"Electron" 3S LiPo 30C Battery Pack (11.1V/2200mAh) by EcoPower
This is the EcoPower "Electron" 3S 2200mAh, 30C Lithium Polymer battery pack. Every hobby enthusiast is unique, each with their own specific needs and expectations. Not everyone needs a professional grade, high performance LiPo battery, while others simply don’t want to spend big bucks on the latest “flavor of the month”. The common thread between these customers is they both want a reliable and affordable battery that provides good runtime, good power and reliable performance, and AMain.com is ready to deliver with EcoPower!
EcoPower batteries are tested in house, allowing us to provide batteries that deliver accurate specifications and reliable power, at a price that is geared towards our value conscious customers. Plus, if we say it’s in stock, you know we have it. And when you buy it, we will back it up with the outstanding customer service and support that you have come to expect from AMain.com. So stop beating yourself with cheap batteries, and buy from a trusted source that proves itself time after time with quality products at affordable prices!
This pack has T-Style Ultra connectors pre-installed, and comes with a 4-pin Align/E-Flite style balance connector. This lightweight Li-Poly 30C battery pack is designed to fit radio controlled planes and helicopters that can use a 35x105x24mm, 3S 2200mAh battery pack.
- Type: Lithium Polymer
- Capacity: 2200 mAh
- Voltage: 11.1V nominal
- Connector Type: T-Style Ultra (12 GA Wire)
- Balancer Type: Align/E-Flite compatible (XH)
- Number of Cells: 3
- Weight: 190g
- Configuration: 3S1P
- Dimensions (WxLxH): 35 x 105 x 24mm
- Maximum Charge Rate: 2C (4.4A)
- Maximum Continuous Discharge: 30C (66A)
1) DO NOT leave the battery in your model when charging
2) DO NOT leave unattended when charging
3) ALWAYS balance charge the battery
4) ALWAYS use a LiPo charging bag
5) YOU MUST use a Li-Poly specific charger to charge the pack (NiMH or NiCD only chargers WILL NOT WORK!)
6) YOU MUST not over discharge the Li-Poly battery pack
7) READ & UNDERSTAND the instructions carefully before operating this battery
NOTE: When using high energy Li-Polymer Batteries, please do not over-discharge or over-charge batteries as this will result in over heated batteries. Discharging capacity can't exceed 80% of the max capacity of the pack after full charging to ensure a good cycle performance. It is recommended to fully charge a brand new battery before using and only discharge the battery 50% for first 5 cycles. Always monitor race time and/or set a low voltage warning on ESC (End voltage cannot be lower than 3.2v per cell) Do not use the battery that has too low a voltage.
Do not expose batteries to sunshine or store/charge batteries at the temperature above 35°C or in a closed car. The high temperature environment could cause damage to the pack or make it burst. If the battery becomes hot while fast charging, high current discharging or racing, do not charge the battery until it has cooled completely. Wait about 20 mins, then inspect prior to recharging.
EcoPower is an AMain.com brand
This product was added to our catalog on December 16, 2011.
I would highly suggest this battery to anyone!
From plane's to boats it will do it all....)
bot a EcoPower 5000mA hard case a couple of years ago and still using in my Slash ?)
I purchased several ECP-LP-2200-3S30 batteries for use with my 350QX and VisionAire. Both ship with eflite/parkzone 25c/30c batteries. The ECP-LP-2200-3S30 batteries performed well in the 350QX but they are wholly inadequate for aggressive 3D flying in the VisionAire (using APC 13x4e prop at 5250ft). On several occasions during 2-5 second sustained hovers the battery petered out. When this happened at low altitude with no room to recover, it resulted in two major crashes. The second being a total loss of the aircraft, the first broke the BL10 shaft, ruining the motor. The problem happened with the OEM VisionAire motor EFLM7225 BL10, a power 15 and a power 25. I was able to reproduce the problem on the bench with a power 25 while metering the amp output of the battery to the motor. At full throttle, the battery would burst up to near 38 amps. Over the course of 3-6 seconds, the amperage would drop by approx. 50% per second until the SC shut down to keep the battery from failing. The problem does NOT occur with a 60c (ECP-LP-2200-3S60) battery which has the same initial burst of around 38c but drops by 5-10% per second and never gets below 30 amps. Perhaps this is related to being in CO at at 5200ft or because I'm using a 13x4e (OEM is 12x4)? I contacted Amain and they confirmed they haven't seen any other similar failures from the batteries. I've since moved on to the 60c version of this battery ECP-LP-2200-3S60 and I haven't been able to reproduce the problem on the bench or in the field. Moving forward I will avoid the 30c orange batteries for flight applications.)
After 3 months and about 20 cycles on one pack and 21 cycles on another pack these batteries are doing great, with my other batteries, after about 6:30 min of flight time, the cells are in the 3.71 v range, while with these batteries all the cells are in the 3.83 v range.
Also, I always balance charge my batteries and these batteries balance out great, even with my cheap charger all the cells balance out at 4.20 v.
As a final thought, I feel that my helicopter flies more stable with these packs, maybe the weight of the packs balances out the heli much better than my other packs also the power transition from the motor is a lot smoother; perhaps it's just me but all I can say is that my heli feels a lot more stable when running with these lipo's and for someone who is learning that is very important.
I will definitely buy more of these batteries, just wish thy came with XT-60 connectors.)
Weirdly enough it just puffed on the shelf. It was not in use or charging at the time.
I do not recommend this battery.)