|Chico, California, July 8, 2009 – A Main Hobbies today announced a ProTek R/C brand Lithium Polymer 2-cell receiver battery pack for radio controlled cars, with 2300mAh of capacity and a true 8C constant discharge rate. This super light weight Li-Poly battery is designed to power the electronics of 1/10th & 1/8th scale gas powered race cars. Overall weight of your race car will be significantly reduced over the use of typical NiMh receiver packs. The battery voltage to your receiver and servos will remain constant throughout the race with the use of a voltage regulator (required). A constant voltage for your servos will ensure consistent performance at the start and end of the your race compared to typical NiMH receiver battery packs.
These packs are built with a lexan plastic shell around the outside of the battery, and then covered in blue heat shrink. The lexan shell is designed to protect the battery cells while in the vehicle, for longer life. Note that due to the lexan shell, sometimes the battery may feel soft to the touch on the outside of the battery; this is normal as there is a small air gap between the lexan shell and the battery cells inside.
The batteries will sell with a street price of $47.99. 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:
Capacity: 2300 mAh
Case: Lexan shell covered with heat shrink
Weight: 94 grams (including wire and connector)
Li-Po cell arrangement: 2S2P
Nominal voltage: 7.4 Volts
Discharge capability: 8C continuous (18.4A), 16C max (36.8A)
Dimension(mm): 30 x 30 x 52mm
Connector: JR Style with thick 20AWG Silicone Wire
Balancer Plug: ProTek R/C XH style (Align, E-Flite compatible)
Recommended Application: 1/10th & 1/8th scale vehicles, Helicopters and Airplanes
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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.amainhobbies.com.