|Chico, California, May 1, 2009 – A Main Hobbies today announced a ProTek R/C brand Lithium Polymer 2-cell hard case power battery pack for radio controlled cars, with 5000mAh of capacity and a true 35C constant discharge rate. Lithium Polymer batteries produce longer run-time with less weight than traditional NiMH cells and have no memory effect! They can be charged hours or days ahead of time and may be used and recharged limitless times per day.
This pack includes bullet connectors for charging and balancing, and also includes a balance charge lead with a Deans style T-plug installed. The balance adapter included is a 4-pin Align/E-Flite style XH balance connector. These battery packs are built using a hard plastic pack that is required for use at ROAR sanctioned tracks and events. The packs are thin enough to fit into all touring cars and off-road vehicles, and with the humps on the bottom will be secure in vehicles designed for side by side NiMH race packs.
These ProTek R/C battery packs can be used in any application where you need 6-cell NiMH stick or race packs, such as 1/10th scale electric touring cars or 2wd and 4wd off-road vehicles. These packs are significantly lighter when compared to regular NiMH race packs. This makes the overall vehicle weight lighter for significantly improved acceleration. These batteries also have a nominal voltage of 7.4V compared to the 7.2V of regular NiMH batteries, and have a lot lower internal resistance. This leads to better top speeds and improved 'punch' off the line when compared to NiMH batteries.
Note: Some vehicles may require some re-balancing if the light weight of these batteries cause some handling changes. To get the vehicle to balance correctly, add some weight to the battery side of the vehicle.
The batteries will sell with a street price of $114.99. But don’t be fooled by the low price! These batteries perform as good as or better than the most popular name brand batteries on the market today.
2C Maximum Charge Rate!
This battery pack is designed to be safely charged at 2C, twice the normal 1C charge rate required for most Li-Poly battery packs. With a 2C charge rate, you can get these battery packs fully charged in only slightly more than half the time it will take to complete a 1C charge.
CRASH Protection Guarantee!
This battery pack is covered by the ProTek R/C manufacturer "Crash Protection Guarantee"! If you crash your vehicle badly enough to damage the battery pack, you can send the damaged battery pack back to ProTek R/C and purchase a replacement battery for 50% off the regular sale price!
You can find this product listed here:
- Type: Lithium Polymer
- Capacity: 5000 mAh
- Voltage: 7.4V nominal
- Connector Type: 4.0mm bullets with 2.0mm for balancing
- Balancer Type: Align/E-Flite compatible (XH)
- Number of Cells: 2
- Weight: 275g
- Configuration: 2S1P
- Dimensions (WxLxH): 44 x 133 x 20mm (23.5mm including humps)
- Maximum Charge Rate: 2C (10A)!
- Maximum Continuous Discharge: 35C (175A)
- Maximum Burst Discharge: 70C (300A) for 3 seconds
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Please direct dealer enquiries through HRP Distributing. You can find HRP Distributing on the internet at the following location: http://www.hrpdealer.com/
About A Main Hobbies
A Main Hobbies is a leading Internet retailer of radio controlled cars, trucks, helicopters and airplanes. Founded in early 2004, A Main Hobbies has rapidly become one of the largest Internet retailers in the country. A Main Hobbies prides itself on having the products customers’ need, when they need it, and providing first class customer service and product support. A Main Hobbies is a division of Good Time Hobbies, Inc., a privately held California Corporation. The company's Web address is http://www.amain.com.