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.
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.
- 1300mah – $26 – 176g
- 1500mah – $28 – 208g
- 1800mah – $31 – 240g
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.
- 1300mah – $38 – 173g
- 1550mah – $45 – 193g
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.
- 1300mah – $22 – 155g
- 1500mah – $22 – 180g
Dinogy Ultra Graphene 2.0 4S 80C
The first “Graphene” battery from Dinogy had some voltage sag problems from many testing we’ve seen. Dinogy tried to improve that and came out with the orange “2.0”. Comparing to the previous version (75C), the average weight has gone up by over 20g, but with better overall performance.
- 1300mah – $35 – 177g
- 1500mah – $40 – 200g
Thunder Power Adrenaline 4S 80C Lipo Battery
The Thunder Power Adrenaline LiPo battery is probably the best in this class in terms of capacity per gram. The 1300mah is 27g lighter than the Dinogy Ultra, while the 1900mah pack is about the same weight as their 1500mah, but has 400mah more in capacity. That’s a great option for endurance flights.
- 1300mah – $35 – 150g
- 1900mah – $50 – 203g