Lithium polymer batteries or LIPO batteries as we describe them, are a member of the lithium-ion battery chemistry family. There are many members of the family and each has pros and cons. Different cell formats, voltages, discharge curves, charge and discharge rates. The most common RC battery is the soft pouch format. The cylindrical cells tend to be found in consumer-grade electronics whereas our humble LiPo is generally offered in a soft pouch, which makes them lighter but also less rigid. Continue reading LIPO Battery Safety 101
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. Continue reading Five Must-Have Battery Accessories
Safety is paramount. It’s definitely not something that you should neglect. The consequences of not taking safety seriously can be deadly and this has been the case on numerous occasions. Previously, we discussed the importance of using planes safely and the impact of not doing such. You can read it in full here.
Continue reading 10 Safety Tips to Remember When Using Batteries
What does a watt meter do and why
should I buy do I need one?
Simply put, a watt meter measures the current draw on your electrical system and displays the results live (watts, amps and volts). The watt meter is placed in series, between your battery and ESC and takes only seconds to use.
Continue reading Watts Matter
Parallel charging is a safe way to charge more than one battery of the same cell count at the same time. It is not a difficult concept and definitely something that almost anyone could comprehend. In this article, we dive right into parallel charging and cover the topic completely.
Continue reading How to Guide: Parallel Charging
If you read HobbyKing News’ article ‘10 Tips for The RC Beginner’, you’d know that some of the community’s biggest advice is that ‘you can never have too many batteries’. So now is your chance to really make the most of their advice by taking advantage of the sale at HobbyKing, with 40% off all their powerful Turnigy Graphene 1300 4s 65C.
Continue reading 24 hours only, 40% off: Graphene 1300 4s 65c
The Turnigy brand is renowned for its strength, power and its serious performance. It’s the go-to battery of choice for many hobbyists, myself included.
Continue reading Value is King: Turnigy Nano-Tech (5pcs)
You’re not going to get very far in this hobby without a good LIPO charger but there are so many to choose from. So what do I need?
Continue reading What is the Best LIPO Charger?
LIPO batteries are found in just about every modern convenience these days and whilst we don’t pay much attention to them we really should. Proper care dramatically extends their usable lifespan and given batteries are so expensive its worth looking after them so that they give you reliable service for years to come.
Continue reading How to Tell If Your Lipo Battery Is Good
Investing in the right kind of battery is essential for any hobbyist. Most people I have spoken to have told me that the Turnigy Graphene is a staple item for any drone racer.This article outlines all there is to know about this new Turnigy Graphene 1300mAh 4S 65C Lipo Pack w/XT60 with removable balance plug. You can purchase it at HobbyKing, click here to view
Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Turnigy Graphene with a Removable Balance Plug