Top 5 Best 4S LiPo Batteries for Mini Quad

Looking for recommendation of 4S LiPo batteries for 5″ and 6″ FPV mini quad? In this article we revealed some of the best batteries recommended by the community in April 2017.

These 4S batteries were voted by members of Multicopter International, see full poll result here.

There are many considerations in choosing the best LiPo battery for your racing drone: performance (e.g. real discharge rate), longevity, weight, size and so on. To learn more about LiPo batteries please read our guide: LiPo Battery Beginner Guide for Drones and Quadcopters.

All the batteries featured in this article are 4S (4-cell) LiPo packs since this is the most popular voltage for 5″ and 6″ mini quad currently. Also we will find out what capacity options there are between 1300mah and 1800mah for each one, so you can choose depends on your preference.

 

Tattu R-Line 4S 95C

The Tattu R-Line 4S is a great performer, and they claim to have a shocking “95C” C-Rating, on which many would seriously doubt it. However these batteries are priced nearly twice as high as the Infinity Graphene. Here is a Review by Matthew.

 

Infinity Graphene 4S 70C

The Infinity Graphene 70C is the most affordable 4S Lipo battery in this list, making this a very good deal for practice/training purposes. They are also about 15g lighter in average than the other two batteries we mentioned earlier. Check out the Review.

 

Acehe Formula 4S 95C

A solid performer from my testing, check out my review.

 

  • 1300mah – $35 – 177g (Buy: GetFPV)
  • 1500mah – $40 – 200g (Buy: GetFPV)

DemonRC Fusion 4S 66C

One of the best batteries I have tested so far, they also seem to have a higher tolerance to low temperature and performed noticeably better than other batteries I have in cold weather in my testing. Check out my review. They are available only in Europe however.

  • 1500mah – $32 – 190g (Buy: DemonRC)

Turnigy Graphene 4S 65C LiPo Batteries

The Turnigy Graphene has been out for over a year now since Feb 2016. A tried and tested product, and is still being recommended widely. The main feedback we have got so far about this LiPo battery is “holding up well to abuse, little voltage sag and power remains throughout the flight”. The main draw back though is the heavy weight. Here is a Review on our forum.

15 thoughts on “Top 5 Best 4S LiPo Batteries for Mini Quad

  1. exugen

    Infinity are great bats. I have a pair that has been lasting me longer than any other battery i have. Unfortunately, you can’t get them from banggood in U.S. I had 2 orders get lost. On amazon they are too expensive.

    Turnigy Graphenes do not last long at all. They are strong at first and degrade pretty quickly.

    Also another +1 for CNHL. So far they have been pretty superb.

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  2. Dogshit

    You also forgot Venom! Their batteries are TOP quality, made in USA and they replace them for free when they start to go bad.

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  3. Indy

    Hi Oscar! Interesting,

    Sadly most those lipos are kind of expensive…
    On the cheaper side, I really like the Infinity lipos I’ve like 8 of them and they perform alright after a year or so, but all my four Turnigy Graphene lipos are dead after less time… they get discharged as soon as I take off….
    Now, can you tell me if you can keep more expensive batteries longer? Two or 3 years? That would be interesting…

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  4. Ray

    Thanks for this! I wonder why more reviewers don’t create a top 5 list of batteries. It’s one of those things that gets a lot of our money, but doesn’t always get the focus it deserves.

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    1. Oscar Post author

      Because battery is one of the most difficult product to review. So many new batteries these days make an excellent first batch, or send some really good samples to reviewer, so they get really good review for them… then they cut cost and make rubbish 2nd batch, 3rd batch and so on… when people realize they are crap and stop buying, they simply drop the brand and create a new one… and repeat the same thing over again!
      So only buy brand name battery I say :)

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  5. guti

    And do not mention the gaoneng 120/240 c ??
    It is true that they are not 120c, but close to 90c.
    I have rline and 4 of these and their behavior is similar.
    I really prefer gaoneng rather than infinity, it has more punch

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    1. Wayne

      Are you talking about the gaoneng that is able to take off the balance lead? I have some infinity batteries that went boom in my house, looking to try the gaoneng ones

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  6. manu2015

    Hi,
    You don’t believe the C rating, so why would you believe the mAh ?

    The mAh can serve a few different purposes. By overestimating, it can make you believe you will fly longer. By underestimating, it can hide the weight and make your “perceived C-rating” higher.

    Some things are different in the design between high and low C, like bigger leads and connectivity of the elements. But once everything is done, they just make them bigger, labelling with the same mAh rating.

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    1. Oscar Post author

      because you can measure and test C rating and capacity respectively, and most high C rating lipo on the market doesn’t deliver what’s printed on their package. Capacity is normally correct in my experience.

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  7. Cedric CRISPIN

    Unfortunately here in Thailand, the only hatteries i can afford if i am lucky are The Infinity Graphene 90C.

    Stupid regulations are impacting us over there. For buying LIPOs we must have a licence that only government can deliver or you must travel overseas in order to buy your LIPOs but it’s not eveb guarentee that they will not seed them on the way back when going through the thai customs airport…

    Stupid greedy a** people over there. I hate when politicians get involved in our life, they just ruin everything and please their rich CEO friends…

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    1. Oscar Post author

      that’s bad! I hope you can find someone with license and get them to buy for you? could start a business with that model lol :)

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    1. Oscar Post author

      they were released after the survey so they didn’t make it to the list, hopefully the next one.

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