The main parameters for choosing best drone battery

basic parameters of drone battery

Here are some tips to help you consider the main parameters for choosing a lipo battery for your drone. 

Main parameters


Normally, more capacity is mean more power and more energy. In fact As the battery gets larger, the increase in flight time becomes ineffective, because of the weight of battery. You should have to think about the weight when consider the capcity, Should not be absorbed in choosing bigger capacity battery simply.

 Discharge Rate

Discharge Rate is yet another crucial aspect that need to be checked before you decide to settle for any battery for your drone.You need to get a battery whose C rating is convenient for your drone. you have to compare target c-rating and battery c-racing. In short, my principle is that battery c-racing  is greater than  target c-rating but not too higher.


With a higher cell count, performance is maintained above par. However, higher cell counts translate to an increase in weight which, in some cases, affects performance. Choosing the right voltage of battery, you should reference in the datasheet of motor and esc.


There are many common connectors include Deans, XT60, EC3 and JST etc. What is the performance impact of these connectors?

Drone battery connectors

  • JST connector – up to 5A
  • XT60 connectors- up to 60 Amps
  • Deans – up to 60 Amps
  • EC3 connector – up to 60 Amps
  • EC5 connector- up to 120 Amps


Tattu , Bonka, Multistar, Turnigy , Zippy , Graphene , SMC, Dronelabs, Ready MadeRC, ThunderPower, Floureon, Venom, Pulse , E-flite etc. Which one is the best one? All of them are good enough, I highly recommend Tattu battery.


Choosing the right drone battery is no doubt important, and looking after your lipo battery is also important.

If you have any question of any thing about the main parameters for choosing your drone battery and have more experiences, please leave your message on here, Thank you.

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Comment by Jack on June 13, 2017 at 4:06pm

I should add that Reference source: Best Drone Battery Choosing Guide

Comment by Stanley Anak Suab on June 14, 2017 at 2:46am

@Jack, may I add one more important thing is the battery weight.   

Comment by Jack on June 14, 2017 at 6:49am

@Stanley Anak Suab Yes,weight is a important parameter for battery, especially for FPV racing event.

Comment by Nikola Rabchevsky on June 14, 2017 at 8:11am

Might want to add availability to the list.  Hobby King seems to have a serious shortage of certain types in the U.S. and they won't ship them from one of their international warehouses.

Comment by Jack on June 19, 2017 at 7:55am

Yes Hobby King many lipos are out of stock.


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