What Battery Should I Use for My RC Car?

RC cars are a great way to get into the world of racing and have some fun. But, when it comes to buying an RC car, one of the most important decisions is what battery to use. With the wide range of options available, it can be difficult to decide which one is best for you.

The first thing to consider when deciding on a battery for your RC car is the type of car you have. Different types of cars require different types of batteries.

For example, off-road cars typically require more power than on-road cars do. Thus, off-road vehicles usually require LiPo batteries, which offer higher voltage and current than other types.

It’s also important to consider the size of your RC car when choosing a battery. If your car is too small for a large battery, it won’t be able to produce enough power for optimal performance. On the other hand, if your car is too large for a small battery, then you may not be able to get as much run time out of it as you’d like.

Finally, you should think about how often you plan on using your RC car. If you’re an occasional racer or just enjoy tinkering with different parts and upgrades from time to time, then NiMH batteries are a great option since they provide plenty of power but don’t need to be replaced as often as other types do.


When selecting a battery for your RC car, consider the type of car you have (off-road vs on-road), its size and how often it will be used. LiPo batteries are great for off-road vehicles due their high voltage and current output while NiMH batteries are great for occasional racers or hobbyists who don’t need long run times.

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Susan Delgado