I’m tired. I’m worn out. My lipo test rig is tired, and after 1,980 cycles this new battery has finally worn out.
Wait, did you read that correctly? 1,980 cycles? Yes, 1,980 cycles. And not limp, half-arsed cycles either but hard discharge cycles at 30C/15amp discharges.
Continue reading How Does the Graphene Panther Measure Up?
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. 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.
Parallel charging is quite popular and yet the vast majority are not aware of what’s required or involved. 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.
The nano-core technology in the Turnigy Nano-tech batteries is through the application of nanometer conductive additives. 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?
There are hundreds of chargers on the market but how do we sort the wheat from the chaff? Chargers are chargers are chargers right? Wrong. Anything could be further from the truth. 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.
Your LIPO battery not only provides power to your motor but also the receiver and servo controls. Continue reading How to Tell If Your Lipo Battery Is Good