- Li-ion Type Battery
- 11.1v voltage
- 3000mAh capacity
What's Included In The Box:
- 1 x Zion Arms 11.1v 3000mAh Li-Ion Stick Battery
About the Zion Arms 11.1v 3000mAh Li-Ion Stick Battery
Li-Ion batteries are a different animal from your normal NiMh batteries. Before we continue, first of all, we do not recommend Li-Ion batteries for beginners. They require a mature and attentive user to be used correctly and safely. Parents, if you are buying this for someone, please be sure to understand all the facets of using a Li-Ion battery and charger as these types of batteries are very volatile and pose a fire risk more so than other battery types if used incorrectly.
Lithium-Ion batteries (Li-Ion) for short offer more consistent output in relation to charge levels and are lighter and more compact than other batteries in airsoft applications. Lithium-Ion batteries have been prevalent in RC cars for many years though Li-Ion batteries are also being adapted to airsoft use as well.
Li-Ion batteries for airsoft come in two configurations: 7.4v and 11.1v. For performance similar to a 9.6v battery, a 7.4v Li-Ion battery is going to deliver equivalent performance in a smaller package. An 11.1v battery is considered an upgraded performance battery. The higher voltage will put your airsoft gun into overdrive but you will get wear and tear at a faster rate as a result. People often do this for the split second faster cycle times in semi-auto and a higher rate of fire.
Li-Ion Battery charger required for use. Failure to use the correct charger voids your warranty and poses a fire hazard.
Q: When do I have to charge a Li-Ion battery? A: Li-Ion batteries are highly affected when drained and should not be shot below the recommended minimum voltage. Long story short, if you start with a charged Li-Ion and use it for a bit and your gun's rate of fire is slowing down and the trigger response getting sluggish, it's time to stop using this one and charge it as soon as possible. Li-Ions do not like to be drained and once ruined, cannot be restored.
Q: How do I correctly identify Li-Ion batteries? A: Li-Ion batteries will have two plugs coming out of it as opposed to the one you will find on a traditional NiMh battery. On a Li-Ion battery, one plug is used to power the airsoft gun and one is for charging. You never want to plug the power plug (the Tamiya plug in this case) into a charger by itself, you risk causing the battery to explode from charging incorrectly. Just about all Li-Ion chargers are considered smart chargers and most will charge off the smaller charge plug, though some fancy chargers may utilize both plugs for charging and balancing. The voltage of the battery is determined by the number of cells. On batteries where the cells are split up, 2 cells is a 7.4v and 3 cells is an 11.1v. On batteries where the cells are packed together, it won't be so obvious but you can look at the charge plug. One wire will be the negative/ground wire, while the other wires will be connected to each cell, so you can look at those wires to determine the cell count.