Fourth of july is coming right around the corner, happy fourth to everybody, and today i’m, going to tell you about the best lipo batteries that i’ve ever used and also the best chargers. Okay, i’ve used. Maybe a half dozen different battery types, battery brands and chargers – maybe a dozen and i’m here to get right to the point and recommend to you the best battery and charger. In my opinion, so i’ve went from crawler to basher high speed, low speed, so i’ve run it’s run the gamut and i’m here to recommend to you, the batteries from gents ace and tattoo same company, two different brands for two different disciplines. What makes a battery good? What makes it good is it first of all, it stays balanced, holds a charge, and when you drain it that it’s very consistent and again it keeps balanced. Uh gives you all the the the fuel advertising the battery and it charges right back up balanced again. You know over 50 charges, 100 charges, it doesn’t it doesn’t it doesn’t fail. It just keeps on ticking that’s. What makes a good battery on the other side of it, also there’s a discharge rate, how much power? How big is this fire hose that they can deliver to the esc and the motor, so your vehicle can have punch and top speed and and these batteries deliver and finally safety do they puff up? You know: do they do they heat up? They cause sparks they catch on fire.
You know that’s that’s, the last thing so i’m here to tell you i’ve, used historically for all my crawlers at 2225c battery very efficient soft case and either deans or or ec3 connector, not ec3, xd60 connector, and these are amazing. They just hold a good charge, always balanced. They go all the way to 3.3 volts or 3.6, whatever you want it to be, and it just takes a lick and keeps on taking so to speak, hardly heats up. The other thing is: i’ve killed a bunch of these batteries, meaning i’ve left my my rcs on drain them down to one volt per cell and you’re not supposed to get them under three volts. Uh sometimes i’ve had a couple that are zero and i put them back to life and they recover and now i’m using them they’re back in circulation, it’s crazy, if you’re curi, if you’ve ever killed a lipo, because you left your esc on your lights on uh. Sometimes it’s a 50 investment, 200 investment click here for my video on that on how to resurrect your battery safely. Okay, the the other thing i’ve been using the batteries for, is my crawlers, my my my belly draggers. This is a 3s battery and this is a 4s battery. So you could tell this is by a brand called tattoo, which is the same as jenny’s, but they they they call them tattoo. For the drone market and the drone market is very demanding uh power to weight ratio, packaging, durability and whatnot and look at it, you know there’s, they have so many configurations, it’s so light.
So this is a 3s 850 milliamp hours and this is a 4s 650 milliamp hours. So, depending on whether you want 3s or 4s, you have options. Tattoo gives you options, they weigh about the same crazy huh. So done very well. For me, you know it’s amazing. I get like half hour, run time, uh or maybe more as i’m high performance crawling and then finally, i’m gon na get to the bashing batteries. Gents ace again has been my go to bashing batteries. Take a lot of abuse – and here here is what i use on my mojave. This is the gens ace, 5600 six cell and it does an 80 adc of discharge rate, so the higher the discharge rate, the more the bigger the fire hose, the bigger current amount of current it can deliver to your motor and ac and that’s. For you know full throttle applications, you know full. You know full gas all the time, so not not too much for a crawler, but on a on a basher. So these i’ve had really good luck with. You know the heat up a little bit when i’m, like all in, and i had a a creighton that was being dropped from about two three stories high because of these bmx jumps boom boom, and this took a beating. It took massive hits. It broke my my battery case, and this took some hits. It was severely dented, but it was still okay, it didn’t puff up or anything.
So it proves to you the durability of these batteries, even in in severe hits in a soft case condition, of course, for safety’s sake. I i discarded the battery. I got rid of it. Uh click here about discarding a battery battery fires and whatnot, but it was still fine, but i just didn’t want to take a chance. The danger of a battery is when the cells the lipo cells inside, are exposed to air. They ignite they catch on fire. So when it gets puffy, it breaks the seal or when, when a a jagged tip jagged edge punctures this sheath of plastic it’s going to catch on fire. So you want to make sure your your protection is key. Okay. So, finally, when you are bashing, what you really want to do is use hard case batteries so hard case. Batteries are super cool and these are from gents asus bashing category bashing series, i believe it says bashing right there. So this is a hundred c, so very high discharge rate, eight thousand milliamp hours and eight uh three cell battery. So a lot of a lot of vehicles will take this, but what’s really cool about this setup. Is you know with just a little y adapter? You can make a six cell out of it and what that allows you is. You have three cell and a 6l battery, or i just stack it like this in my mojave and and what was the other one um creighton and it’s fine it’s strapped heavily, and then i have a y connector right here, the other.
But the other thing is some some vehicles they they want you to put it on opposite sides: equalize the weight, lower the center of gravity, and this allows you that option as well. So it is a hard case which is super cool because it’s not a super rigid case. You know i don’t know if you guys can see that it is a hard case, but with a shock absorbing material, so that’s a really smart idea, because you it helps absorb the hit without cracking the case, so to speak right, so there you go. I think if you go gents ace tattoo, you can’t go wrong. There might be other brands out there. I’Ve had really good luck with venom as well same thing protect battery, but some other brands, man they’re just they’re, just um. They got a balance or the batteries puff up. So there you go. Click on our links. I’Ll have links for all these batteries. In our description it will help our channel out. I was going to talk about chargers, but why don’t i put that in another video. I don’t want these videos to be too long.