30 October 2014 15:35 by Mike
Arrowmax has just introduced their updated LiPo safety bag for charging and storing LiPo batteries packs. This stylish bag is made from fire-resistant fabric and is designed to minimize the harm to your pit table and surrounding areas in case a LiPo pack goes boom for whatever reason. Large velcro straps keep the lid and the two inner lashes closed securely. The bag is printed with the signature Arrowmax logo on the outside, with white lining on the inside.
15 September 2014 16:14 by Mike
LRP has just released their newest NiMH receiver packs for 1/10 and 1/8 scale vehicles. The new packs provide 1600mAh of long lasting power, and a feature a low self-discharge design. Each cell has been tested for quality assurance, and are put together in your choice of ‘stick’ or ‘hump’ pack.
02 September 2014 16:15 by Mike
Vampire Racing’s popular and long lasting Lithium-Ferrite receiver battery packs are now available in a new 2014 edition. Coming in industry standard “straight” or “hump” pack dimensions, the 2S packs with a voltage of 6.6V allow the direct use with standard voltage receivers and servos without the need for a voltage regulator as 7.4V LiPo packs do. The straight pack makes use of 1600mAh cells while the hump pack comes built from high capacity 1900mAh cells. Both packs are pre-wired with XH balancer connectors and a JR/Futaba compatible universal plug.
Source: Vampire Racing
21 August 2014 16:16 by Mike
Team Orion has just released their new Soft Case LiPo battery packs with LED Voltage Control System. The new Soft Case batteries are equipped with the latest 50C cells and available with many different connectors and configurations. These packs are the first to feature the LED Voltage Control System, which using an integrated PCB allows you to check the status of your battery on the go!
Source: Team Orion
30 July 2014 08:01 by Phil
RB Products have released two new hard case LiPo batteries both with 6400 mAh capacity and 100C discharge rate, the top 7.4V 2S is ideal for 1/10 or 1/8 buggy applications (Dimensions 137x46x25mm), whilst the 4S 14.8v below suits 1/8 E-Buggys, (Dimensions 137x46x49mm).
Made in the best factories, the new RB ENERGY batteries provide great performance and come with Deans high current connectors, silicone-wrapped wires with its balance connector and instruction manual.
#0240019 – RB ENERGY LIPO HARD CASE 2S 7.4V 100C 6400mAh
#0240020 – RB ENERGY LIPO HARD CASE 4S 14.8V 100C 6400 mAh
26 July 2014 13:48 by Phil
SWORKz’ Spower brand have released a new Li-ion 7.2V receiver pack battery under their S-ePower brand, made in Japan by electronics specialists Sanyo, the 2800 mAh capacity battery weighs in at 96g and should be available shortly.
Item No. SP-70201 | Diameter: 66.8×36.8×16.8 mm
20 June 2014 15:52 by Mike
Reedy has released an all-new LiPo “stick” receiver pack today. This 2100mAh 7.4V LiPo RX/TX high-capacity battery is perfect for use as a receiver battery for nitro powered buggys and trucks that require a stick configuration. It is also an excellent choice for transmitters that will accept 2S 7.4V LiPo input. The standard power plug fits directly into your transmitter or receiver/switch harness while a JST-XH balance connector allows for simple balance charging.
12 June 2014 04:41 by Phil
Theres nothing more exciting than a battery that we can think of, and heres a new one from Reedy!
Thanks to its high average voltage and low internal resistance values, Reedy’s powerful 5000mAh 65C LiPo is the logical choice for stock class racers who want to reduce their laptimes and for racers participating in capacity-limited classes such as VTA.
The battery’s low weight allows more flexibility in achieving equal left/right weight distribution in touring cars while making it easier to achieve the legal minimum weight. In off-road vehicles, a reduction in the battery’s weight means that ballast can be applied elsewhere to improve vehicle handling and reduce lap times.
Tested and developed by the championship-winning Reedy factory team drivers, this battery features a durable hard case to prevent damage while 4mm socket connectors reduce resistance and allow for short and efficient wiring.
05 May 2014 00:01 by KevinR
A Main Hobbies have announced the release of their new ProTek Surpreme Power 100C square LiPo pack which is a great option for applications that use a side by side saddle pack setup, such as 2wd buggies and stadium trucks. When compared to a saddle pack, the square design eliminates the need for a jumper wire for increased efficiency, and at the same time cleans up your charging station by eliminating cluttered charging cables.
09 April 2014 09:10 by KevinR
Dynamite have announced the release of their new 80C Reaction LiPo battery packs which provides the power needed to get the most out of any RC vehicle. Ranging from 2S to 4S packs all featuring an 80C discharge rate and capacities up to 7200mAh, Dynamite have just about any 1/10- or 1/8-scale surface application covered.