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.
One of my biggest annoyance with most batteries is when the balance lead remains attached to the battery, even when not charging. This usually means that you end up either having to hide it in the model somewhere. Alternatively, you are left having to let it hang out from the pack when in flight or in use. This is neither ideal or preferred.
I cannot count the amount of times my balance lead has been damaged, as result of being caught on rotors. Similarly, my battery has been ruined when exposed to the elements on boats over time. So when I heard the news that the new Turnigy Graphene comes with a removable balance plug, to say I was excited would be a huge understatement.
The design allows you to remove the balance plug when it is not being charged. Ultimately, this protects it from being ruined over time by extreme weather conditions. As mentioned, the removable balance plug is also perfect for drone racers who, like myself, wish to keep wires out of the way of the rotors. This is one the best features with HobbyKing’s new battery.
HobbyKing has always been a pioneer in delivering revolutionary graphene batteries, as evident by this Turnigy Graphene, which is a perfect example. It’s innovative technology utilizes carbon in the structure to create a single layer of graphene just 0.355nm thick. This is the thinnest known to man, which is insanely impressive. Similarly, the graphene particles form a highly dense compound. This allows electrons to flow with less resistance compared to traditional Lipo battery technologies.
Another great feature is that the battery is able to maintain a substantial amount of power, while still remaining much cooler under load. The graphene technology used has been useful in not only making the battery more powerful but it also has been able to significantly reduce often unavoidable problems. Such problems include heat (which is a batteries worst nightmare). As you know, often batteries are prone to damage in heat and other unkind weather conditions. However, the graphene in the battery makes it a lot more resistant to these natural elements. This is awesome because the damage that is prevented means that the battery cycle is much more likely to last longer over time.
Additionally, these packs use fiberglass plates (called G10) which are at the top and the bottom of the pack to protect the cells. Ultimately, this protects the outside cells from hangar rash and makes it less susceptible to crash, which is a great addition.
Below is a detailed look at the specs of the new ‘Turnigy Graphene 1300mAh 4S 65C Lipo Pack w/XT60 (Removable Balance Plug)
|Voltage||4S1P/ 4 Cell/ 14.8v|
|Discharge||65C Constant/ 130C Burst|
|Weight||166g (including wire, plug and case)|
|Dimensions||78 x 35 x 33mm|
In conclusion, if you are still debating about whether to buy this battery over traditional lipo batteries, the answer is simple. All the points made in this article lead to the Turnigy Graphene being more superior. That said, there is still numerous reasons why this is type of battery is preferred over traditional lipo batteries. For example, this battery has a higher discharge rate, which gives the battery more power under load. It can charge quickly (up to 15C on some batteries) and it has greater thermal control to protect it in extreme heat. Additionally, the battery maintains higher pack capacity, and ultimately has longer cycle life 600+. Last, but certainly not least, the included option of having a removable balance plug is a feature I know I’m going to really appreciate for many years to come.
Written by Rebecca