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What is a LiPo Battery?
Posted by on 02 August 2012 12:12 PM

LiPo Battery

LiPo batteries (short for Lithium Polymer) are a type of rechargeable battery used in a lot of electricronics ranging from cell phones, laptops, iPads, and of course RC cars, planes, and helicopters. These batteries have a few characteristics that make them the preferred battery choice in the RC community rather than other rechargeable battery types such as NiCad, or NiMH.

  • LiPo batteries are light weight and can be made in almost any shape and size.
  • LiPo batteries have large capacities for its size. The Capacity:Volume ratio is extremely high.
  • LiPo batteries have high discharge rates. This means that it can power extremely demanding motors.

The ability to provide high capacity to volume ratio, high discharge rate, and its ablilty to be molded into any shape and size is what make these batteries so special.

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