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Best Battery for Redcat Vigilante 8S

Best Battery for Redcat Vigilante 8S

The Redcat Vigilante 8S is equipped with a dual-battery system optimized for two 4s lipo batteries. However, compared to popular 1/5 scale RC models like the X- Maxx and Kraton, the battery compartments in the Vigilante are slightly smaller. Currently, the largest capacity 4s lipo batteries suitable for this model available on the market are around 8000mAh. Market research has identified four high-capacity, high-discharge batteries as the best options for this car, each with its own unique advantages.

Best Overall Battery

Powerhobby 8000mAh 4s 14.8V 100C Lipo XT90 Connector

Powerhobby 8000mAh 4s 14.8V 100C Lipo XT90 Connector

Brand: Powerhobby
Voltage: 14.8 Volts
Capacity: 8000mAh
Discharge Rate: 100C
Connector: XT90 Plug
Size: 138mm x 47mm x 48mm (L x W x H)
Weight: 630g

Highlight: Large Capacity | Hardcase | No need to change the Connector

This battery is recommended primarily because it offers extended runtime for the Vigilante, its hard shell provides physical protection against bumps and collisions during operation, and it comes equipped with a male XT90 connector, eliminating the need for connector replacement or adapter use.

Best Performance Battery

Gens ace 6800mAh 4S 120C 14.8V Lipo EC5 Connector

Gens ace 6800mAh 4S 120C 14.8V Lipo EC5 Connector

Brand: Gens ace
Voltage: 14.8 Volts
Capacity: 6800mAh
Discharge Rate: 120C
Connector: EC5 Plug
Size: 157mm x 48mm x 41mm (L x W x H)
Weight: 673g

Highlight: High C-rate | Hardcase

This battery is the consistent quality assurance provided by Gens Ace, such as a stable discharge plateau, balanced voltage, and low internal resistance. These features underscore the brand’s reputation for reliability and performance in demanding applications.

Since this vehicle uses a female XT90 connector, operating it with this battery requires the use of an adapter or directly replacing the connector:

Male EC5 to Female XT90 Adapter

XT90 Male and Female Connector

Best Budget Battery

Ovonic 100C 4S 8000mAh 14.8V Lipo EC5 Connector

Ovonic 100C 4S 8000mAh 14.8V Lipo EC5 Connector

Brand: OVONIC
Voltage: 14.8 Volts
Capacity: 8000mAh
Discharge Rate: 100C
Connector: EC5 Connector
Size: 138.5mm x 49mm x 46.5mm
Weight: 450g

Highlight: Large Capacity | Budgeted | Lightweight

This battery left a strong impression on me, offering a large capacity despite its compact size. Most importantly, it’s a great fit for those who don’t want to overspend on batteries, as it only requires connector replacement or adapter use to be compatible with the Vigilante.

Zeee 7200mAh 4S 120C 14.8V Lipo XT90 Connector

Zeee 7200mAh 4S 120C 14.8V Lipo XT90 Connector

Brand: Zeee
Voltage: 14.8 Volts
Capacity: 7200mAh
Discharge Rate: 120C
Connector: XT90 Plug
Size: 138mm x 47mm x 48mm (L x W x H)
Weight: 630g

Highlight: High C-rate | Budgeted | No need to change the Connector

I'm Vincent, the founder of this blog. I've been working in the RC hobby industry for 7 years, and I've gained a lot of expertise along the way. I hope my insights can be helpful to you.

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