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  Here's where you'll find the best built A123 LiFe Nanophosphate* packs available anywhere. Each pack is carefully assembled, welded, cabled and finished to order for just the way you fly. We use 1/4" wide HD nickel quad welded straps and tabs, strain relieved 18g wiring and connectors are standard. Every pack is equipped with a simple cell tap for ease of balance charging and owner cabling for your favorite charger. We 'double shrink' each pack for fuel proofing and protection of the cardboard sleeves and the outer finish is with our superb 3M Mil Spec rubberised shrink. The packs I build for you are assembled to the same exacting standards we use for the Naval Research Labs and RPV / Robotics applications worldwide. If you want the best for your baby.. it's right here!  
For a really useful FAQ focusing on the needs of Giant Scale IMAC and 3D flyers considering this technology and some application recommendations for the folks flying 25% through 45% birds just click on the A123 FAQ on the navbar to the left.
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INFO!! Jan 1 2019 - The A123 'brand name' has been aquired by LITHIUMWERKS !! .. exactly the same cells, mfg on the same equipment and they retain the same great quality.
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We Use the NEWEST A123 Systems Nanophosphate LiFe Cells


A123 Systems 18650 Nano M1B V2

Pack Voltage 6.6v 1100ma

Rating 30C (33.0A) Continuous

Pack Size 2-5/8” x 1-1/2 x ¾

Pack Weight 3.0 oz

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A123 Systems 26650 Nano M1B V2

Pack Voltage: 6.6v 2500ma

Rating: 30C (75.A) Continuous

Pack Size: 2-5/8” x 2-1/8 x 1-1/16

Pack Weight  5.7oz

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A123 Compatible charger required!

Please see our application notes

on the A123 FAQ & Setup Guide

 

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The latest generation A123 Systems Nanophosphate M1B cells have proven themselves to be the most serviceable Lithium technology pack available for Mid to Extreme Giant sized R/C applications in the last decade. Here at last is a Lithium Technology that is stable, won't burn your plane, shop or house down if you do everything right, is exceptionally durable, offers superior life expectancy, is light weight, has exceptionally low internal impedance and does not require a regulator for use with modern radio equipment and digital HD servos.

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At this time we have the current R/C relevant cell offerings from A123/Lithiumwerks, assembled right here into the pack configurations most commonly used by the discerning top end competitors in Giant Scale and IMAC 3D flying. The 1100 Series is popular as a dual receiver pack and ignition pack in DA-50 powered aircraft (20-27%) and the 2500 series packs are favored in 30-45% birds for both rx & ignition applications. If your new to A123 LiFe application considerations, be sure and check our FAQ for A123 Care and feeding Info, click the link of the navbar to the left. 

NoBS Assembly

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2 cell 6.6v side by side Rx or Ignition packs are available with a 20g Combo Univ 3 wire Power and Balance feed OR with separate Univ 22g 3 wire balance feed and an 18g JR or FJ power feed at no extra charge. Options for the power feed include EC3, Deans, Multiplex, Power Pole, arranged as dual or single feeds, etc; see the drop down boxes for power feed options currently available. We also have available 3 and 4 cell ECU packs cabled as required for those applications.

 1100 Series   A123 18650 sized  2 Cell  'Combo Cable'  Single Lead  20g JR/Univ  Rx & Ignition Pack   6.6v

These 18650 sized A123 packs are finished with the 'Combo' Single lead 20g three wire Power Feed & Balance connection only... intended for use with your custom configured* 3 wire input HD chargeport switch -OR- our 'Combo Switch'.

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The  'Combo Feed'  1100 Series  18650 Sized  6.6v   A123 Receiver & Ignition Pack

This is A123's little powerhouse... small footprint and light weight make it a favorite pick as the Ignition Pack for sport and scale setups in the 50cc class. It's also gained quite a bit of popularity as the Rx pack of choice in smaller glow sport- scale birds and we've seen them run in parallel on the little 3D/Pattern birds for reliability and weight savings.

This configuration (as shown, left) is set up with the simple, single 'Combo' 20g three wire combined balance and power feed. You'll need either our Combo Switch (below) or you can modify your existing 3 wire input switch to check individual cell voltages or balance charge this pack via the switch chargeport. (see our Setup Guide for the Switch Mod)

$39.95

 1100 Series 18650 sized 2 Cell 'Conventional'  Separate Power & Balance Lead Rx & Ignition Packs

These 18650 sized A123 packs are finished with your choice of Power Feed (18g JR/FJ is standard, other types, larger gauge's add'l $) and a standard JR/Univ 22g Balance Connector. Intended for use with systems requiring a 2 wire power feed to either a Power Expander or Fail Safe type switches that cannot utilize a three wire connection at the switch chargeport.

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The  'Conventional Type'  1100 Series  18650 Sized  6.6v   A123 Receiver & Ignition Pack

This is A123's little powerhouse... small footprint and light weight make it a favorite pick as the Ignition Pack for sport and scale setups in the 50cc class. It's also gained quite a bit of popularity as the Rx pack of choice in smaller glow sport- scale birds and we've seen them run in parallel on the little 3D/Pattern birds for reliability and weight savings.

This configuration (as shown, left) is set up with the original type cabling formats, with a separate 18g power feed and a 22g JR/Univ balance connector. You'll need a 2 lead connection to the charger for balance charging and a charge adapter to 'translate' the JR/Univ balance connectors pin positions or our 'Combo Charger Cord' (scroll down) to match your chargers modular port. (see our Setup Guide for more info on chargers and simple adapters)

$43.95

 2500 Series 26650 sized 2 Cell 'Combo Cable'  Single Lead Rx & Ignition Packs and Packages, 6.6v

These 26650 sized A123 packs are finished with the 'Combo' Single lead 20g three wire Power Feed & Balance connection only... intended for use with your custom configured* 3 wire input HD chargeport switch -OR- our 'Combo Switch'.

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The 'Combo Feed'  2500 Series  26650 Sized  6.6v   A123 Receiver & Ignition Pack

You'll find this cell at the center of just about everything great in the past decade... from full size EV's and RPV's to satellites, tooling and robotics. Less than half the weight of a comparable Ni-CAD pack with double the punch in delivering current. Long favored in competitive high-demand high load giant scale applications, our packs are also known for their dependability and ease of support via our 'Combo System' setup.. makes moving to dependable lithium power easy.

This configuration (as shown, left) is set up with the simple, single 'Combo' 20g three wire combined balance and power feed. You'll need either our Combo Switch (below) or you can modify your existing 3 wire input switch to check individual cell voltages or balance charge this pack via the switch chargeport. (see our Setup Guide for the Switch Mod)

$54.95

 2500 Series 26650 sized 2 Cell 'Conventional'  Separate Power & Balance Lead Rx & Ignition Packs

These 26650 sized A123 packs are finished with your choice of Power Feed (18g JR/FJ is standard, other types, larger gauge's add'l $) and a standard JR/Univ 22g Balance Connector. Intended for use with systems requiring a 2 wire power feed to either a Deans/Multiplex or EC3 equipped Power Expander or system using "Fail Safe" type switches that cannot utilize a three wire connection at the switch chargeport.

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The  'Conventional Type'  2500 Series  26650 Sized  6.6v   A123 Receiver & Ignition Pack

You'll find this cell at the center of everything 'great' that's happened over the past decade or so.. from full sized EV's and RPV's to satellites, tooling & robotics. At less than half the weight of a comparable NiCAD pack and with double the punch in delivering the current, these are what you need for 1/3 scale and 40% projects. Long favored in competitive high demand, high load Giant Scale projects, our packs are also well known for dependability & reliability. Nobody builds 'em better than we do.

This configuration (as shown, left) is set up with the original type of 'old school' cabling formats, with separate single or dual 16g power feeds in addition to a standard 22g JR/Univ balance connector. You'll need a 2 lead connection to the charger for balance charging and a charge adapter to 'translate' the JR/Univ balance connectors pin positions -OR- our 'Combo Charger Cord' (scroll down) to match your chargers modular port. (see our Setup Guide for more info on chargers and simple adapters)

$59.95

   A123  Combo  Switches,  Combo  Charger  Cable  and  Package Deals for 6.6v  1100 & 2500 Series Packs

The 'Combo' Switch for our 6.6v A123 Rx & Ignition Packs..

It's a Heavy Duty ED UltraSwitch II body modified for use with our A123 packs, matching and mating with the single 20g three wire Combo Balance & Power feed output of our packs. We've ungraded the 'stock' 22g cabling to 20g on the input side and it's now available with either DUAL 22g JR/Univ outputs or with a 12" 18g single output finished with your choice of system connector. FJ, JR/Univ, Deans, EC3, Multiplex, Anderson Connectors.. use it for Ignition Modules or with any System Rx. Plus, its compatible with most Power Expanders. Makes A123 conversion and Set-Up simple, efficient and easy. Use our Combo Charger Cable (right->) to  BALANCE CHARGE and CHECK your packs cell balance and charge status THRU THE SWITCH CHARGEPORT!  No second lead required on the pack, no separate chargeport required on the plane. Immensely simplifies pre-flight checks and on field charging if required. When combined with our Combo Charger Cable you'll be set up for 'Single Cable' field charging with almost any conventional two cable balance charger! 

$28.95

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The 'Combo' Charger Cord for our 6.6v A123 Rx & Ignition Packs..

Here's all you need to convert pretty much ANY two-cable A123/LiFe charger that requires two connections (banana plug and JST-XH ports) at the charger to balance charge &/or check individual cell voltage.  The Combo Charger Cord terminates in a single 20g three wire JR/Univ Female connector... ready to plug into your switch chargeport so you can check individual cell voltages and balance charge at the field EASILY via your switch chargeport.  Overall length is 18-20" so it'll easily reach from the field charger to the switchports on the fuselage. Exceptionally useful.. it's also the preferred adaptive Charger Cord for cabling directly from the charger to the JR/Univ 22g balance connector that's standard on all our 'Conventionally Cabled' packs equipped with the separate JR/Univ balance connector.. even if the pack has a separate balance charge lead, you'll still have an uncomplicated single charge lead/connection to the pack for either balance or field charging via a separate charge port!

$24.95

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A123 Rx /Ign Pack Package Deal, 6.6v 1100 Series

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The 'Combo' Packages... 1100 Pack, Switch and Charger Cable Deals

Combine the 1100 pack above with either -OR- both the Combo Switch and the Combo Charger Cord and SAVE!

A123 1100 6.6v Pack & Combo Switch; Reg $68.90  (The On-Board Deal).. just $64.95*

Above Pack, Switch & Combo Charger Cable; Reg $93.85 (The Starter Deal).. just $84.95*

* custom switch outputs add'l $

1100 Series Package Deal:

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A123 Rx /Ign Pack Package Deal, 6.6v 2500 Series

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The 'Combo' Packages... 2500 Pack, Switch and Charger Cable Deals

Combine the 2500 pack above with either -OR- both the Combo Switch and the Combo Charger Cord and SAVE!

A123 2500 6.6v Pack & Combo Switch; Reg $83.90  (The On-Board Deal).. just $79.95*

Above Pack, Switch & Combo Charger Cable; Reg $108.85 (The Starter Deal).. just $99.95*

* custom switch outputs add'l $

2500 Series Package Deal:

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 A123  1100  &  2500 Series  HV  3 & 4 Cell  Turbine  &  ECU  Packs , 9.9v - 13.2v

All Turbine/ECU A123 Packs are available with Deans, EC3, Jetcat / Multiplex or Anderson Power Pole (sermos) plugs on 14g leads and with FMA balance tap ONLY.

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1100 3 cell 

A123 Systems 18650 Nano M1A Pack

Pack Voltage: 9.9v 1000ma

Rating: 30C (30A) Continuous

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$66.95

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A123 Systems 18650 Nano M1A Pack

Pack Voltage: 13.2v 1000ma

Rating: 30C (30A) Continuous

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$84.95

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2500 3 cell 

A123 Systems 26650 Nano M1B Pack

Pack Voltage: 9.9v 2500ma

Rating: 30C (75.0A) Continuous

Pack Size (Triangle): 2-1/8” x 2-1/8 x 2-5/8

Pack Size (Flat) 2-5/8” x 3-1/4 x 1-1/16

Pack Weight 9.3oz

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$84.95

 

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A123 Systems 26650 Nano M1B Pack

Pack Voltage: 13.2v 2500ma

Rating: 30C (75.0A) Continuous

Pack Size (Square): 2-1/8” x 2-1/8 x 2-5/8

Pack Size (Flat) 2-5/8” x 4-1/4 x 1-1/16

Pack Weight 13.2 oz

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$115.95

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 A123  Setup Accessories, Chargeports, Adapters, Charger Cables & Switches

NEW! NoBS Batteries  'Combo Solution' UltraSwitch II for NoBS A123 packs w/ 20g 'Combo' Input Connector. Your choice of Dual 22g JR or 18g Single Jr/Univ, Deans or EC3 output connectors to the Rx!
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An outstanding evolution of the UltraSwitch II, set up exclusively for us by ED for our NoBS single lead Combo 20g A123 packs and optimised for Giant Scale applications with your choice of power output configurations. This switch is set up with a 20g 3 wire twisted input that compliments our A123 Packs with the 20g Three Wire Combo Connector, allowing single cable balance charging thru the switch at up to 4 amps. No Mods, no fussing about, order our A123 Packs with the single 20g Three Wire Combo Power Feed (NO separate balance connector!) and your installation is 'plug & play' simple with this switch. The switch output is your choice of either DUAL 22g Univ/JR leads for the Rx (best for single pack, single switch installations), a Single 18g JR/Univ or a single 18g Deans or EC3 output making it ideal for Parallel A123 pack and switch setups and/or SmartFly type power boards with the Deans or EC3 plugs common in high load applications for 30-40% IMAC and Warbirds. 

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$28.95 w/18g JR/Univ, $5.00 more w/ Deans or EC3
*Note: A123 rated, Designed specifically for 2nd generation single lead balance charging! If you have a 1st generation two lead balance charger, use the 'Combo' charge cord sold below; NO SEPARATE CHARGEPORT REQUIRED!

 

The correct A123 pack connector configuration for this switch is WITHOUT a separate 22g balance lead and WITH the Combo 20g three wire Power Feed.      

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Combo 20g Three wire Balance Input for NoBS A123 packs, your choice of either Dual 22g JR univ out OR Single 18g JR/Univ out to Rx. Deans, EC3 or Multiplex $5.00 more.
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This is an outstanding HD switch for 20-40% scale projects, allowing balance charging and individual cell voltage checks via the switch chargeport. With the Dual 22g JR/Univ out option the Combo Switch is especially suited to agressive 20-27% sized projects where a Single pack will be used but an additional connection to the Rx is desirable to spread out current loading. Set up with the Single 18g Univ JR connector or Deans, EC3 or Multiplex outputs it is ideal for parallel Pack configurations in the big birds when two packs and two of these switches are used to double available capacity, improve power handling and provide complete power system redundancy. Comes with 'switch guard' faceplate, closeable chargeport hood and makes for a very neat, easy to install assembly. Very light (.7oz) & durable.Max charge rate through the charge port is 4 amps.

$28.95 , + $5.00 for Deans, EC3 or Multiplex outputs.

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'Combo Solution' Balance-Charge Cord for JST-XH two lead chargers

Wish your two lead A123 charger could balance charge with just one connection to the pack thru your chargeport switch? This excellent Combo Chargecord works across a broad spectrum of JST-XH balance port or board compatible 2 lead (1st generation) chargers like the TP 610C, B6AC, Hitech X1, X2, X4, Venom, ElectriFly, etc; Allows single cable balance charge connection to the pack if used with any NoBS A123 Rx or Ignition pack equipped with either a single 20g 3 Wire Combined Univ Balance & Power Feed, or  a Deans or a JR/Univ power feed with separate Univ balance lead with any of the switches shown below!!

Makes balance charging with most 2 lead chargers through a single HD chargeport switch simple and easy WITHOUT a separate chargeport and it's fully compatible with Balance Buddy too!  Just plug the XH connector into the charger's balance board/port and the banana plugs into the chargers standard output and you are ready to enjoy single lead charging convenience via the switch chargeport!

*Check your chargers manual for JST-XH plug compatibility!! 

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Single Univ 20g 3 wire Out
3-4 Amp max current
Robust HD charge cable is 18" long!
For FJ or JR/Univ Chargeport Switches
Plug & Play balance charging for NoBS A123 Rx/Ignition pack with a Combo 3 wire Univ pack feed and our Custom Combo UltraSwitch shown below.

$24.95

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For use with 2 lead chargers that have a JST-XH compatible balance board or output port; intended for NoBS A123 2 cell Rx & ignition packs used with any of the NoBS A123 rated switches shown below. See our A123 Setup Guide for info on standard system chargeport switch modding requirements for most other type  chargeport switches. 

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NEW!!  The Combo Solution Balance-Charge Cord for FMA PowerLab two lead chargers

Finally.. a Combo Solution Charger Cord just for the FMA Power Labs. Sets up the PL6, PL8, Dual Power Lab & 10S / 10XP for simple sigle lead balance charging via one connection to the pack or switch. In all respects, it's the same as the Combo Cord shown above but set up to work with FMA's Power Lab Series Chargers oddball JST-PA type modular ports.

Intended for NoBS A123 2 cell Rx & ignition packs equipped with 20g 3 Wire Combined Univ Balance & Power Feed connected to a modified JR/Univ HD Chargeport switch or our Combo Switch See our A123 Setup Guide for info on the switch mod. Check your FMA charger's modular port(s) for pin count prior to ordering.

JST-PA (FMA) & Banana Plugs In
Single Univ 20g 3 wire Out
3-4 Amp max current
Robust HD charge cable is 18" long!
For FJ or JR/Univ Chargeport Switches
Plug & Play balance charging for NoBS A123 Rx/Ignition pack with a Combo 3 wire Univ pack feed and our Custom Combo UltraSwitch shown below.

$26.95

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For use with 2 lead FMA chargers that have a JST-PA output port; intended for NoBS A123 2 cell Rx & ignition packs used with any of the NoBS A123 rated switches shown below. See our A123 Setup Guide for info on standard system chargeport switch modding requirements for most other type  chargeport switches. 

JST-XH & FMA CellPro Charger to Univ Cell Tap Adapter Cables.

For use with the standard 'univ' cell tap or the Combo3 Wire Connector to adapt the R/C standard Univ balance tap on our A123 packs to most balance port equipped Chargers. We have two basic types available, one for the FMA Multi4 as well as another for those chargers that use the JST-XH 2S type plug format for a balance connection. (Hyperion, Thunder Power, Triton ElectriFly, Smart Cube, Fromeco, etc; check your chargers manual for JST-XH compatibility!!

 

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JST-XH 2S or FMA Multi4 Charger to Univ Cell Tap 3 wire Adapter Cable

$9.50

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*Note: If you planning on buying an FMA Multi-4 Charger from us we include the correct FMA adapter cable with it at no extra charge.

Female Blank Connector for Univ Chargeport

Already have an A123 capable charger? Then you'll need this female charge plug to mate with your chargers molex balance port plug. 22g, 12" length, pre tinned leads.

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Female connection for Univ Chargeport, 12" 

$1.99

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Univ Chargeport for Univ Celltap.
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Permits external balance charge access to the pack thru the fuselage side. NOT for use with an Cellpro pack tap, this is for use with packs with Univ celltap. See our Setup Guide (link above) for installation details.

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Univ Chargeport for Univ Celltap Packs

$3.95

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ED Ultra Switch II HD Standard System Switches

Excellent quality HD system switches, perfect for dual pack/parallel setups and Ignitions. Rugged and durable. Available for Futaba or Universal/JR system connectors. Can be user modified for the Combo 3 wire single lead NoBS A123 packs. See our A123 Setup Guide (link at the top of the page) for details.  

$17.95

*Note: A123 rated, Can be used with two lead balance chargers that are equipped with a 'Combo' charge cord AFTER user modification.

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HD Ultra Switch, FJ or JR/Universal

$17.95

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For more chargers, cabling, switches and HD 20g servo or pack extensions and other setup and support equipment, check our Chargers and Accessories page,  just click the link on the navbar to the left.

Questions? Email me!!! hangtime@hangtimes.com
*A123 & Nanophosphate are trademarks of A123 Systems, Inc. All A123 cells and chargers assembled and distributed by Hangtimes Hobbies and NoBS Batteries are acquired from A123's sole licensed US Distributor. All rights to A123 technology and trademarks reserved by A123 Systems Inc.

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