Best Batteries for the HPI 1/8 SAVAGE Series

Choosing the right battery for your RC vehicle can significantly enhance its performance, and the HPI 1/8 SAVAGE Series is no exception.

In the following sections, we will delve deeper into specific battery recommendations that meet these criteria, enhancing the performance and enjoyment of your HPI 1/8 SAVAGE Series monster truck. Stay tuned!

The following batteries are suitable for these RC cars:


OVONIC 3s 50C 5200mAh

OVONIC battery

Voltage: 11.1 Volts
Capacity: 5200mAh
Discharge Rate: 50C
Connector: Deans-T
Size: 138mm x 46mm x 38mm (±3mm)
Weight: 368g (±5g)

Firstly, with its 5200mAh capacity and 50C discharge rate, this battery provides ample power for prolonged off-road runs and intense acrobatics that SAVAGE drivers love. It’s also more than capable of delivering the burst of power needed for quick accelerations and backflips, pushing the performance of your monster truck to new heights.

In terms of construction, the OVONIC’s solid build ensures it can withstand the heavy shocks, bumps, and crashes inherent in off-road RC driving. Its dimensions and weight, though on the slightly larger and heavier side, fit well with the SAVAGE’s large and rugged nature. Moreover, the Deans-T connector ensures compatibility and secure connection with the truck’s power system.

Most importantly, the consistency and reliability of this battery stand out. Unlike cheaper alternatives, which often suffer from unstable performance and shorter lifespan, the OVONIC performs consistently well over numerous charge cycles. Its reputation for durability means that you can expect this battery to last, providing good value for money.

Lastly, OVONIC’s exceptional customer service is a noteworthy advantage. It offers peace of mind knowing that any potential issues will be dealt with promptly and professionally.

Gens ace 5000mAh 3S 50C

Gensace battery

Brand: Gens ace
Voltage: 11.1 Volts
Capacity: 5000mAh
Discharge Rate: 50C
Connector: XT60 and Deans Plug
Size: 153mm x 47mm x 24mm
Weight: 256g

One of the most striking advantages of this battery is its longevity. With its 5000mAh capacity, it offers a run time that’s around 20% longer than what you get with the original lithium-ion battery supplied with the vehicle. This means more playtime and less time charging, which is a big plus for any RC enthusiast.

However, when it does come to charging, the Gens ace battery impresses further. The battery cells balance nearly perfectly every time to within 0.002v, demonstrating exceptional consistency and quality. Moreover, the fast charge rate and the ability to fully charge the battery to 8.40v, as opposed to the 8.35v or lower provided by other chargers, is another distinct benefit. This translates to maximized battery performance during your off-road escapades.

Lastly, the versatility of the Gens ace battery, offering both an XT60 and a Deans plug, ensures a broad range of compatibility with various RC models.

Zeee 5200mAh 50C 3S

ZEEE battery

Brand: Zeee
Voltage: 11.1 Volts
Capacity: 5200mAh
Discharge Rate: 50C
Connector: Soldered Deans Plug and XT60
Size: 132mm x 43mm x 25mm
Weight: 343g

For starters, its 5200mAh capacity and a 50C discharge rate provide the ample power needed to operate the SAVAGE Series RC vehicles optimally. Whether navigating through muddy terrains or performing jumps on grassy fields, this battery ensures your truck has the power to execute these maneuvers smoothly.

In terms of expectations, this battery scores high. From my experience, it meets all performance expectations, with no negative comments to make. It is reliable, holds a charge well, and powers the vehicle for a satisfying length of time.

Beyond performance, the Zeee battery also stands out in terms of value for money. It offers better quality, and durability, and costs less than comparable products available in local hobby stores. This makes it not only a good investment for your RC vehicle but also a savvy purchase.