Airsoft Battery Chargers and Adapters

Airsoft Battery Chargers and Adapters

An essential component of every AEG (airsoft electric gun) is the battery. It provides the power necessary to run the motor and make the gun do its job. Having a good battery can really make a big difference. Anyone considering upgrading their AEG has to take the battery into consideration and almost all power upgrades include an upgraded battery. On the other hand, having a low quality battery in a top of the line AEG will drastically reduce its performance. When choosing a battery and charger, the following information is helpful to know:

Voltage - This number denotes power output of the battery. Higher voltage means more power. Higher voltage turns the motor faster which gives you a higher rate of fire (ROF). On AEGs with upgraded springs a high voltage battery is almost always necessary. This is because greater force is required to power the piston.

mAh (milliampere-hour) Rating - This number tells you how long the battery will last. A higher number means a larger battery and longer play time between re-charges. To get more specific, one ampere-hour is 3600 coulombs, which is the electrical charge needed for one hour of steady 1 ampere electrical output. One milliampere-hour is one-thousandth of an ampere-hour.

Connector Type - There are two types and two sizes of connectors. The types are male and female and the sizes are large and small. A male connector can only connect to a female connector of the same size. For example, you must connect a small male connector to a small female connector. You cannot connect a male to a male or a small to a large. If you need to connect incompatible connectors you will need a special adapter. Batteries come with female end plugs.

DC V - This is the DC Voltage output of the charger. This is the maximum battery voltage that the charger should be used to charge. I.e. do not use an 8.4 V charger to charge a 9.6 V battery.