Almost quadcopters only flight less than 30 minutes even fewer. Everyone who have a drone focused on the questions about flight time and anxious to know how to choose the best lipo battery for quadcopter? Follow our quadcopter battery choosing guide please.
Along with the development of the quadcopter technology, how to make height greater density Lipo battery faced with technological challenges. As such, we have to know how to choose the best lipo battery for quadcopter. If you are interested in, I would suggest you read on to find out.
Quadcopter suggestions related to Lipo battery
If you do not have a systematic method of choosing the best lipo battery for quadcopter, Here some Quadcopter suggestions related to lipo battery will be recommend to you as below.
quadcopter suggestions – related to Lipo
|quadcopter Type||Lipo Batteries|
|Mini quad||lipo 80-800mAh 1s/2s|
|180||lipo 1000mah/1300mAh 3S/4S|
|210||lipo 1000mah/1300mAh 3S/4S|
|250||lipo 1300-1800mAh 3s/4s|
|280/290||lipo 1500-3300mAh 3s|
|330/360||lipo 2200-3200mah 4s|
|400||lipo 3200-3300mah 4S|
|450||lipo 3300mAh 4S|
|500||lipo 3300-5000mAh 4s|
|540||lipo 5000-5200mAh 4s|
|550/650/750mm||lipo 5000-8000mAh 4s/5s/6s|
|800mm or big||lipo 8000mah-30000mah 6s|
Step 1, Choose the longest flight time battery for quadcopter
I believe that you have already know the Average Amp Draw of your quadcopter, if not, you have to work out it. Then through a battery calculator formula to get quadcopter flight times.
How to do it ? you should read my this post: How to calculate quadcopter flight times, It’s much important to choose battery for quadcopter.
Step 2, Consider the C-racing
To choose a suitable lipo battery for your quadcopter, you have to compare target c-rating and battery c-racing. In short, my principle is that battery c-racing is greater than target c-rating but not too higher.
- My target C-rating target calculations are based on an estimated draw at full power of motors and Props.
- Battery c-racing are based on standard formula (Discharge Rating =Ah*C-rating ).
For example, I have a FPV racing 180 mini quad, my target c-rating is 65A from Cobra 2204 2300kv motors and HQ 4x4x3 props.
I choose gens ace 1050mAh 75C lipo pack. battery c-racing is 78.75A (=1.05Ah * 75C). It’s great for my mini quad.
Step 3, Consider the price
If price were not a consideration, you should choose the lipo battery which provided the longest flight time for quadcopter. This is also my selection criteria.
When considering the price, you have to make a value that is capacity per dollar ( capacity / price), Then choose the max one that is best for you.
For example, There are two battery A lipo battery 4s 75c 1500mAh is $38 and B lipo battery 4s 75c 1800mAh is $45. A capacity per dollar is 39.47(=1500/38) and B capacity per dollar is 40 (=1800/45), Therefore I will choose B lipo battery for my quadcopter.
How to choose the best lipo battery for quadcopter? It’s a hard job, through the above analysis, I hope you can resolve it and enjoy your flight times.
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