This 10-cell, 12V 3000mAh battery has a low profile configuration to make it easier to mount on a robot. The Slim Battery pack is wired with an XT30 male connector and an inline 20A replaceable ATC fuse. XT30 to Tamiya Adapter no longer automatically included as of 5/10/2017.
Maximum Dimensions: 113.5mm x 90.5mm x 23mm
Wire Gauge: 16 AWG
Replaceable Fuse: 20A ATC
Maximum Discharge Rate: 10C
While the battery cells are rated at a 10C (30A) discharge, the in-line fuse limits this to 20A.
Wire Length (excluding XT30): 150mm
All rechargeable batteries have a finite lifespan. Factors that affect lifespan include the number of discharge/charge cycles and the average loading of the battery. The following best practices can help maximize the lifespan of your battery:
Recommended: 1.8A or 2.0A
Do not overcharge
Disconnect the battery from the charger once it indicates a full charge.
Typical charge time does not exceed 2 hours.
Do not charge a battery that hasn't been discharged significantly.
For example, running the robot under minimal load for a few minutes will not significantly discharge the battery.
Minimum no-load voltage: 9.0V
Discharging the battery past 9.0V can reduce the lifespan of the battery and can permanently damage the cells.
Periodic dips below 9.0V when under load is expected and OK.
For example, don't forget to unplug your battery after you are finished running the robot and don't run your robot until it completely stops responding!
Let the battery cool before and after charging.
The battery may feel warm after heavy loading or after charging. This is normal.