We are back again with some helpful information on RC Car Batteries! This article will help you determine which type of battery is a good fit for you and the advantages vs disadvantages of each type.
Note: When choosing a battery you have to make sure you have the proper charger that works with that battery type.
Let's Get into it!
- LiPos are lighter and smaller in dimension.
- Not limited in the shape or size they can come in.
- Have higer capacities and voltages - this can potentially allow for more speed and power. Typical Voltages include: 7.4V, 11.1V, 14.8V, and 22.2V
- They discharge energy at a different and flatter rate which is what allows them to have more power. This allows for a more consistent stream of energy to your motor.
- Charge Faster
- LiPos can be dangerous. If the battery is not stored properly or if it becomes damaged and punctured, fire could occur.
- They have a shorter life span meaning they last between 300 and 400 cycles.
"LiPos are made of carbon and highly reactive lithium, which can store a lot of energy. With the flat structure the inner resistance is smaller (UPOWER)."
- More User Friendly
- Typically can endure more charging cycles, meaning they potentially have a larger life span.
- They cost less then LiPos.
- Not as likely to catch fire if punctured.
- This battery loses power throughout the run, meaning your car slowly loses power until the battery is completely dead.
- Heavy Weight
- Lower Voltages: Typically come in 3.6V and 7.2V, etc.
"NiMH batteries use hydrogen to store energy, with nickel and another metal (such as titanium) keeping a lid on the hydrogen ions. It often comes in a cylindrical shape.(UPOWER)."
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- Nosy Nation: LiPo vs NiMH: What's your battery of choice? (2016).
- UPOWER: 8 Difference Between Nimh vs Lipo Battery