Best lipo battery for my drone

Discussion in 'Safety & Regulation' started by clue144, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. clue144

    clue144 New Member


    Can someone please help me to choose the best battery for my drone, im currently have
    14.8V 1500mAh 4S 45C thats works fine but short fly time, whant more fly time.

    My drone spec.
    Motor = Racerstar 2205 BR2205 2300KV
    Max.current: 27.6A
    Max.power: 950W

    Esc = Racerstar RS20Ax4 V2 20A BB2
    Input Voltage: 2-4S
    C Current:20A
    P Current(10s):25A

    Pdb = Matek Systems PDB XT60 W/ BEC 5V & 12V

    Fc = F3 Flight Controller Delux

    Please write several different kinds of battery that suits my droner, 5000mAh 30c too much?
  2. Jackson

    Jackson USA member at large

    No good @ ~500+ grams. You might try a 2200mAh.
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  3. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    @ the cost of some manoeuvrability though. Maybe lower the C rate of the battery so it does not drain quicker.
    Or higher the C rate to regain some of that power you losing in weight. Your choice.
  4. clue144

    clue144 New Member

    thanks for the reply, but what is the maximum of c rate that may drone can handle?
  5. Jackson

    Jackson USA member at large

    It depends on how you fly. For lazy cruising around you can use a lower C rating. If you are always punching it and speeding around then a higher C rating is needed.
  6. clue144

    clue144 New Member

    ok but I mean what is the maximum limit (c rate) before the motor or esc break (overheat)? i have seen some youtube movies where they explain the c rate but im not 100% how to calculate it. Thats why i posted here
  7. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

  8. Jackson

    Jackson USA member at large

    14.8V 1500mAh 4S 45C

    1500 x 45C = 67500 / 1000 = 67.5A total available. To see how per per motor / 4 = 16.88A. You could use a higher C rating for intense performance for your motors.
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  9. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    I run the same setup different brand.
    I have used upto a 140 C
    Loads of power but drain the battery quicker. Just got to keep it to short bursts.
  10. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    Which leaves 3Amps spare plus the extra 5 for 10 seconds most esc's allow.
    I run littlebee 20a & pocket rocket 20a.
    These both handled a 90C-140C.
    Sadly that lipo puffed like a waterbomb & turned itself into a 3cell after only 5 cycles. Speed=Fun, kills Lipo's.

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