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  1. How to Safely Store LiPo Batteries

    LiPo batteries are mainly used for drones and other radio-controlled devices which require extra care for storage.

    Here at Vapextech, we understand the importance of getting the best out of your batteries, which is why we are sharing some handy tips to store your LiPo batteries in our latest blog.

    Using LiPo Storage Bags Effectively

    LiPo batteries contain very reactive chemicals in them (which produces more power), meaning they need to be handled gently and treated with the utmost care.

    To start, you can insulate the leads which can be as simple as putting a rubber cap or some electrical tape on all of the leads which includes balance leads and the main power leads.
    You want to at least have a LiPo storage bag (which is fire-retardant), which will give you a little more time to react but won't completely stifle the flames.

    Guidelines for Storing LiPo Batteries

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  2. Choosing the Right Batteries for Your Model Car

    Choosing the right battery for your model car comes down to four factors - cost, connector, compatibility and dimensions.
    For our latest blog, we are going to explore these options and explain them in greater detail.

    Here at Vapextech, we specialise in Airsoft 9.6v batteries that are equipped with high capacity cells for longer running times which ensure that our batteries are long-lasting.

    Four Factors when Choosing Batteries

    Cost - Some models have the batteries included which can be selected by the manufacturer with the aim to balance performance, weight and production cost. Many enthusiasts though choose to buy their own batteries. Smaller capacity batteries are often cheaper, but you can't always guarantee consistent performance. We would recommend Airsoft batteries,

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  3. Your Guide to Charging LiPo Batteries

    LiPo batteries from Vapextech are popular for use in the model industry for radio controlled equipment and airsoft purposes.
    Also regularly used for personal electronics and electrical vehicles these batteries are delivered in a pouch format and have become the default for many types of equipment and appliances.

    In this blog we are going to focus on the best methods to charge lithium batteries safely.

    The Basics of Charging LiPo Batteries

    LiPo batteries charge differently to pretty much every other battery on the market. The charging cycle starting with the constant voltage being applied across the battery terminals that are slightly higher than the voltage the battery is resting at.
    Once the battery reaches set voltage the current flow is slowed and will eventually stop.

    Remember to not overcharge LiPo batteries as although they will accept the charge, they will become

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  4. Solar Batteries are the Greener Alternative to Traditional Batteries

    Solar light batteries are the ultimate energy efficient power source that don not compromised quality for eco-performance. Typically used in garden lights these perfect solutions for outdoor illumination are ready to use right out of the box. There is no need to charge before you put them to use. 

    Powered by the sun, solar light batteries are incredibly cost-effective, eco-friendly and unbelievably convenient. Customers are often stunned at just how long they last considering the intensity of the light they power.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Solar Light Batteries

    In this blog, we are looking at the full range of benefits when you invest in solar light batteries and some of the most frequently asked questions.

    How do Solar Batteries work?

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  5. We’re Celebrating Battery Day at Vapextech

    Where would we be without batteries? These little packs of power and energy make day-to-day life so convenient. In the UK, we’d find it difficult to locate someone who doesn’t reap the benefits of a battery in some form or another. Even those who like to live ‘off the grid’ use batteries for torches, watches and so much more. Here at Vapextech, we live and breathe batteries for hobbies and pass times. So, we’d thought we’d pay homage to one of the world’s most useful and versatile pieces of technology on Battery Day.

    Why Vapextech Loves Batteries on Battery Day…

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  6. Get your LiPo Batteries for Hobby Month

    Welcome to Vapextech, we’re the home of LiPo batteries - one of the most popular and used rechargeable batteries available. January marks Hobby Month for the celebration of those personal activities and interests we have, that keep our mind active in our downtime. Hobbies come in all forms and here at Vapextech, we provide the power needed for hobbies such as RC and model vehicle enthusiasts and Airsoft soldiers. Our batteries are light, powerful and eclipse others in terms of performance - So find out why our LiPo batteries will keep you charged during Hobby Month!

    Why LiPo Batteries are all you’ll need dur

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  7. Stay Fully Charged During Hobby Month with Airsoft Batteries

    January is the month for hobbies! And here at Vapextech, we’re the UK’s leading supplier of airsoft batteries that will keep you at top performance throughout January and beyond. We all have a hobby or more. From collecting and seeking to reading and sports participation, everyone has a hobby that keeps their mind busy.

    Hobbies have been always been part of human existence. The early hobbies would include swimming and hunting but now we’re in the 21st-century hobbies have become more advanced and technological, but what remains the same is the pursuit of keeping our minds active and busy through long days.

    Airsoft Batteries Keep you in Top Performance this January

    Throughout January, hobby month is a celebration of these brilliant pass times and here at Vapextech, we have the airsoft batteries that will have you outperforming your opposition on the battlefield. Airsoft is one of the UK’s most popular

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  8. Model Batteries for Hobby Month

    For some, model or RC vehicles might be their first introduction to a hobby. A classic birthday or Christmas present RC cars allow controllers to take control of model vehicles or hand-built machines and push them to the edge of performance potential. While some users simply use their RC car as a pass time, there are those who get hooked on the trill of, how fast can I go? or can I take this corner any faster? RC cars come with many interchangeable parts, but one of the most important parts that you cannot afford to overlook is the model batteries you use. Here at Vapextech, we supply a huge collection of model batteries for racers and hobbyists alike

    Recreational or Competitive Model Batteries for Radio Control cars

    Radio control vehicles are often used as either a past time or as part of a competition. Whatever the use, the

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  9. Solar Light Batteries for the Winter Solstice

    Solar light batteries and the garden lights they power take on a new importance during the month of December. The 21st being the Winter solstice it is the point of the year when the sun is at its lowest point in the northern hemisphere sky. The days are at their shortest and therefore we rely on artificial lighting to be able to see during the extra hours of darkness.

    Solar Light Batteries to Illuminate the Darkest Nights

    Traditionally we adorn our homes and gardens with all types of lights to add festive cheer during the run up to Christmas and through to the New Year. While all of this adds excitement, it would be easy to over look more modest but no less important lighting for our pathways, steps, patios and driveways. The advantage of using battery powered lighting is that it doesn’t rely on having any complex outdoor electrical installations. There is no need for outdoor sockets and the light units themselves can be arranged wherever you need them without employing t

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  10. Model Batteries for the Perfect Christmas Present

    Christmas is right around the corner and with each passing day, the dilemma of what to get those who mean most to you is creeping in. Radio controlled cars and vehicles are a cliched but brilliant Christmas gift for both enthusiasts and amateurs alike. If you want to create a Home Alone 3 style chase with a remote-control car, you’re going to need the Vapextech range of model batteries.

    Model Batteries from Vapextech

    At Vapextech we specialise in batteries for all hobbies and in particular for a wide selection of radio control model batteries.

    Our batteries are ideally suited to many different RC and aircraft vehicles. Our range of model batteries are designed and manufactured to the highest standards and q

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