Best Battery for Traxxas Boat: Spartan, M41, Blast

Traxxas has launched three great RC boats so far, they are the Spartan, M41, and Blast. To get the best out of them, you’ll need the right battery to run. There are many brands available in the market, if you are not satisfied to find them on amazon, then here I recommend the excellent lipo batteries. Great quality and reasonable price, you won’t be disappointed.

Best battery for Spartan Race Boat

The Spartan is equipped with a powerful powertrain including a VXL-6s ESC and a 540XL brushless motor. You can run 2 3s lipo batteries (or 6s) which will get you to a max driving speed of 50mph.

Ovonic 11.1V 5000mAh 3S 50C LiPo Battery Pack with XT60&Trx Plug

OVONIC 11.1V 5000mAh 3S 50C LiPo Battery Pack with XT60 Plug for 1/10 electric rc boatSpecification

  • Chemistry: LiPo
  • Volts: 11.1v / 3s / 3 cells
  • Capacity(mAh): 5000mAh
  • C-Rate: 50C Constant / 100C Burst
  • Dimensions(mm): 138×42×28(L×W×H)
  • Weight(g): 348g
  • Plug Type: XT60 & Trx
  • Balance Connector: JST-XH

This battery is suitable for most RC models, such as RC boats, RC airplanes,  RC cars, etc. As long as it meets the size and voltage range.

The 50 C-rate provides the power the Spartans needs. You can run 2 of these batteries, which will allow you to hit the Spartan’s speed cap, 50 mph.

Also, this battery comes with a Trx connector, so you don’t have to spend more here.

The real capacity of 5000mAh will last around 30 minutes. Compared to most brands, this is considered high-end. Of course, the actual runtime depends on how you drive.

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Best battery for M41 Catamaran

Ovonic 80C 3S 5800mAh 11.1V LiPo Battery with Deans Plug

Ovonic 80C 3S 5800mAh 11.1V LiPo Battery for Traxxas RC Boat with Deans PlugSpecification

  • Chemistry: LiPo
  • Volts: 11.1v / 3s / 3 cells
  • Capacity(mAh): 5800mAh
  • C-Rate: 80C Constant / 160C Burst
  • Dimensions(mm): 147×50×27(L×W×H)
  • Weight(g): 408g
  • Plug Type: Deans
  • Balance Connector: JST-XH

The highlight of this battery is the ultra-high C-rate, 80C. This is very efficient for the M41.

The 5800mAh capacity means more runtime. If you crave more happy times, then it is a very good choice.

This battery is compatible with 1/7 to 1/10 scale RC models, so you can use it for other RC hobbies too.

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Best battery for Blast

OVONIC 2S 50C 7.4V 2200mAh LiPo Battery Pack with T Plug

OVONIC 2S 50C 7.4V 2200mAh LiPo Battery Pack with T Plug for traxxas boatSpecification

  • Chemistry: LiPo
  • Volts: 7.4v / 2s / 2 cells
  • Capacity(mAh): 2200mAh
  • C-Rate: 50C Constant / 100C Burst
  • Dimensions(mm): 105×33×14(L×W×H)
  • Weight(g): 120
  • Plug Type: Deans
  • Balance Connector: JST-XH

Compared with other batteries of the same specification, this battery is smaller in size and more powerful. If you plan to upgrade your battery, then this will be your first choice.

Blast does not require high voltage batteries, so this 2s battery will do what you need.

This battery supports 1/10 to 1/14 scale RC boats and models. Please review detailed battery information before purchasing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can it be charged with any charger?

A: No. You should use a genuine lipo charger. What you need to know is that a good charger will prolong the life of your battery. Inferior chargers not only damage the battery but also pose a safety hazard. It is not uncommon for a battery to catch fire while charging.

Q: Are lipo batteries safe?

A: Yes. But the prerequisite is correct to use and maintenance.

Q: How long will the lipo battery last?

A: It all depends on the frequency of use and usage habits. As long as it is not abused, its service life can reach 2-3 years (more than 200 cycles).

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