Airsoft electric guns require rechargeable batteries to operate, and as you would imagine they are available in various shapes, sizes, and degrees of quality. What battery your auto-electric gun (AEG) uses will be determined by available storage space, quality of internal components, and personal preference. Ideally you want the largest capacity battery that will fit, as the greater the capacity the longer the battery will last. Voltage is up to you – higher the voltage, the better the performance (rate of fire and trigger response) however it increases the stress on the internal components. Finally you have the battery type – NiCd, NiMh, LiPo, and LiFe. NiCd is antiquated technology, and there is no good reason to continue with their usage – NiMh came in to replace them, as they are more stable, reliable and offer the same performance without suffering from charge memory (i.e. battery does not have to be discharged before charging).
LiPo offers more power in a smaller package, however it is a little more volatile and requires greater care and attention – if you are looking for maximum performance, then Lipo is your battery…if you prefer lower maintenance, then stick with the NiMh. LiFe is a middleground between LiPo and NiMh; it is not as powerful as Lipo but as a result it is more stable.
These 11.1v Lipo batteries are some of the best performing batteries on the market! Manufactured by Giant Power, these are the RC-enthusiast’s choice for their supreme high quality. All of the batteries’ markings are correct and accurately reflect the performance, for example it is a true 15C discharge rate; many other batteries just slap a label of 20+ C, whilst they may not be as described.
These batteries will last for longer (each usage), and last for more charge/discharge cycles than their competition e.g. Turnigy etc. The benefit of these batteries is that they are very thin, making them perfect for use in Airsoft stock tubes, even in conjunction with many MOSFET’s. Although only 1300mAh, these batteries offer a lot of power, and last for quite a long while.
11.1v batteries have a lot of power, so they’re not recommended for non-upgraded guns due to the additional strain on the gearbox. They provide more current to the motor making the gearbox cycle faster – for this reason they are the choice of those seeking to get the most out of their gun.
|Connector Type||Small Tamiya|
|Dimensions||125mm x 21mm x 17mm|