So my stock 7 volt battery for my gen 9 decided to die today and I need to replace it. My gen 9 is still stock, would it handle a 11 volt battery stock or would it need some upgrades first? Cheers.
Yes it will work fine
The 11.1 (3S) battery will give it a real kick in the guts… you will be severely impressed as the magazines empty in 3S(econds)… see what I did there
It will shoot faster, but probably not further… and your mates will be scared by even the sound and the mass of gels heading their way…which is good
The down side is that the mag empties unbelievably quickly… and things may start to break… which is bad
However, that said… I would never buy a replacement 7.4v battery… you know you want to upgrade the whole thing eventually… so, sooner or later it will stop… then you can start upgrading…
This is why it is, by law, a fact that you need 2 gel blasters (minimum)… so you can keep one stock and reliable with minimal upgrades… (old faithful) … then have a MONSTER under construction… which if it suffers from ‘issues’ during its construction… which is bad… you still have old faithful to play with … which is good
I hearby give you permission to buy at least one more blaster… (go on, you know you want to)
A few points on batteries… 3.7V is 1S… 2S is 7.4v… 3 is 11.1v and so on 4,5,6 up to 12S, but we will concentrate on 3S. A 3S is 11.1v… but at 11.1v the battery is flat more or less… if you go less than 3.60v per cell (so 3S about 10.8v) the battery will be damaged.
A fully charged 3S battery will be 12.6v.
The above is for LiPo batteries… and you really need a low volt alarm so you dont kill the battery. An 11.1v Lithium Ion battery is more forgiving… but if you get a LiPo (my recommendation) try and sneak one of these onto your blaster somewhere… will save killing alot of (expensive) batteries. You can adjust the alarm voltage… like set the alarm to go off once any of the 3 cells reach, say 3.6v
100% what he said. Lipo care was such an important thing to look after with drones, then in this hobby lipo care is an after thought for some reason. But yes, if you start going under 3.6v per cell you WILL start to cause your battery to become unstable and drop/kill cells. Not so much when it’s getting drained, but when you attempt to recharge, it can cause a fire, and a Lipo fire is not easy to extinguish.