Commonly, the saying goes ‘you can never have too many batteries’ and for the most part, that is true. But I’d much prefer the saying to be ‘you can never have too many batteries and accessories’ because battery accessories should never be overlooked. Battery accessories are not only great for safety but they are really useful in getting the most of our battery and the best user experience. So, I have created a list of my favourite battery accessories.
Did I mention HobbyKing’s is hosting GRAND battery sale? Oh, well they are and what’s even better is that their sale is not exclusive to batteries but also has massive discounts on some of the best battery accessories on the market. So take advantage of this sale, and stock up while you can. Remember ‘you can never have too many’!!
- 5.5mm Bullet Connector to T-Connector Battery Adapter (2pcs/bag)
- 4.0mm Banana Safety Plug Kit (4pc)
- Lithium Polymer Charge Pack 25x33cm JUMBO Sack
- Battery Monitor 2-6S
- XTAR VC4 Charger for Ni-MH/Li-ion Batteries (4 Port)
A battery adapter is the best way to make your battery more versatile. The an adapter, it means you can use the same battery in multiple models with different connectors.
Ever accidentally have two male plugs short circuit as you pull them from its charger? Then you know exactly what I’m talking about it. This is why these plugs are so good to have. The way in which they are designed, having the spring sleeve over the banana plug, makes it impossible for them to make contact and short circuit as you remove them for the charger.
This jumbo lipo-safe fireproof bag is arguably the most important and must have accessory. It is vital that when you are charging your batteries that you keep them safe by placing them inside the bag. It is designed to contain and stop a fire in case of any issues that may arise from a poorly functioning lipo battery. The best advice I can give is to err on the side of caution, which is better than dealing with the heartbreak of an accident. Simply, better to be safe than sorry.
This battery monitor is the perfect tool for when you arrive at the field and you are not sure whether or not your battery is charged. The monitor simply plugs into your battery to quickly check the total voltage inside your battery.
The XTAR VC4 has all the bells and whistles a charger could possibly need. Labelled as the ‘intelligent charger’, it automatically determines the battery type and size before charging. The charger, which hold up to four batteries at the same time, features an LCD display which allows you see the battery type, input voltage, battery voltage and charge rate.
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Written by Rebecca