Top 5 Best 4S LiPo Batteries for Mini Quad

The recommended LiPo batteries on this page have been tested and you won’t be disappointed by the performance and value. Due to the difficulties in shipping LiPo batteries thesedays, price and availability are the most important considerations in my opinion. Getting them locally can usually save you a great deal of money.

There are many other considerations in choosing the best LiPo battery for your racing drone: performance (e.g. real discharge rate and capacity), longevity, weight, size and so on. To learn more about LiPo batteries please check out 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 we power our 5″ and 6″ mini quad. The most popular capacity range are between 1300mah and 1600mah, smaller pack for racing and larger packs for freestyle flying.

Stick with well-known brands when choosing LiPo to ensure decent quality and performance. Here are a list of battery brands that we have used with good experience.

  • Acehe
  • China Hobby Line (CNHL)
  • Dinogy
  • Infinity
  • Lumenier (GetFPV)
  • RaceDayQuads (RDQ)
  • Rebel Batteries
  • Turnigy Graphene
  • Tattu
  • Thunderpower

Acehe Formula 4S 95C

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

Tattu R-Line 4S 95C

The Tattu R-Line 4S is one of the best performers, 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. It would probably be an overkill for everyday flying, but great for races.

Infinity Graphene 4S 70C

The Infinity Graphene 70C is an affordable 4S Lipo battery with decent performance, making this a very good deal for practice/training purposes. These are available internationally so if you can’t find any other good batteries locally this would be my pick. Check out the Review.

CNHL 4S 100C

The best budget battery in the market right now, however it’s slightly heavier and bigger than batteries in its class.

1300mah – $20 – 178g (Buy: RDQ | Amazon)

RaceDayQuads 4S

One of the best performing battery for the price.

1500mAh – $24 – 187g (Buy: RaceDayQuads)

DemonRC Fusion 4S 66C

Very good batteries I’ve tested personally. They have better tolerance to low temperature and performed noticeably better than other batteries I have in cold weather. Check out my review. I’d recommend them if you are in the EU.

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

Edit History

  • Feb 2017 – Article created
  • Mar 2018 – Updated list
  • Nov 2018 – Updated list

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

  1. BOb

    Have you actually tested any of these batteries on a charger/discharger for comparison charts. A comparison chart comparing real performance differences would be great, like mooch does with round cells.

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  2. Jakub

    What would you recommend ? I wanna buy cosistang lipos that will be good for price and last for year or two. There is sale on CHNL and Ministar 1500mAh cost about 16USD I am considering DRC fusion too but they are pricey :(.

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    1. Oscar Post author

      Freestyle has a lot more tolerance than racing… any batteries that is good for racing would be more than enough for freestyle as we don’t normally push it as hard.

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  3. Tim

    I started flying on Ovionic packs (1300s) and the ones I bought in July still deliver with >40 cycles on them. Pretty comparable to CNHL but Ovonic packs are smaller, have better quality and price.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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.

      Reply

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