The Gens Ace batteries definitely top our list of the best LiPo battery brand. In terms of durability and performance, these ought to be the best batteries out there, based on our experience. It is not just us, most people in the community have mostly positive things to say about this brand.
They come in almost all variations and last pretty long. These come with a dean’s connector. Note that they are not the cheapest of the lot though, so if you want something cheaper, read on.
Next up, we have the Turnigy batteries. In terms of durability and performance, we think it is pretty close to the Gens Ace. Overall life cycle of the battery though, is not be as good as the Gens Ace. Nevertheless these are awesome, especially considering you can get them for cheaper.
One major benefit we found with the Turnigy is that the brand manufactures pretty good battery chargers and other battery related accessories. So if you want to pick a brand that offers everything LiPo battery related and stay with it for consistency, we recommend Turnigy!
Here is a Gens Ace vs Turnigy test someone else did (Back in 2012). Our observations were quite similar but we feel the Gens Ace has better benchmarks vs the Turnigy relative to his findings. It may have to do with the year in question:
Gens Ace vs Turnigy Test:
Huizhou Zeee Power Co, Ltd., produces high-quality Li-Po, LiFePO4 rechargeable batteries and relevant accessories. They offer an affordable variety of quality RC batteries that can be used in radio-controlled boats, planes, vehicles and helicopters, etc.
Zeee Power Lipo batteries offer excellent performance at high discharge rate and low temperature, flat discharge curve, power your RC modesl, to reach the top speed with the most stability. Zeee 2S Lipo Battery 7.4V 50C 5200mAh RC lipo batteries are the most favored one among its users.
ThunderPower batteries deserve a spot here because we think that it may be the best in terms of performance. It is probably the most popular among competitive RC enthusiasts. We found it to fall short when it comes to durability, however.
Do note that these are some of the most expensive batteries out there so if you think might will crash a lot, it might not be worth getting these.
Venom is another popular brand that manufactures LiPo batteries. Venom particularly focuses on producing battery charges and rechargeable batteries. These LiPo batteries come with plug adaptors for Tamiya, Deans, Traxxas and EC3 plug types. They have high-capacity and a high-discharge rate.
Zippy batteries are great, especially when it comes down to value for money and best when it comes to price vs performance ratio. It is one of the cheapest and will get the job done. Though not as great as the brands listed above, they are good at delivering good performance and are pretty durable too, for the price.
We’d recommend zippy batteries to newbies just getting into RC or those who want to build a cheap craft on their own.
HRB is another brand that manufactures smooth and having steady discharge rate LiPo batteries. They have around 200 research engineers and technicians who work on their battery technology. These LiPos are affordable and give enough power to meet the speed and acceleration demands of today’s RC models.
In summary, consider the following before purchasing:
Price vs performance and durability trade-off. Gens Ace tops here.
The particular configuration you need (the capacity, C ratings and the type of connector)
Overall reputation of the brand in the community – research thoroughly! Again, Gens Ace tops here.
Who is Gens Ace Manufacturer?
Grepow Battery Ltd., founded in 1998, is a world-leading battery company and manufacturer that specializes in LiPo, LiFePO4 and NiMH batteries. We have advanced technology on a wide number of fields, such as RC hobby, wearable devices, industrial applications, and drones. We customize batteries for our customers’ needs with any shape, and we’ve manufactured batteries with high discharge rate and low-temperature resistance.
After decades of development, Grepow is now one of the largest manufacturers of high C-rate and high capacity batteries in China. Our self-owned brands “格氏ACE”, “GENS ACE” and “TATTU” are renowned home and abroad.
Grepow currently has 5 branches in China and two international branches in Dublin, USA and Korschenbroich, Germany. There are a total of 4 factories, covering an area of 15.2 hectares and roughly 3,000 employees, 200 of them in R&D department.