Best Budget Battery for Traxxas Rustler VXL

Best Budget Battery for Traxxas Rustler VXL

Ovonic has built a reputation for producing Reasonably priced RC hobby batteries. For Traxxas Rustler 4×4 VXL, you can find high-quality lipo batteries in their store. Best battery for Rustler 4×4 VXL – At a Glance:

If you don’t have time to read all our reviews, then I directly recommend my top pick:

Ovonic 80C 3S 5200mAh hard case lipo battery.

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Ovonic 80C 3S 5200mAh – The Best overall

First option

Ovonic Rebel 80C 3S 5200mAh 11.1V Hardcase Lipo Battery EC5 For traxxas carsSpecification

  • Chemistry: LiPo
  • Volts: 11.1v / 3s / 3 cells
  • Capacity(mAh): 5200mah
  • C-Rate: 80C Constant / 160C Burst
  • Dimensions(mm): 138.5×46.5×31(L×W×H)
  • Weight(g): 396g
  • Plug Type: EC5
  • Balance Connector: JST-XH

The true 80C discharge rate meets your impact expectations. A burst current of 416A can be supplied to the motor, which means the Rustler can quickly reach a top speed of 70+mph.

Typically 5200mAh capacity provides 20-30 minutes of runtime. Of course, the exact time depends on how you drive.

Since it’s a hard case battery, it brings extra weight. 396g is not a big deal for Rustler, you can still jump and flip happily.

In addition, this 3s battery is suitable for most 1/8 and 1/10 scale RC cars. You can also chain two for 6s car.

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Ovonic 50C 3S 4500mAh – The Best value

Second option

OVONIC 50C 3S 4500mAh 11.1V Lipo Battery with Deans Plug for RC CarSpecification

  • Chemistry: LiPo
  • Volts: 11.1v / 3s / 3 cells
  • Capacity(mAh): 4500mAh
  • C-Rate: 50C Constant / 100C Burst
  • Dimensions(mm): 135×43×25(L×W×H)
  • Weight(g): 319g
  • Plug Type: Deans
  • Balance Connector: JST-XH

Compared to the aforementioned 80C 3S 5200mAh, this battery packs slightly less punch and runtime. Considering the price, it’s still a great budget battery for Rustler 4×4 VXL.

In addition, this soft case battery is lighter at 319g. The light weight makes your driving more efficient, especially when cornering.

In addition, this battery is not only suitable for RC cars, but also suitable for RC planes, boats, and so on.

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Ovonic 2S 5200mAh 50C – The best cheap

Third option

Ovonic Hard Case LiPo 2S 5200mAh 50C 7.4V with Deans for 110 &18 RC carsSpecification

  • Chemistry: LiPo
  • Volts: 7.4V / 2S / 2 cells
  • Capacity(mAh): 5200mAh
  • C-Rate: 50C Constant / 100C Burst
  • Dimensions(mm): 139×46×24(L×W×H)
  • Weight(g): 259g
  • Plug Type: Deans
  • Balance Connector: JST-XH

As you can see, this 2s hard case battery is cheap. It still provides plenty of power and running time, making it perfect for RC beginners.

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If you want to find more batteries, you can check more here (Ovonic lipo battery for Traxxas Rustler).

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are lipo batteries dangerous?

A: As long as it is used and charged correctly, there will be no problems with lipo batteries, except for inferior products. (Tips: The cell voltage should not be lower than 3.2v, nor higher than 4.2v.)

Q: What is the difference between NiMH and lipo?

A: NiMH costs are lower. Lipo is lighter, has a longer lifespan, and has a higher energy density. Simply put, lipo is better than NiMH in every way except cost.

Q: Why does the lipo battery swell?

A: There are many reasons for the lipo battery to swell, such as overcharging, over-discharging, storing for too long, and so on. If the battery is swollen, do not continue to use it, it may cause a fire.

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