Battery Equivalents and Replacements

HRB 5S 18.5V 50-100C 5000mAh LiPo Batteries

HRB 5S 18.5V 50-100C 5000mAh LiPo Batteries are relatively large and powerful Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries featuring 5 LiPo cells connected in series, strong discharge currents, long lifetime, etc., and are commonly used in various RC toys, trucks, quadcopters and similar vehicles that require a lightweight and reliable power source.

HRB offer 5S 18.5V 50-100C 5000mAh LiPo batteries with either XT90 or Deans T plug and with standard JST-XH charging/balancing plug.

Published: October 14, 2022.

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HRB 5S 18.5V 50-100C 5000mAh LiPo Batteries Features and Specifications

HRB 5S 18.5V 50-100C 5000mAh LiPo batteries differ only in the discharge plug - one battery model features an XT90 plug, while another model features Deans T plug.

Other than that, these are two essentially the same batteries in terms of size, weight, charging/discharging characteristics, and similar.

HRB 5S 18.5V 50-100C 5000mAh LiPo batteries feature physical dimensions of 6.10 x 1.89 x 1.57 inches (~155 x 48 x 40 mm; ±3mm) and they weigh 1.34 lbs (21.45 oz, 608g ± 2g).

With a nominal voltage of 18.5V and a nominal capacity of 5000mAh, the batteries are able to store ~92.5 Wh of energy, with an energy density of ~69 Wh/lbs (~152 Wh/kg).

The maximum continuous discharging current is 50C, with 100C current being possible for short bursts.

Despite very strong discharge currents, the maximum allowed charging current of the HRB 5S 18.5V 50-100C 5000mAh LiPo batteries is in the 0.5C-1.0C range (2.5-5A).

HRB 5S 18.5V 50-100C 5000mAh LiPo batteries are recharged via their JST-XH charging/balancing port.

It is highly recommended to recharge them using high-quality balance LiPo chargers - these chargers charge and balance the batteries, prolonging the lifetime of the charged batteries.

When charged properly, HRB 5S 18.5V 50-100C 5000mAh LiPo batteries can last 150+ charging/discharging cycles.

Note: right after the use or after the charging, the batteries may be warm - let the battery cool down before recharging or using them again. Also, LiPo batteries should never be left unattended when charging, regardless if they are brand new (especially then), newish or old ones ...

Since LiPo batteries are not the most stable batteries around, having a LiPo fireproof bag is highly recommended - most people never need them, but better safe than sorry.

When the new batteries arrive, it is highly recommended to make a few test charging/discharging cycles, gradually increasing Depth of Discharge (DoD).

For example, charge the battery to 100% and discharge it down to 25% DoD, then recharge it again to 100% and discharge it down to 50% DoD, and then finally recharge it again to 100% and discharge it down to 75% DoD, after which the battery can be freely used in the field.

This is not an official recommendation, but it prepares the batteries for intensive use, and if there is any issue with the batteries, it will probably be shown right away while the battery is still connected to the charger/discharger. And that is far better than with a battery connected to, for example, an RC drone/plane some 100ft above the ground.


lipo 5s battery mLong Story Short: If You are looking for a 5S 5000mAh LiPo batteries with 50C discharge current, consider HRB 5S 18.5V 50-100C 5000mAh LiPo batteries - they are offered with either XT90 or Deans T discharge plug and with standard JST-XH charging/balancing plug.

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