ProTek RC LiFe Hump Receiver Battery Pack (6.6V/1700mAh) (w/Balancer Plug)

ProTek RC LiFe Hump Receiver Battery Pack (6.6V/1700mAh) (w/Balancer Plug)
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This is the ProTek R/C LiFe Hump Receiver Battery Pack. Lithium battery technology is evolving. With cell dimensions that fit anywhere a standard Li-Poly battery will and rapidly increasing capacity, LiFePO4 chemistry will soon set the standard that all others are judged by. With the ability to deliver 1000+ usable cycles, and a life span up to 4 times longer than Li-Poly batteries (when cycled under the same discharge conditions), these batteries offer the user an excellent balance of performance and value. LiFe batteries are more durable than Li-Poly and are able to handle a higher level of abuse when compared to LiPo without the risk of pre-mature failure. Unlike LiPo, LiFe cells can be stored in a fully charged state with little to no loss in stored power, and can be discharged deeper with less risk of damage to the cells. Most importantly, LiFe batteries are SAFE! There is no risk of combustion! LiFe cells will not catch fire or explode when over charged, or after a deep discharge.

What about the voltage?
A 2 Cell LiFe battery produces 6.6 volts nominal, which is almost a full volt less than a 2 Cell LiPo battery. The LiFe battery is not meant to replace the performance of a Li-Po battery, it is simply another option. LiFe offers the user a battery with a good discharge curve that is better than that of a NiMH battery, but without the risk of damage or fire that exists when a LiPo battery is abused. Additionally, when used as a receiver pack, a LiFe battery eliminates the need for a voltage regulator, which reduces the risk of failure by eliminating a component that could potentially fail. 

NOTE: Brand new LiFePO4 batteries have been found to fail prematurely if they are deep discharged below 33% capacity too early. A break-in period of 20 cycles is currently recommended. While testing has shown that this battery can be charged at up to 3C rates, it recommended that this battery not be charged at rates higher than 1C to maximize the lifespan of the battery. Additionally, LiFe batteries should not be discharged below 2.5V per cell to avoid pre-mature failure and maximize battery life span.

We also recommend you REMOVE the batteries from your cars, or at least unplug them to avoid accidental over discharge if the unit is left on.

IMPORTANT:
1) You will need a LiFe specific charger to charge the pack (NiMH, NiCD or Li-Poly only chargers WILL NOT WORK!)
2) You must not discharge the LiFe battery pack below 33% capacity during the break in period or below 2.5V per cell after break in.
3) It is not recommended that you charge this LiFe battery pack at amp rates higher than 1C.
4) Read the instructions carefully before operating this battery.

CRASH Protection Guarantee!
ProTek RC offers a 50% Damage Replacement program for one (1) year after original purchase date on all batteries that have been damaged due to impact, over-discharging, or improper charging that have not been modified or disassembled. The damaged battery will be replaced by a comparable battery at 50% off of its retail cost.

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Features:

  • Safe chemistry will not explode or catch fire
  • More mAh per gram compared to NiMH cells, meaning lighter models, and longer runtime
  • Virtually no "self discharge", so the battery is always ready to go even weeks after charging.
  • Superior voltage performance under load compared to NiMH cells, with consistent torque and speed.
  • Fast charge time

Specifications:

  • Voltage: 6.6V
  • Capacity: 1700mah
  • Chemistry: LiFePO4
  • Balance Charge Plug: XH
  • Charge Rate: 1C
  • Discharge Plug: JR/Sanwa
  • Dimension (LxWxH): 55x31x32mm
  • Weight: 92g

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This product was added to our catalog on February 17, 2010

Verified Owner
Thursday, Aug 16 2012 (about 8 years ago)
ProTek RC LiFe Hump Receiver Battery Pack (6.6V/1700mAh) (w/Balancer Plug)
This is a great battery pack. Have had it for 4 months. Have never run out of juice with this pack. Fits perfectly in front battery box on a rc 8.2.
Wednesday, May 2 2012 (about 8 years ago)
ProTek RC LiFe Hump Receiver Battery Pack (6.6V/1700mAh) (w/Balancer Plug)
Does anyone know if this battery will fit in a RC8.2 battery box?
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Nov 22 2011 (about 8 years ago)
ProTek RC LiFe Hump Receiver Battery Pack (6.6V/1700mAh) (w/Balancer Plug)
No problem with this battery. Had it 7 months now. I don't use the "fast charge" or "storage" modes on the charger. Hasn't puffed up at all. Nice and light. Lasts all race day. This is a great value battery.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jun 7 2011 (about 9 years ago)
ProTek RC LiFe Hump Receiver Battery Pack (6.6V/1700mAh) (w/Balancer Plug)
Bought 2 of them. First is already 1 year old. I've rebuild it and now use it in my DX3S =)
2nd I've gived to my friend. Excellent Pack! Twice discharged to "0" but still alive and get approx. 1500mAh now.
Sunday, Dec 5 2010 (about 9 years ago)
ProTek RC LiFe Hump Receiver Battery Pack (6.6V/1700mAh) (w/Balancer Plug)
All Losi 8ight owners do not buy this battery it will not fit no matter how much you dremel the case or the top. Anybody wants this let me know I never even used it I will let it go for $20.
Verified Owner
Monday, Mar 21 2011 (about 9 years ago)
ProTek RC LiFe Hump Receiver Battery Pack (6.6V/1700mAh) (w/Balancer Plug)
I bought this with intending to run in my D8. After getting it. The battery is a few mm too long and won't fit the D8 battery box. Lucky for me it wasn't a total loss. It dropped right into my Jammin truggy. This is a great battery with impressive run times.
Friday, Mar 11 2011 (about 9 years ago)
ProTek RC LiFe Hump Receiver Battery Pack (6.6V/1700mAh) (w/Balancer Plug)
Will this fit in the radiobox of HB D8 Hara? Anyone??
Verified Owner
Saturday, Mar 5 2011 (about 9 years ago)
ProTek RC LiFe Hump Receiver Battery Pack (6.6V/1700mAh) (w/Balancer Plug)
Battery took ages to balance out from new, followed all instructions and after a few months of racing battery ended up puffing from sitting for 4 weeks.
Saturday, Dec 18 2010 (about 9 years ago)
ProTek RC LiFe Hump Receiver Battery Pack (6.6V/1700mAh) (w/Balancer Plug)
NO REGULATOR NEEDED, peaks at 7.2v and nimhs can peak as high as 7.7v. you will notice a slightly improved servo response and much less voltage through the run. cells are balanced individually so 1 bad cell won't ruin the pack like nimh. you can also fast charge these at 3 amps in about 15 minutes with no issues. unless you have high voltage servos life is the way to go. modify the radio box if you have to instead of running more nimh packs. this is the future in rc racing.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Sep 1 2010 (about 10 years ago)
ProTek RC LiFe Hump Receiver Battery Pack (6.6V/1700mAh) (w/Balancer Plug)
I have 2 of these and they work awsome!!!! Good product
Verified Owner
Monday, Jun 21 2010 (about 10 years ago)
ProTek RC LiFe Hump Receiver Battery Pack (6.6V/1700mAh) (w/Balancer Plug)
great battery works fine AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++++
Verified Owner
Friday, Apr 23 2010 (about 10 years ago)
ProTek RC LiFe Hump Receiver Battery Pack (6.6V/1700mAh) (w/Balancer Plug)
Well good news... It finally balanced out :) 3.6v and 3.6v. Track day on Sun., so will re-review then. -//- So just received one of these batteries and threw it on the charger to see what the voltage was at. Out of the package it was at 6.9v. Placed it on the charger in LiFe mode and selected balance at .5A. Well one cell is at 3.6v and the other won't go above 3.37v. Don't know if I should run this and see if it cycles it's way out, or see about sending it back.

Good news is it fits in the RC8B battery box...
Tuesday, Mar 2 2010 (about 10 years ago)
ProTek RC LiFe Hump Receiver Battery Pack (6.6V/1700mAh) (w/Balancer Plug)
Pavlos Tselios, yes this battery will fit inside the Kyosho battery box. specifically the mp9, which means it should also fit the STRR.

It has the same dimensions as a regular ni-mh hump pack. So if your car fits a hump pack, this pack will fit.

As for performance of this battery, I cant help with a review. I do not have this version, I have the LIPO version (but 2300 mah). From what i understand, a regulator is not required.

imo, protek receiver packs are high qualtiy and have always worked well for me.
Verified Owner
Sunday, Feb 28 2010 (about 10 years ago)
ProTek RC LiFe Hump Receiver Battery Pack (6.6V/1700mAh) (w/Balancer Plug)
i have this battery for 2-3 races... Now i open my radio box and i see that the battey is like baloon ....i crack the wrap and i see that on cell is like baloon -//- Any feedback?is it good?It will fit at kyosho's radio box?
Thanks