, Reedy might have a new charger for you.  The new 526-S AC/DC LiPo/LiFe capable balance charger is as simple as plugging the battery in and pushing the start button.  The charger is able to charge 2S to 6S packs at up to 5 amps, and includes a Deans pigtail and JST-XH balance harness.  Not only is it simple, it’s also fairly inexpensive, with a list price of just about $65.  The 526-S should be hitting shelves in March.

Check out the Reedy section of the Associated web site for more info.

A powerful charger is an essential accessory.  There’s a ton of good options to choose fromThunder Power is adding to that selection.  Their new TP820CD can put out up to 800 watts of power from two independent charging ports, which is enough to allow you to charge up to 8S LiPos on both ports at the same time.  But it’s not just limited to LiPos, the TP820CD is a multi-chemistry charger that can fill up NiMHs, NiCads, LiFes, and Lead Acid batteries as well.  You can also connect it to a computer for data logging and upgrading the firmware through the mini USB port.

The TP820CD is shipping now.  Check out the Thunder Power web site for more info.

Venom has another new charger and this time it’s a fancy one.  The Venom Pro Charger Ultimate DC Multi Charger has many features that high-end users expect.  As the name implies it is a DC only charger that can charge multiple types of batteries, including LiPos, LiFes, NiMHs, and Lead Acid.  It’s capable of up to 10 amps of charing output and up to 5 amps of discharging.  The Pro Charger also has a 5V, 1A USB connector for charging cell phones and MP3 players.

The Venom Pro Charger Ultimate will be arriving towards mid-October and have a MSRP of $99.99.  Check out the Venom Group web site for more info.

Thunder Power RC is a company that knows all about our electricity needs.  Now they’ve added another charger to fulfill those needs.  The TP610C-ACDC is a multi-chemistry, AC/DC charger capable of filling up 1-14 cell NiMHs/NiCds, 2-6S LiPo/LiFe/LiIon, and 6-24 volt lead acid batteries at up to 10 amps.  This charger also features a built in balancer with JST-XH connectors.  It has multiple voltage cutoff settings for storage, competition, and general use.  There’s also 25 programmable memory slots.  Probably the best feature though, is the 2 year warranty.

No word on price or availability at this point, so keep an eye on the Thunder Power web site for more info.

LRP Quadra 2 ChargerLRP has got something for everyone today it seems. If you’re in the market for a new battery charger they’ve got the new Quadra Pro 2. Wit it you can charge NiMHs/NiCads (1-14 cells), LiPos, or LiFes (both types 1 – 5 cells) at anywhere from 0.1 up to 5.0 amps. It’s also got an integrated balancer for LiPos and cycle and discharge modes. The Quadra takes AC or DC input so it’ll work at home or in the field. MSRP: $259.99, available: now or very soon.

LRP Quadra 2 ChargerAnother product from LRP is the 2in1 LiPo Guard + BEC. It’s a low voltage cutoff AND a 6V/5A switched BEC to keep the juice flowing to your receiver and servos. So for all of you high-power users this may be a way for you to cut some clutter out of your ride by consolidating two pieces into one. The MSRP is $69.99 and it should be on shelves this month.

That’s not all, if you have a LRP X-12 brushless motor then LRP has a few new Sintered Rotors for you. Available in 12.0mm, 12.5mm, and 13.0mm, you now have three more options to tune your motor to the racing conditions. MSRPs are $44.99 each.

Wait there’s more. A stopwatch. Get all the info you need about all these new products by clicking through to the LRP homepage on Associated’s web site.