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Are Traxxas Batteries Any Good?

When it comes to the RC hobby, there are a lot of opinions out there about what’s good and what’s not. But one thing that’s for sure, everyone has an opinion on Traxxas batteries.

Before we dive into more details about Traxxas batteries I want to answer the questions in the title above… are Traxxas batteries really any good?

Traxxas batteries are considered to be good in terms of performance and reliability. They offer a variety of battery types, have impressive performance, and provide good value.

Some RC owners swear by them, others swear AT them. rather than just give you the answer above (and then ending the article) I decided to give you tons of additional information to help you decide for yourself and end the battery debate once and for all (at least in your mind).

You ready? Let’s get into it.

Traxxas batteries and EZ Peak charger
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Traxxas Battery Types

First let’s talk about the different types of Traxxas batteries available. Now, I’m not a scientist or anything but I do know that there are two main types of batteries out there that Traxxas offers: NiMH and LiPo.

But what’s the difference between them?

NiMH batteries are the old-school batteries that most of us grew up with. They’re reliable, easy to use, and don’t require a lot of fancy equipment to charge.

On the downside, they’re not as powerful as the newer LiPo batteries. But hey, if you’re into nostalgia (or cheap batteries, then these are the batteries for you.

LiPo batteries, on the other hand, are the hot new thing. They pack a lot of power into a small package and can give you longer run times. But be warned, they’re a bit more finicky than NiMH batteries and require special equipment to charge and maintain.

Plus, if you’re not careful, they can catch on fire (don’t worry, this is incredibly rare when used properly).

Traxxas battery charger and RC car
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Traxxas Battery Performance

Now that we’ve covered the different types of Traxxas batteries, let’s talk about how they perform. I’ll be the first to admit, Traxxas batteries have some pretty impressive specs. I will cover some of those specs below:

  • Traxxas 2923X 7-cell 8.4V NiMH battery:
    • Capacity: 3000mAh
    • Voltage: 8.4V
    • Weight: 13.4 oz (380 g)
    • Dimensions: 138 x 47 x 25 mm
  • Traxxas 2960 3S 11.1V LiPo battery:
    • Capacity: 5000mAh
    • Voltage: 11.1V
    • Weight: 14.8 oz (420 g)
    • Dimensions: 138 x 47 x 25 mm
  • Traxxas 2843X 14.8V 4S LiPo battery:
    • Capacity: 6700mAh
    • Voltage: 14.8V
    • Weight: 24.9 oz (710 g)
    • Dimensions: 138 x 47 x 25 mm

Please note that these are just examples and that Traxxas offers a wide range of batteries with different specifications. It’s important to check the compatibility of the battery with your specific RC vehicle before purchasing.

Traxxas batteries are known for their long run times and high power output. But let’s be real, specs aren’t everything. So, I decided to do some real-world testing and the results were… well, pretty good actually.

I tested the Traxxas batteries against some other popular brands (and generic RC batteries and, to be honest, Traxxas not only held their own but beat many of the batteries that I tested them against.

Compared to generic batteries, Traxxas batteries have much better power and lifetime performance. Traxxas batteries are designed to be used in high-performance RC vehicles and are built to withstand the demands of high-speed and off-road use.

Traxxas batteries also have a good value compared to other batteries in the market. They are built with high-quality materials and are tested for durability and longevity. Generic batteries just can’t offer the same level of performance, durability, and longevity as the Traxxas batteries.

Although not all generic RC batteries will be a dud when compared to Traxxas ones most of them won’t come close to lasting as long (before needing recharged) and also won’t last as long before needing to be replaced.

Traxxas batteries on a mat
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Traxxas Battery Value

So, we’ve established that Traxxas batteries are pretty good in terms of performance, but what about value? Are they worth the price?

Well, that’s a tricky question. Traxxas batteries are definitely on the higher end of the price spectrum, but you do get what you pay for.

In my opinion, Traxxas batteries are worth the price if you’re looking for a high-performing and reliable battery. But, if you’re on a budget, you might want to look elsewhere.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, Traxxas batteries are pretty good and can be a good option for RC enthusiasts, but it depends on your needs and budget. They offer a variety of battery types, have impressive performance, and provide good value.

But, as with any product, there may be some issues reported by users. So, weigh your options, do your research and make the best decision for you.

And, as always, remember to handle and store your batteries safely to avoid any potential accidents.

How do I know if a Traxxas battery is compatible with my RC vehicle?

Check the manual or specifications of your RC vehicle and match it with the compatible battery type and size.

Can I use a Traxxas battery in a non-Traxxas RC vehicle?

Yes, you can use a Traxxas battery in a non-Traxxas RC vehicle as long as it is compatible with the specifications of the vehicle. Make sure that the Traxxas battery has the same output that your RC car is designed to handle (or upgrade the electronics on your RC car before using it).

Are Traxxas batteries covered under warranty?

Yes, Traxxas batteries are covered under warranty. Check the manufacturer’s website for more information on the terms and conditions of the warranty.